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Kruger National Park, Friday, 16 November 2007: The governing body of the world’s leading authority on environment and development, the World Conservation Union (IUCN), is convening away from its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, for the first time in its 59 year history.
Kruger National Park (KNP) rangers and special investigators from South African National Parks (SANParks) Corporate Investigation Service (CIS) arrested a poacher after a massive six day man-hunt on Sunday November 18, 2007.
The endangered black rhino is in the spotlight again. This time it’s to find out how many of these elusive and secretive creatures there are in the Kruger National Park. Black rhinos are seldom seen as they prefer to keep to themselves in thickets and bushy areas where they can browse in peace.
The information retrieved from satellite images taken from space often have to be checked and validated on the ground. This is exactly what the ambitious scientists in the Kruger National Park (KNP) are attempting to do.
Local young conservationists got the chance to go “behind the scenes” in Skukuza, Kruger National Park, as part of their training as Junior Honorary Rangers (JHR). The group of 12-18 year old learners from Malelane, Nelspruit and White River spent a weekend learning more about how science and monitoring go a long way in helping our understanding of how the environment functions.
The Honorary Rangers of the Counter Poaching & Ranger Support Services Unit of South African National Parks, invite you to join us for an extended weekend of music near Letaba Rest Camp in Kruger National Park
Predators, such as lions are particularly susceptible to being caught in wire snares, which are usually set for antelope such as impala or kudu. Lions will walk along game paths and become trapped in snares set along these paths.
Our Public Sightings Gallery receives great pictures, and we've decided to introduce the "public sighting of the month" to acknowledge the excellent entries. Eric Reisinger, SANParks photographer & photo editor, selects the photo, which displays on our home page. This unusual picture of a crocodile eating a young hippo, taken by Yolande Oelsen, is the October winner...
Alien invasive species are a causing a headache for conservation managers around the world. Alien species are the cause of numerous problems for biodiversity, from clogging up water ways to becoming a fire hazard and are even a problem closer to home in the Kruger National Park.
Disney is not just about Mickey Mouse. There is considerably more to this multi-national corporation than meets the eye, especially when it comes to support for conservation and research issues around the world...
Dr Ed February from the Department of Botany at the University of Cape Town is leading a team of researchers tackling the mystery of how trees and grass manage to live together in the face of competition for limited water and nutrient resources.
More than 100 golfers from both government and the private sector will meet on the fairways of Skukuza’s picturesque Golf Course tomorrow (Thursday October 25, 2007) as competitors of the third annual Kruger National Park (KNP)/Old Mutual Corporate Golf Day.
The August sightings data, generated by Kruger Rangers while on patrol, has been updated. The Rangers make use of Cyber Trackers to record information about the animals they see. The maps do not account for all sightings of these animals both by staff and visiting public as this is not captured and would be too numerous to plot. It does however give an indication of distribution based on the constant field presence of rangers...
The Kruger National Park (KNP) Managing Executive Dr Bandile Mkhize today (Friday, October 12, 2007) announced and committed KNP to supporting a community based eco-tourism business situated south of the park near Kaapmuiden.
The Endangered Wildlife Trust's Carnivore Conservation Group has once again joined forces with South African National Parks to conduct research to improve the plight of the endangered African Wild Dog...
“The Alaskan wilderness is nothing like our wilderness here in Kruger” says Judith Kruger from Scientific Services, Skukuza, Kruger National Park. “There are thousands of green alpine trees and large flowing rivers with huge amounts of floating ice, even in Summer”. This is a far cry of the heat and yellow-brown hues of Kruger at the end of Winter. Judith, who is responsible for science support and data management in Kruger, recently took the long trip to Alaska to join a group of specialist software engineers and programme developers from NCEAS (National Centre for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis).
The Kruger National Park (KNP) Executive Director Dr Bandile Mkhize today (Tuesday September 11, 2007) accepted R428 000-worth of donated equipment on behalf of the park’s 300-strong Ranger Corps from the SANParks Honorary Rangers.
An excited Ms Arks Smith from the United States strapped herself into a SANParks helicopter and took off for the adventure of a lifetime, to actually take part in a research project in the Kruger National Park (KNP) at around 07:30 this morning (Wednesday September 5, 2007).
It seems sadness has crept into the thoughts of everyone around. It is as if a good friend has lost something very dear. Duke, the elephant with the largest set of ivory on any elephant presently living in the Kruger National Park (KNP) has broken his left tusk.
Sore backs, dusty clothes, dirty hands and sweaty hats. These are just some of the results of an interesting project that has taken place in the Kruger National Park (KNP) over a two week period ending on Friday, August 17, 2007.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is right in the heart of Australia. Uluru (previously known as Ayers Rock) is a massive red rock rising out of the Australian outback desert and is a sacred place for the Aboriginal people. The National Park is 1325 km2 and is a major tourist attraction. The distinctive red rock rises 348m above the desert plain and is 860m above sea level. It is also a special world heritage area that is valued for its landscape, flora, fauna and for its rich living culture.
Fire is not a popular phenomenon in the Lowveld at the moment, but in the Kruger National Park it is used under controlled conditions as part of a long-term ecosystem experiment. The Fire Team from Scientific Services in Skukuza has been using fire as part of an ongoing experiment in the Nkhuhlu exclosure in the south of the KNP.
Seeing the Kruger National Park (KNP) from the air really puts the size of the park into perspective. It is amazing to see how big 2 million hectares really is. Winter is the time of the year when the KNP census team takes to the air to count the animals living in this 2 million hectares.
An international network of carbon cycle researchers meets 23-25 August in Kruger National Park, South Africa to explore the need for increased research capacity to both understand and manage the carbon cycle in Africa.Displaying 391 to 420 (of 616)