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Media Release: KNP to close more artificial water holes

Date: 2013-05-22

The Kruger National Park (KNP) in conjunction with South African National Defence Force (SANDF) will demolish four artificial water holes in the southern part of the Park in the week of 27 - 31 May 2013. Explosives will be used to demolish these structures; after which the rubble will be removed as part of the rehabilitation process. 

Latest update on the Kruger National Park flood damage

Date: 2013-05-20

The latest update on the Kruger National Park flood damage as at 11:00 on 17 May 2013.

Letter to the Star: a response to an article that appeared in the Star, 29 April 2013 titled "Rhino killings will never stop, says expert."

Date: 2013-05-03

Rhino populations not yet in decline in Kruger
Letter to the Star: a response to an article that appeared in the Star, 29 April 2013 titled “Rhino killings will never stop, says expert.”

Media Release: Eight suspected poachers arrested

Date: 2013-05-02

South African National Parks (SANParks) announced today that Kruger National Park (KNP) Rangers, in a three week joint operation with members of the SA Police Service, Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Board Rangers, arrested five suspected rhino poachers en route to commit poaching in the Timbavati Private Game Reserve yesterday (1 May 2013).

Media Release: Possible march outside Numbi gate

Date: 2013-04-26

Visitors to the Kruger National Park (KNP) are alerted of a possible march by some people on the road outside Numbi Gate, tomorrow (27 April 2013) at 09:00.

Latest update on the Kruger National Park flood damage

Date: 2013-04-22

The latest update on the Kruger National Park flood damage, as at 14:00 on 19 April 2013.

Hamiltons Tented Camp switches to a solar energy solution

Date: 2013-04-22

After many months of planning, Hamiltons Tented Camp has proudly unveiled their biggest green initiative to date – an entirely solar powered camp! 

Latest update on the Kruger National Park flood damage

Date: 2013-04-19

The latest update on the Kruger National Park flood damage, as at 14:00 on 18 April 2013.

Media Release: Foreign tourists involved in an accident in the KNP

Date: 2013-04-15

An elephant overturned a vehicle driven by two tourists of Chinese origin i.e. male and female, on the H1-7 tar road between Shingwedzi and Punda Maria in the Kruger National Park (KNP) around 06:30 this morning. The driver (male) sustained injuries and a helicopter, local doctor and paramedics rushed to the scene of the accident to attend to him immediately. 

Latest update on the Kruger National Park flood damage

Date: 2013-05-03

Kruger National Park flood damage update as at 16:00 on 02 May 2013.

Come join us for an Easter Weekend at the Skukuza Indigenous Nursery

Date: 2013-03-22

The Lowveld Region of the SANParks Honorary Rangers invites you to the Easter Open Weekend at the Skukuza Indigenous Nursery.

Media Release: KNP gate quotas enforced during the school holidays

Date: 2013-03-18

Day Visitors to the Kruger National Park are requested to take note of gate quotas when planning their visit, as these will strictly be enforced during the coming school holidays which start on Wednesday, 20 March until Sunday, 7 April 2013. 

Latest update on the Kruger National Park flood damage

Date: 2013-03-18

Kruger National Park flood damage update as at 21:00 on 15 March 2013.

Media Release: Cyber Tracker Donation to SANParks

Date: 2013-03-15

South African National Parks together with the SANParks Honorary Rangers are proud to announce the donation of 210 Cyber Tracker GPS units by the SANParks Honorary Rangers to SANParks.  This donation, to the value of more than 1.5 million rand will provide the field rangers with an important tool in the fight against poaching and provide valuable information to scientists studying the ecology of our national parks.

Latest update on the Kruger National Park flood damage

Date: 2013-03-11

Kruger National Park flood damage update as at 08:00 on 11 March 2013.

Latest update on the Kruger National Park flood damage

Date: 2013-03-06

Kruger National Park flood damage update as at 08:00 on 6 March 2013.

Latest update on the Kruger National Park flood damage

Date: 2013-03-04

Kruger National Park flood damage update as at 16:00 on 1 March 2013.

Media Release: World Scientists gather in the Kruger National Park

Date: 2013-03-04

The Kruger National Park (KNP) will once again have an opportunity to host a multitude of scientists and researchers from around the world at the 12th annual Savanna Science Network Meeting which will take place from 3-8 March 2013 at the Nombolo Mdhluli Conference Centre in Skukuza. The meeting will host 220 delegates representing 78 different institutions from 14 countries.

Latest update on the Kruger National Park flood damage

Date: 2013-02-25

Kruger National Park flood damage update as at 08:00 on 25 February 2013.

Media Release: KNP Rangers receive R 261 665.00 to lash on poachers

Date: 2013-02-22

The Kruger National Park (KNP)’s General Manager: Conservation Management, Dr Freek Venter today (Friday, February 22, 2013)  officially received a cheque of R261 665.00 from Lasher Tools as represented by SANParks Honorary Rangers on behalf of KNP Management, at Skukuza. The donation is intended to assist the KNP with its fight against rhino poaching and the conservation thereof.

Kruger National Park flood damage update

Date: 2013-02-20

Kruger National Park flood damage update as at 08:00 on 20 February 2013

Media Release: SANParks dispels Beeld report on destroyed rhino DNA samples

Date: 2013-02-18

The South African National Parks (SANParks) would like to refute a report made on Beeld newspaper (Monday, February 18, 2013) regarding rhino DNA samples. The paper’s report is based on an unnamed source within the Kruger National Park (KNP), who alleges foul play and deliberate switching off of fridges storing the samples, a claim rejected by the Kruger National Park Environmental Crime Scene Investigations Unit representative, who said that data was never lost.

Kruger National Park give shoes to school kids

Date: 2013-02-18

The Kruger National Park (KNP)’s General Manager: Marula Region, Lucy Nhlapo will, on behalf of the Park present school kids from around the southern part of the park with pairs of shoes on 18 - 26 February 2013.

Kruger National Park flood damage update

Date: 2013-02-18

Kruger National Park flood update as as 08:00 on 18 February 2013.

Kruger National Park flood damage update

Date: 2013-02-15

Kruger National Park (KNP) flood damage update as at 08:00 on 15 February 2013.

Media Release: SANParks rangers come up tops in fire battle in KNP

Date: 2013-02-10

The South African National Parks (SANParks) today announced the arrest of four suspected poachers in the Kruger National Park (KNP).

Media Release: SANParks beefs up security at the entrance gates into the Kruger National Park (KNP)

Date: 2013-02-04

The South African National Parks (SANParks) announced in a statement today that new security measures at the iconic Kruger National Park are being implemented.

Media Release: Kruger National Park receives flood relief donation

Date: 2013-02-01

South African National Parks (SANParks) received a donation from Latest Sightings, a website where the public can share sightings. The donations were handed over at the Phalaborwa Gate in the Kruger National Park (KNP) on Saturday 2 February 2013 to assist those affected by the recent floods in the park.  

Latest update on the Kruger National Park floods

Date: 2013-02-13

An update on the Kruger National Park flood situation, as at 08:00 on 13 February 2013.

Media Release: One suspected poacher fatally wounded and two arrested in KNP

Date: 2013-01-28

In a joint anti-poaching operation by the Kruger National Park Task Force Rangers and the South African Police Services on Saturday, 26 January 2013, contact was made with suspected rhino poachers. 

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