Media Release: Whale mass-stranding training session held at False Bay
On Saturday 28 May 2016, 90 local members of the South African Stranding Network (SASN) attended a three hour training session that was jointly presented by the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) Branch Oceans and Coasts and the City of Cape Town (COCT) at the NSRI Strandfontein beach rescue centre. During the training session two life-like model whales were used in simulations of rescue procedures for stranded cetaceans that have been adopted under a National Response Plan developed by this network and coordinated by the DEA.
SANParks Times June edition
The SANParks Times winter edition is out, just in time to celebrate World Environmental Day on June 5. Grab your copy and read how Kruger’s rhino orphans benefit from surrogate mothers plus some tip-offs on the coming flower season.
Media Release: Karoo lion finds a new home at Addo
Just over a week shy of the anniversary of his initial escape from Karoo National Park, and the lion which went on a second walk-about in March this year arrived safely at his new home in Addo Elephant National Park this afternoon (27 May 2016).
Media Release: Wild dog pack succumb to Canine Distemper
The Kruger National Park (KNP) lost a pack of African Wild dogs, known as the Lower Sabie pack from a disease called Canine Distemper, towards the weekend of 21-22 May 2016. The disease commonly affects domestic dogs and can also spill over to the wildlife such as the African wild dogs, hyenas, lions and jackals.
Tshokwane and Afsaal temporarily suspend their kitchen facility service
The kitchen facility service at Tshokwane and Afsaal Picnic Spots in the Kruger National Park (KNP) will temporarily be suspended due to renovation work taking place as from 26 May 2016 until further notice.
Media Release: SANParks takes a Girl Child to Work
South African National Parks (SANParks) today (26 May 2016) participated in Cell C Take a Girl Child to Work event at SANParks Head Office in Pretoria. This year marks the 14th year since the inception of this initiative.
Media Release: Dramatic escalation in fight against poaching as suspected poachers fire on SANParks helicopter
The Minister of Environmental Affairs Ms. Edna Molewa has congratulated SANParks and law-enforcement authorities for their sterling work in averting a catastrophe, after suspected poachers fired on a SANParks helicopter in the Kruger National Park (KNP).
Media Release: Balule low level bridge temporarily closes for maintenance
The Kruger National Park (KNP)’s Balule low-level bridge will temporarily be closed for maintenance from 31 May to 10 June 2016. The bridge will therefore not be accessible for guests going to and from Balule Satellite Camp during that period.
Media Release: Karoo lion heading to Addo soon
The lion which captured the imagination of the world when he escaped from Karoo National Park for a second time earlier this year will be relocated to Addo Elephant National Park on Friday (27 May 2016).
Kruger National Park interacts with stakeholders at Middelburg Mall
The Kruger National Park (KNP) will, as part of its marketing activities, showcase its tourism products and services at the Middleburg Mall on 26 - 29 May 2016 between 09:00 - 18:00. The exhibition is meant to afford existing and prospective clients an opportunity to have one on one interaction with KNP Staff members and discuss various tourism and conservation related issues.
Media Release: President hands over compensation to Kruger National Park Land Claimants
22 May 2016 - President Jacob Zuma on the 21st May 2016 handed over R84 million in financial compensation to six communities of Limpopo and Mpumalanga who claimed land in the Kruger National Park. The communities had lodged their claims during the first re-opening of the Land Claims process which ended in 1998.
Biodiversity in numbers: mainstreaming biodiversity, sustaining people & their livelihoods
By halting biodiversity loss, we are investing in people, their lives and their well-being.
Media Release: Supreme Court of Appeal judgement on domestic moratorium on trade in rhino horn
24 May 2016 - The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Edna Molewa has noted the judgment handed down by the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in the matter between the Minister of Environmental Affairs and Johan Kruger (the First Applicant) and John Hume (The Second Applicant).
Remarks by President Jacob Zuma at the compensation and handover celebration for various land claims in KNP
21 May 2016 - Remarks by President Jacob Zuma, at the compensation and hand over celebration for various land claims on the Kruger National Park, Ehlanzeni District Municipality, Mpumalanga
Media Release: Mapungubwe commemorates Museums and Africa Day
Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site was on Friday, 20 May 2016 a hive of activity as the Park celebrated International Day of Museums and also Africa month. International Museums Day is celebrated annually on the 18th May and this year’s theme was “Museums and Cultural Landscapes”.
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