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Media Release: Northern Region Parks get ready for the 11th edition of the SA National Parks Week

Date:2016-08-26

<p>Parks in the Northern Region of South African National Parks (SANParks) will once again welcome all South African citizens to enjoy the beauty found in the national Parks for free from the 12th-17th September.</p>

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Media Release: Joint Statement by George Municipality, Eden District Muncipality, SANParks, Southern Cape Fire Protection Association

Date:2016-08-24

<p>A raging fire propelled by berg winds of up to 48km/hr lef t a trail of destruction in Wilderness on the 11th August with four homes lost. &nbsp;At a meeting held on 23rd August in Wilderness with the affected homeowners - George Municipality, Eden District Municipality, SANParks and &nbsp;the Southern Cape Fire Protection Association (SCFPA) again extended their sympathies to those who lost homes and possessions.</p>

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Golden Gate Highlands National Park to host a weekend of African Spirituality

Date:2016-08-23

<p>SANParks is most renowned for the protection of the biodiversity of flora and fauna in its 22 parks; lesser known is that it also has as its primary mandate, the protection and promotion of South Africa&rsquo;s cultural heritage. Several of the parks under SANParks&rsquo; management have significant spiritual, cultural and historical status with several boasting archaeological and heritage sites.</p>

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Media Release: Bus accident on R712 in Golden Gate Highlands National Park claims nine lives

Date:2016-08-22

<p>South African National Parks (SANParks) has received with sadness the news of the bus accident which happened on the R712 road that passed through Golden Gate Highlands National Park on Friday 19 August 2016, in which nine people lost their lives.&nbsp;</p>

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Media Release: First pitter patter of lion cub paws in Mountain Zebra National Park

Date:2016-08-19

<p class="leading">The first litter of free roaming lion cubs in the area in over 130 years has been born in Mountain Zebra National Park outside Cradock in the Eastern Cape.</p>

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Ecological block burn for Harkerville

Date:2016-08-15

The planned ecological block burning postponed from last year for the Harkerville area is set to kick off tomorrow (16th August 2016). So says Area Manager for Knysna, Johan de Klerk, "fynbos is a vegetation type which is adapted to fire and more so, dependent on fire.  Many species only recruit after a fire as fire stimulates seed release and germination. Without fire, there would be no fynbos."

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Media Release: Kruger National Park Elephant trampled a local resident

Date:2016-08-15

Kruger National Park (KNP) rangers discovered a lifeless human body, of a local resident from Mabilingwe, a village south of Punda Maria Gate on Saturday, 13 August 2016 at around 13:30. 

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GRNP/EMI Awards 2016 in Tsitsikamma

Date:2016-08-15

The Garden Route National Park honoured staff on Friday, 12 August 2016. The event was held at the Cattle Baron Restaurant's deck in Tsitsikamma where 140 people attended including the Chief Operating Officer of SANParks-Ms Lize McCourt, Senior General Manager-Jill Bunding-Venter, GRNP Park Manager- Paddy Gordon and other guests.  68 rangers qualified as Environmental Management Inspectors according to NEMA's Section 31 B and C of 2008. 

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Namaqua National Park Flower Report 2016

Date:2016-08-10

The Namaqua National Park Flower Report as on 04 August 2016

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Media Release: Churches ask for spiritual intervention in wildlife crime

Date:2016-08-10

The Kruger National Park (KNP) in partnership with various church denominations from the Park’s neighbouring communities will assemble on Saturday, 13 August 2016 at Skukuza Soccer Field to pray for the protection of wildlife and the Rangers as well as to condemn wildlife crime in general.

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Media Release: World Ranger Day celebrated in the Arid Region

Date:2016-08-08

World Ranger Day is organised by the International Ranger Federation and was first held in 2007. Around the globe, rangers are on the front line in the fight to protect our natural heritage. World Ranger Day, celebrated on 31 July, offers a chance to support their vital work, which ranges from environmental campaigning to education. 

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25% discount on accommodation at Lang Elsie

Date:2016-08-02

South African National Parks (SANParks) is offering a special 25% discount to short notice online reservations for accommodation at Bontebok National Park 

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SANParks to benefit from Pick n Pay Super Animals campaign

Date:2016-08-01

South African National Park Fundraising division has entered into an exciting campaign with Pick n Pay's Super Animals initiative. Funds raised will be utilised towards anti-poaching. 

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Media Release: The 2016 Kudu Awards deadline extended

Date:2016-08-01

The 2016 Kudu Awards organised by South African National Parks (SANParks) in partnership with First National Bank (FNB) and Total South Africa deadline for entries is less than a month away, 15 August 2016.  

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Media Release: Minister of Environmental Affairs celebrates game rangers on Ranger Day

Date:2016-07-31

On the occasion of the World Ranger Day today, 31 July 2016, the Minister of Environmental Affairs, Mrs Edna Molewa, has paid homage to game rangers who have dedicated their lives to working to protect South Africa’s wildlife and natural heritage. 

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