Media Release: Another suspected poacher arrested in KNP
South African National Parks (SANParks) announced today that the Kruger National Park (KNP) Rangers arrested another Mozambican suspected poacher in the national park on Monday evening, 12 July 2010.
The suspect was found after the rangers heard a suspicious shot being fired in the park and traced the origin. The suspect had a hunting rifle in his possession. At the time of reporting no dead animal had been found in the vicinity.
The suspect is being held in a nearby police station while the charges are being formulated.
Sending a strong warning, Dr David Mabunda, Chief Executive Officer of SANParks said “poachers and their rich bosses sitting in air-conditioned luxury homes in the leafy suburbs of our metropolitan cities must know we are after them”. ‘We will hunt them in the bushes, in the cities, airports and internationally”.
SANParks and the South African conservation fraternity continues to request the support and cooperation of all members of society in identifying and reporting suspicious behaviour that could lead to the apprehension and conviction of these criminals.
Kruger National Park Public Relations Department on behalf of South African National Parks
wanda mkutshulwa - Head of Communications, Tel: (012) 426 5201, Cell: 083 908 2692 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Browse accommodation and activities availability, and book online via our secure payment system and get 5% discount (excludes activities)
Get unlimited access to most of Southern Africa’s premier conservation areas.
Membership is valid from date of purchase for 365 days and is available for an individual, couple or family, as well as international guests. Learn more...
- Addo Cam 01/10/2016
Posted by: ritad on 1st October 2016
- Vote for the Best Scenery Picture for September 2016
Posted by: lion queen on 1st October 2016
- Re: Animal Photo of the Month Nominations - October 2016
Posted by: RosemaryH on 1st October 2016