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Skukuza Indigenous Nursery: Christmas Market and Art Weekend

Date: 2014-12-02

Visit the Skukuza Indigenous Nursery in the Kruger National Park on the 6th and 7th of December 2014 for a weekend filled with art and Christmas cheer.

Media Release: KNP to close more artificial water holes

Date: 2014-12-01

The Kruger National Park (KNP) will demolish three artificial water holes in the southern part of the Park in the week of 8-12 December 2014. Explosives will be used to demolish these structures; after which the rubble will be removed as part of the rehabilitation process. 

Media Release: Chief Executive Awards aplenty for SANParks in the Eastern Cape

Date: 2014-12-01

All three South African National Parks in the Eastern Cape walked away with top honours from the 10th annual Kudu Awards ceremony in Johannesburg held on 27 November 2014.

Media Release: Chief Executive Awards aplenty for SANParks in the Eastern Cape

Date: 2014-12-01

All three South African National Parks in the Eastern Cape walked away with top honours from the 10th annual Kudu Awards ceremony in Johannesburg held on 27 November 2014.

Media Release: Chief Executive Awards aplenty for SANParks in the Eastern Cape

Date: 2014-12-01

All three South African National Parks in the Eastern Cape walked away with top honours from the 10th annual Kudu Awards ceremony in Johannesburg held on 27 November 2014.

Media Release: SANParks Honorary Rangers awarded with two prestigious Kudu Awards

Date: 2014-12-01

At the 10th annual Kudu Awards ceremony, held recently at Gallagher Convention Centre Estates in Johannesburg, the SANParks Honorary Rangers were presented with two prestigious Kudu Awards. The awards showcased excellence in the conservation industry from individuals and corporates alike. 

SANParks Times December 2014 edition out now

Date: 2014-12-01

The SANParks Times summer edition is out! 

Media Release: Minister of Environmental Affairs and SANParks mourn the loss of Dr Ian Player

Date: 2014-12-01

30 November 2014 - “The loss of Dr Ian Player is felt by all in the conservation community.  His contribution to the preservation of our natural world and his leadership in saving the rhino from extinction in South Africa are achievements that cannot be beaten,” says the Minister of Environmental Affairs, Mrs Edna Molewa. 

Media Release: SANParks announces successful completion of 1st phase of rhino translocation

Date: 2014-11-27

Following a meeting of the Board of South African National Parks (SANParks), held on Wednesday, 26th November 2014, SANParks has announced the successful completion of the first phase of the Strategic Rhino Translocation Programme. 

Media Release: 10th Annual Kudu Awards crown Conservationists

Date: 2014-11-27

The South African National Parks (SANParks) supported by First National Bank (FNB) and Total South Africa  celebrated conservationists at the 10th annual Kudu Awards ceremony held at Gallagher Convention Centre Estates in Midrand this evening (27 November 2014). The awards showcased excellence in the conservation industry from individuals and corporates alike. 

A decade of memories: The 10th birthday of the SANParks website and online forums

Date: 2014-11-27

Today, 27 November 2014 we celebrate the 10th birthday of www.sanparks.org and the online forums.

Media Release: Disciplinary proceedings in relation to SANParks Fundraiser at the final stage

Date: 2014-11-27

In response to a number of queries relating to the fundraising function, South African National Parks (SANParks) today announced that disciplinary proceedings relating to the Senior General Manager Fundraising, Mr Bryn Pyne James are reaching the final stage.

The SANParks online forums: You are invited to our 10th birthday party

Date: 2014-11-26

The South African National Parks (SANParks) online forums celebrates ten years of existence tomorrow, 27 November 2014. To mark this special occassion, we invite you to join us for a virtual party.

Media Release: Nursery project open for business at Camdeboo National Park

Date: 2014-11-25

Five Graaff-Reinet residents took ownership of the first nursery of its kind in the area at Camdeboo National Park today.

Estuary water quality: Public urged not to panic

Date: 2014-11-25

The Knysna estuary is a natural system where levels of bacteria can fluctuate at any time. Higher than acceptable levels of ecoli were recorded recently from two consecutive samples collected from at least 14 points in the Knysna estuary.  SANParks will be putting up signage to warn against full body recreational activities as stipulated by the Department of Water Affairs regulation, by Friday (28 November 2014). 

Media Release: Get the holidays started at Camdeboo National Park

Date: 2014-11-24

What better way for learners to put the school year behind them than with a fun-filled week at Camdeboo National Park?

Experience the wonder of nature through canoeing

Date: 2014-11-21

Guests to the Wilderness section of the Garden Route National Park (GRNP) can now canoe down its meandering picture-perfect lakes and rivers. This trip promises an adventure through the Park’s lush indigenous forests.

Notice: Scheduled downtime for SANParks online forums

Date: 2014-11-21

Please be aware that we will be initiating a scheduled downtime at 11am SAST on Tuesday, 25 November 2014 for one hour in order to move the forums database to a new powerful server. The move will alleviate bottlenecks and provide increased processing power for the forum. 

Post Office strike causes delays in card delivery

Date: 2014-11-20

The delivery of your Wild Card may be delayed due to the Post Office strike. The good news is that you can still visit parks while waiting for your card.

Mokala Flash Floods

Date: 2014-11-14

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Results of water samples: Swartvlei (thumbs up)

Date: 2014-11-13

6 of the 7 water samples collected from Swartvlei were compliant and lower than the Department of Water Affairs’ permitted 500 mark for recreational sites. The Swartvlei mouth was compliant at 51 per 100 milliliters. SANParks has thus removed signs warning people not to swim at the estuary’s mouth. General Manager of the Garden Route National Park (SANParks), Jill Bunding-Venter, says the rest of the sample readings were (also compliant):

Media Release: Environmental Affairs Minister and Deputy Minister lead South African delegation to 6th world parks congress in Sydney, Australia

Date: 2014-11-13

South Africa today officially handed over the torch for the World Parks Congress to Australia as the hosts of the 6th World Parks Congress, being held in Sydney from today (12 November 2014) to 19 November 2014.

SANParks says more about commercial tour operators (Knysna forest)

Date: 2014-11-12

The Garden Route National Park was proclaimed in March 2009, including the then Tsistikamma NP; Wilderness NP; Knysna Lakes and indigenous forest, covering an area of 160 000 km. 

Media Release: Four new bird species discovered in Karoo National Park

Date: 2014-11-11

Birders who participated in Karoo National Park’s Honorary Rangers’ birding weekend at the end of October got more than they bargained for.  This as four new bird species were added to the park’s bird list on 25 October 2014.

Media Release: Karoo's BSP teams get Green audit results

Date: 2014-11-11

An audit conducted at Karoo National Park’s Biodiversity Social Projects by SANParks’ Regional Monitoring and Compliance Department found them to be the most compliant projects assessed thus far – with all teams achieving green cards in the process.

Response to the incident of an injured tourist in Drupkelders (Knysna forest)

Date: 2014-11-11

A response to the incident in which a tourist was injured in Drupkelders in the Knysna forest, Garden Route National Park (GRNP).

Media Release: Registrations open for the Working for Water QwaQwa/Golden Gate Half Marathon

Date: 2014-11-07

South African National Parks (SANParks) together with the Department of Environmental Affairs and Setsing Super Spar will host the Working for Water QwaQwa / Golden Gate Half Marathon on Saturday, the 15th of November 2014 at Basotho Cultural Village inside the Park. The marathon will end at Setsing Super Spar in QwaQwa.

The Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park launches new website

Date: 2014-11-05

The Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park (GLTP) recently launched its new website, www.greatlimpopo.org.

Media Release: Woolworths supports SANParks Honorary Rangers Dog Project

Date: 2014-11-05

Woolworths has, for several years, been involved as a sponsor for the ABSA Cape Epic cycle race. The Cape Epic is an eight day mountain bike race that traverses the farms and mountain ranges of the Western Cape and covers some 800km with over 15 000 meters of climbing.

Media Release: R1.5 million worth of equipment donated to KNP's Ranger Corps

Date: 2014-11-05

Survival equipment to the value of R1.5 million was handed over at a ceremony in Phalaborwa on 31 October 2014. Major General (r) Johan Jooste, Commanding Officer, Special Projects for South African National Parks, and representatives of the Ranger Corps were on hand to receive the equipment. The donation was made possible by the Unite Against Poaching Trust and the SANParks Honorary Rangers.


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