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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>

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>

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>

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>

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."

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. 

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. 

Namaqua National Park Flower Report Update

Date: 2016-08-12

Namaqua National Park flower report - 11 August 2016

Media Release: SANParks celebrates World Elephant Day

Date: 2016-08-12

South African National Park has joined the world in celebration of the annual international World Elephant Day celebrated on 12 August 2016. The aim of World Elephant Day is to create awareness of the urgent plight of African and Asian elephants, and to share knowledge and positive solutions for better care and management of captive and wild elephants.

Namaqua National Park Flower Report 2016

Date: 2016-08-10

The Namaqua National Park Flower Report as on 04 August 2016

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.

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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 

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.  

Media Release: Call for nominations for SANParks Environmental Journalist Awards

Date: 2016-08-01

Entries for the South African National Parks (SANParks) Environmental Journalist of the year are open. This according to SANParks: Acting Head of Communications, William Mabasa, who said the Environmental Media Contribution to Conservation award category of the Kudu Awards is presented to conservation/environmental journalists/media entities that have been considered to have conducted their reporting in a socially responsible manner and have also given extensive and balanced reporting on conservation related matters.

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. 

Media Release: World Ranger Day commemorated in the Garden Route National Park

Date: 2016-07-29

This year's World Ranger Day campaign celebrated in Harkerville, Knysna was attended by Park Manager of the Garden Route National Park (GRNP), Paddy Gordon who welcomed and introduced the day as significant in the lives of rangers throughout the world. 'Our work is significant and you are doing good work even against the face of opposition at times' he encouraged rangers.

Media Release: KNP honours rangers for their dedication

Date: 2016-07-31

Kruger National Park (KNP) Management and staff members held a ceremonial event in honour of the Ranger Corps, the living and those who were injured or passed on in their line of duty for the welfare of the Park on Sunday, 31 July 2016; as part of the World Ranger Day celebrations. 

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. 

Media Release: Northern Region Rangers gather to commemorate World Rangers Day at Marakele National Park

Date: 2016-07-29

Rangers from the three national parks in the Northern region of South African National Parks(SANParks) came together at Marakele National Park today (29 July 2016) to commemorate World Rangers’ Day.

Media Release: Northern Region Rangers gather to commemorate World Rangers Day at Marakele National Park

Date: 2016-07-29

Rangers from the three national parks in the Northern region of South African National Parks(SANParks) came together at Marakele National Park today (29 July 2016) to commemorate World Rangers’ Day.

Media Release: Northern Region Rangers gather to commemorate World Rangers Day at Marakele National Park

Date: 2016-07-29

Rangers from the three national parks in the Northern region of South African National Parks(SANParks) came together at Marakele National Park today (29 July 2016) to commemorate World Rangers’ Day.

Media Release: Kruger National Park Regional Ranger arrested for poaching

Date: 2016-07-28

One of the Kruger National Park’s Regional Rangers, together with a Veterinarian Technician in the Government’s Department of Agricultural and Forestry, Animal Health Directorate in Skukuza were arrested yesterday (27/07/2016) in the Kruger National Park for Rhino Poaching related offences.

Media Release: Regional Ranger wounded by buffalo in Kruger National Park

Date: 2016-07-27

South African National Parks (SANParks) announce today, 27 July 2016 that one of the Park’s Regional Rangers, Don English was attacked and injured by a buffalo in the Kruger National Park (KNP) yesterday at around 10:30 whilst conducting a routine buffalo sustainable off take exercise.

Garden Route National Park invites the public to join World Rangers Day online

Date: 2016-07-26

#SaluteOurRangers is a national campaign encouraging citizens to send messages to rangers during International Rangers Day on the 31st of July 2016.

Media Release: Another round of snowfall hits Golden Gate Highlands National Park

Date: 2016-07-25

Golden Gate Highlands National Park has today received another round of heavy snow following the snow that fell last month. According to Victor Mokoena, Acting Park Manager of GGHNP this snow is much heavier than the previous one. 


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