South African National Parks (SANParks) has on Tuesday, 15 October 2013 re-introduced a herd of 20 disease free buffalo, comprising of nine cows and eleven bulls, into Marakele National Park, situated outside Thabazimbi in Limpopo.
The fire which affected the north-eastern section of Karoo National Park last week, and which was extinguished on Thursday afternoon, flared up again on Friday night, fanned by strong winds. Initially confined to the section of the Park called Mountain View since Saturday 5 October - this time the fire spread to the Park’s middle plateau.
Visitors to the Kruger National Park (KNP) via Punda Maria Gate are advised to use alternative gates such as Phalaborwa or Pafuri, due to the on-going demonstrations in the Malamulele area and roads are to be blockaded today and tomorrow, 14 and 15 October 2013.
The Department of Environmental Affairs has received more than 100 applications from non-governmental organisations, non-profit organisations and individuals seeking registrations of their awareness raising projects and fundraising initiatives in the fight against rhino poaching.
The firefighting troops deployed to the scene of the veld fire inside Karoo National Park since Saturday have been retracted following the successful extinguishing of the blaze yesterday afternoon. The teams left the area early this morning after spending the night on the mountain to ensure that all was safe.
Visitors can now gain entry into the Kruger National Park via a new and convenient entrance – the Phabeni Gate.
ONE of Cape Town's most popular tourist destinations is to get another world-class visitor facility thanks to a multi-million rand grant from the City of Cape Town and overseas donors. The Buffelsfontein Visitor Centre at Cape Point, officially known as the Cape of Good Hope section of the Cape Peninsula National Park, was opened recently (18 January 2003) by Mr. Johan Gelderblom, Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Tourism and Gambling. The Centre is located in the historic Buffelsfontein homestead, which dates back to the early 1740's.
Mr Uwe Paaz, the representatives of the late Ms Erna Goodwin presented a US$40 000 cheque to the Kruger National Park today (Wednesday January 22, 2003).
After three month’s careful investigation, a team of Kruger National Park (KNP) rangers arrested the four kingpins of a commercial poaching operation near Pretoriuskop this weekend.
The Working for Water programme has embarked on an innovative media campaign at all national parks to raise awareness on the importance of the eradication of invasive alien vegetation.
The Minister of Environmental Affairs and Tourism, Mohammed Valli Moosa, participated in the parliamentary media briefings organized by Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) this morning (Tuesday, 18 February). Sharing a platform with the Ministers of Labour, Education, and Public Works in the Human Resource Development and Employment Strategy presentation, Minister Moosa gave an overview of the successes and challenges faced by his department in the year 2003.
The Minister of Environmental Affairs and Tourism, Mohammed Valli Moosa and the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development, Penuel Maduna, will be launching a special Environmental Court on Thursday 6 March 2003 in Hermanus, Western Cape.
Ms Snowy Legoale (38), an employee of the Kruger National Park died tragically this morning during a car accident near Skukuza.
History was made when visitor numbers to the Kruger National Park reached and exceeded one million for a year for the first time ever this month.
Last night heavy rains experienced in the Southern Cape caused extensive flooding in Wilderness National Park and the surrounding residential areas in Wilderness and Sedgefield.
South African National Parks (SANParks) is to simultaneously introduce a new daily conservation fee for all its parks and launch a unique loyalty card system in a bid to meet critical conservation objectives and encourage increased visits to parks.
More than 50 schoolgirls from neighbouring communities visited the Kruger National Park as part of the “Take a girl child to work project” today (Thursday, May 8, 2003).
Rangers in the two million hectare Kruger National Park received R250 000-worth of desperately needed equipment last week
THE South African National Parks (SANParks) today announced the launch of a R45,3 million Poverty Relief Programme at Vhembe Dongola National Park near Musina in the Limpopo province.
The poverty relief programme funds were allocated for a number of reasons:
SANPARKS SUPPORTS BACK TO AFRICA IN RELOCATING AFRICA'S WILDLIFE FROM ZOOS
The SANParks Game Capture Team translocated five rare black rhinos to the Luagwa National Park in North East Zambia today.
Mr. Joseph Mathebula (52) a Game Ranger in the Kruger National Park survived an attack from a leopard, and killed the beast with an axe in the process of defending himself.
The fire which has been blazing in Karoo National Park outside Beaufort West since Saturday morning is having a minimal impact on guests.
The Kruger National Park (KNP) officially opened an information office at Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA) today
Twenty-two grade 10 pupils from Khudu High School in Phalaborwa will learn all about water conservation in the Kruger National Park this weekend.
Thanks to a R10 million poverty relief grant from the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism (DEAT), the Kruger National Park can not only help address its critical staff accommodation shortage but also help to alleviate poverty in the adjacent community.
New speed measuring equipment has made speeding in the Kruger National Park a hazard to your bank balance.
Media Release: SANParks receives Top Award for enabling people with disabilities to access the natural environment
South African National Parks was honoured at the 2003 Rob Filmer Awards. The awards are hosted annually by Eco-Access, the country’s lede environmental/disability organisation, and were held at the Sandton Convention Centre on World Environment Day in June 2003. Tourism Director Glenn Phillips accepted the award on behalf of SANParks. Chris Patton also received a special achievement award for his contribution to getting people with disabilities into the parks.
THE wheelchair-friendly boardwalk at the Boulders penguin colony near Simon's Town has helped earn the Cape Peninsula National Park and SANParks a national award for providing access to people with disabilities.
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