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Media Release: SANParks celebrates World Elephant Day

12 August 2016

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.

Media Release: Churches ask for spiritual intervention in wildlife crime

10 August 2016

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

08 August 2016

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

08 August 2016

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

08 August 2016

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

08 August 2016

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

08 August 2016

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

02 August 2016

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

01 August 2016

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

01 August 2016

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.

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

29 July 2016

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

31 July 2016

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: Kruger National Park Regional Ranger arrested for poaching

28 July 2016

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

27 July 2016

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.

Namaqua National Park honoured Madiba through charity

22 July 2016

After losing all their belongings in an accidental fire, the Jaars family was left destitute and disheartened.  On 4 April 2016 their 14-year old daughter and her friends were playing with matches whilst sitting on their bed.  “Within seconds the duvet caught alight followed by moments of flashes and then it was all gone” recalls Mr Pieter Jaars (34) stepfather to Me-shanty Don (14).

Media Release: SANParks and MILKOR join efforts in anti-poaching

22 July 2016

Milkor today, 22 July 2016 handed over 40mm Under Barrel Grenade Launcher (UBGL) systems to South African National Parks (SANParks) in Groenkloof Pretoria in  aid of the on-going fight against poaching in the Kruger National Park (KNP), South Africa’s largest national Park.

Injured flamingos on Swartvlei in Garden Route National Park

19 July 2016

SANParks rangers are currently monitoring Swartvlei for evidence of more injured flamingos subsequent to a horrific accident this morning. The birds were badly injured when they flew into a nearby power line parallel to the N2. Thus far; two dead flamingos were collected; one badly injured had to be euthanized yesterday, 18 July 2016. Four seriously injured flamingos  were collected this morning and rushed to Tenikwa Wildlife’s Rehabilitation Centre for treatment. 

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