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Media Release: Northern Region Rangers receive EMI Grade 5 certificates

Date: 2015-11-25

South African National Parks (SANParks) is on a mission to ensure that its Rangers are Environmental Management Inspectorate (EMI) compliant - this was confirmed at a Certificate Award ceremony for over 50 Rangers that are responsible for the Northern Region Parks (Golden Gate, Marakele and Mapungubwe).

Media Release: Northern Region Rangers receive EMI Grade 5 certificates

Date: 2015-11-25

South African National Parks (SANParks) is on a mission to ensure that its Rangers are Environmental Management Inspectorate (EMI) compliant - this was confirmed at a Certificate Award ceremony for over 50 Rangers that are responsible for the Northern Region Parks (Golden Gate, Marakele and Mapungubwe).

Media Release: SANParks adopts principles to guide drought preparedness across its parks

Date: 2015-11-24

South African National Parks (SANParks) has adopted principles to guide development of drought preparedness plans for affected parks under its management. SANParks will remain true to the conservation ethics as the dry conditions continue, managing as far as possible for healthy, naturally regulated ecosystems rather than the survival of individual animals in all the parks.

Media Release: Vuswa and Gallet Group Boost Conservation

Date: 2015-11-24

South African National Parks (SANParks) was today given a major boost with a donation of a 78 seater bus from Vuswa and R359 100 from South African-based financial services company Gallet Group Employee Benefits (Pty) Ltd.

Media Release: Minister Molewa publishes regulations on the rezoning of Tsitsikamma Marine Protected Area

Date: 2015-11-23

23 November 2015 - The Minister of Environmental Affairs has published draft regulations for the re-zonation of the Tsitsikamma Marine Protected Area, for public comments.

SANParks Reservations' operating hours during the 2015/2016 Festive Season

Date: 2015-11-17

The SANParks Reservations' operating hours during the 2015/2016 Festive Season:

Creative way to celebrate nature in Tsitsikamma

Date: 2015-11-16

A one of a  kind carnival launched for the first time in Tsitsikamma by SANParks in partnership with private companies in the area. Speaking at the event, Mayor of Koukamma, Sam Vuso, said "the event was a platform to unite the small town to strive towards working together". 

Speech by Minister Molewa on the 2nd Interpol-UNEP Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Conference

Date: 2015-11-16

The Executive Director of INTERPOL, Mr. Noboru Nakatani

Take full advantage of an invitation to the Garden Route National Park

Date: 2015-11-13

Open access National Parks globally experience similar challenges, according to the National Geographic Traveller. Such challenges also experienced by the Garden Route National Park (GRNP), include invasive alien species, the management of wildlife in vastly open unfenced areas, climate change, development, pollution of resources and others.

Public warned to avoid touching beached whale

Date: 2015-11-13

The carcass of a badly decomposed whale that was spotted floating in the Swartvlei, washed up at the Swartvlei beach next to the parking lot this morning.

Garden Route National Park gives back to local cyclists

Date: 2015-11-12

The Garden Route National Park Fun Mountain Bike Ride was held on the 7th of November 2015 and served to initiate a new cycling route, "Graspad", which commences at the Kranshoek Gate in the Harkerville forest (Knysna). The organiser from Muddyfoot Adeventures, James Stewart confirmed the route for the fun day to be 25 kilometers which included 12km of the Graspad route. The event was created to give back to cyclists who purchase annual permit tags.

2015/16 West Coast Rock Lobster recreational fishing season

Date: 2015-11-12

The 2015/16 West Coast Rock Lobster recreational fishing season will open on Sunday, 15 November 2015 and will close on Sunday, 28 March 2016.

Information for the 2015/2016 Festive Season - Table Mountain National Park

Date: 2015-11-12

Information regarding arrangements for various attractions, facilities and areas in the Table Mountain National Park during the 2015/2016 Festive Season.

Media Release: SANParks appoints Head of Ranger Services in the Kruger National Park

Date: 2015-11-03

The South African National Parks (SANParks) would like to announce the appointment of Xolani Nicholus Funda, as Chief Ranger; managing the whole anti-poaching operations in the Kruger National Park (KNP) effectively from 1 November 2015. Funda takes over from Major General Johan Jooste, who has since moved to SANParks’ head office and got a promotion on a strategic level position. 

Heavy rains in the Garden Route National Park

Date: 2015-11-02

All day trails as well as Day 1 of the famous Otter Trail are closed in the Tsitsikamma section of the Garden Route National Park (GRNP). This is due to the heavy and intermittent rain since yesterday, 1 November 2015 and this morning, 2 November 2015. The Park has closed the trails as a precautionary measure and fears of hikers slipping because of wet conditions. 

Media Release: President Zuma Leads Anti-rhino Poaching Awareness Day in KNP

Date: 2015-11-02

President Jacob Zuma on Sunday, 1 November 2015, led an anti-rhino poaching awareness day in the Kruger National Park, and officially launched the Joint Operation Centre in Skukuza. 

25% discount to online bookings for accommodation and camping at a selection of National Parks

Date: 2015-11-02

South African National Parks (SANParks) is offering a special 25% discount to short notice online reservations for accommodation and camping at a selection of National Parks and Camps across the country. 

Media Release: Camdeboo celebrates ten years as a National Park

Date: 2015-10-30

Camdeboo National Park, bordering the town of Graaff-Reinet in the Eastern Cape, today (30 October 2015) celebrated ten years under the management of South African National Parks (SANParks).

Media Release: Mapungubwe Arts Festival Launched at the home of the Golden Rhino

Date: 2015-10-30

Limpopo - Scores of journalists gathered at the Mapungubwe National Park’s Golden Rhino auditorium for the launch of the annual Mapungubwe Arts Festival.

Media Release: Mountain Zebra National Park two Lionesses richer

Date: 2015-10-30

Chances of spotting lions in Mountain Zebra National Park have doubled!  This is thanks to the introduction of two lionesses onto the property to join the two resident males.

Media Release: Pafuri Border Camp to open for tourists on 1 November

Date: 2015-10-30

The Kruger National Park (KNP) will open the latest addition to its accommodation portfolio called the Pafuri Border Camp, to tourists on Sunday, 1 November 2015. Situated in the Pafuri section of the Park (about 70km from Punda Maria Camp Gate), the bush lodge was converted from what used to be called The Employment Bureau of Africa Ltd (TEBA) Tourism Facility.

Conservation wins at The Old Mutual Wild Series - Golden Gate Challenge

Date: 2015-10-27

The Golden Gate Challenge (a three day trail run) brought to you by the Old Mutual Wild Series took place from October 22 to 25. The race had over 180 participants, showing the popularity and success of the unique Old Mutual Wild Series events. The stage distances of 27km, 29km and 17km traversed through restricted parts of the Golden Gate Highlands National Park, rarely seen by the public. The Golden Gate Highlands National Park is home to one of Southern Africa's few remaining populations of the Bearded Vulture, a critically endangered bird found in high altitude landscapes. 

Arid Region not so dry after all, scooped up 7 awards

Date: 2015-10-23

The South African National Parks (SANParks) supported by Total SA and First National Bank (FNB) recognised outstanding performances at the 11th annual SANParks Kudu Awards ceremony held at the CSIR Convention Centre in Pretoria on 16 October 2015.

Arid Region not so dry after all, scooped up 7 awards

Date: 2015-10-23

The South African National Parks (SANParks) supported by Total SA and First National Bank (FNB) recognised outstanding performances at the 11th annual SANParks Kudu Awards ceremony held at the CSIR Convention Centre in Pretoria on 16 October 2015.

Arid Region not so dry after all, scooped up 7 awards

Date: 2015-10-23

The South African National Parks (SANParks) supported by Total SA and First National Bank (FNB) recognised outstanding performances at the 11th annual SANParks Kudu Awards ceremony held at the CSIR Convention Centre in Pretoria on 16 October 2015.

Media Release: 19 Elephants killed by poachers in the KNP

Date: 2015-10-23

Kruger National Park (KNP) has lately become a target for elephant poaching, with 19 elephants killed since January, and 12 of those in September and October 2015. 

Tariffs for recreational activities announced for the GRNP (2015/2016)

Date: 2015-10-20

Last year’s tariffs were restructured. This year clients will pay the same rate plus CPI (Consumer Price Index). This is to accommodate any estimated changes in prices for the period 2015/2016.

Media Release: Three SANParks Chief Executive Awards brought back to the Frontier Region

Date: 2015-10-19

Karoo National Park outside Beaufort West can proudly boast with having the Best Performing Rest Camp within South African National Parks.

Media Release: Three SANParks Chief Executive Awards brought back to the Frontier Region

Date: 2015-10-19

Karoo National Park outside Beaufort West can proudly boast with having the Best Performing Rest Camp within South African National Parks.

Media Release: Kudu's Lifetime Achievement Award bestowed upon Mr. James Mokoena

Date: 2015-10-19

Mr. James Mokoena was the recipient of the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Minister of Environmental Affairs, Mrs. Edna Molewa during the annual South African National Parks (SANParks) Kudu Awards that were held at the CSIR Convention Centre in Pretoria friday night, 16 October 2015.


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