ARTICLES RELATING TO KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

Muthi defence fails as ex-soldier gets 26 years for rhino poaching

2016-07-15 13:06

A former SANDF soldier’s failure to convince a court that he had only trespassed in the Kruger National Park to look for muthi - and not to poach rhino - will see him spending the next 26 years in prison.

Kruger dealt severe blow as virus wipes out wild dog pack

2016-05-27 13:37

The Kruger National Park's endangered and vitally important wild dog population has suffered a significant setback with the death of an entire pack from a vicious strain of the canine distemper virus.

First four months of 2016 sees 363 rhino poached

2016-05-08 17:07

A total of 363 rhino have been poached in South Africa from January to April 2016, Environmental Minister Edna Molewa has announced in Pretoria.

Four men bust for hunting rhino in Kruger Park

2015-11-10 12:32

Four men in their 20s have been arrested for allegedly hunting rhino in the Kruger National Park, police say.

At least 19 elephants killed in KNP this year

2015-10-23 10:02

At least 19 elephants have been killed in Kruger National Park since January, an official says, adding that 12 of these were killed in September and October.

Suspected poacher's claims of sexual assault investigated

2015-09-09 13:56

The South African National Parks has denied any knowledge of a police case against Kruger National Park rangers accused of sticking a rifle up a rhino poaching suspect's anus, but police say an investigation has been opened.

Kruger Park chopper in emergency landing

2015-08-19 16:42

The pilot of a Kruger National Park helicopter had to perform an emergency landing, the park says.

Journos hunting rhino poaching kingpin arrested in Moz

2015-02-17 23:02

Two journalists, a German and a Swede, have been held briefly by police while investigating rhino poaching in southern Mozambique.

Moving all rhino not possible - Kruger Park

2014-11-29 14:49

Not all rhino could be moved to safety this year because it's not an easy task, says a Kruger National Park spokesperson.

Monument in Kruger to honour rangers

2014-08-03 14:22

A monument has been erected in the Kruger National Park to honour rangers who risk their lives for the sake of conservation.

 

Study finds seven strawberry leopards in S Africa

2016-07-04 12:15

Researchers have found evidence of seven "strawberry leopards" in the north of South Africa in what is one of very few documented cases of these ultra-rare rare big cats outside India.

SA settles Kruger Game Reserve land claims

2016-05-22 11:55

The government has handed over compensation to communities for land claims under the country’s restitution programme at the Kruger National Park.

PICS: Spar near Kruger Park flooded

2016-03-10 14:03

Pictures have emerged of a Spar in Komatipoort, south of the Kruger National Park, completely flooded. Certain roads in Kruger National Park were closed on Thursday due to the high water volumes.

Rhino poachers get 14 years in prison thanks to tracking dog

2015-10-27 21:59

Two rhino poachers, who were arrested after they were tracked by a Belgian Malinois dog in the Kruger National Park, have each been sentenced to 14 years imprisonment.

Ex-soldier allegedly used silencers to poach rhino in Kruger Park

2015-09-21 22:10

The Nelspruit Regional Court has heard how a former South African National Defence Force soldier facing several counts relating to illegal activities in the Kruger National Park allegedly poached rhino - using silencers.

Ex-soldier in court for Kruger poaching

2015-09-01 17:55

A former South African National Defence Force soldier has appeared in court on 18 counts relating to illegal activities in the Kruger National Park.

Prince Harry is just a tourist in Kruger Park - official

2015-08-12 20:08

Prince Harry - who reportedly recently helped capture a gang of poachers in the Kruger National Park - is merely taking a break in the game reserve, a spokesperson says.

Poachers shot dead in Kruger National Park

2015-01-05 23:15

Two suspected rhino poachers have been shot dead in the Kruger National Park.

Process for relocation of KNP rhino begins

2014-10-01 15:22

The process for relocation of some of the Kruger National Park's white rhino has begun, SA National Parks says.

SANParks gets acting boss

2014-03-31 13:08

The SA National Parks has appointed Abe Sibiya as its acting CEO to replace David Mabunda, who allegedly could pocket millions from the R1bn MalaMala deal.

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