ARTICLES RELATING TO SANPARKS

Innibos kicks off with rhino-care donation

2015-07-02 21:01

The annual Afrikaans cultural festival, Innibos, has raised R120 000 to help orphaned rhino at the Care for Wild centre in Mbombela.

R440m spent but rhinos still slaughtered

2015-06-30 14:26

Furious Kruger Park officials say a mountain of money has done little to fight rhino poaching because efforts are failing on the ground, writes Pearlie Joubert.

Tourist raped in national park

2015-06-15 14:44

An American teacher's holiday next to the Garden Route's Tsitsikamma National Park turned into a nightmare when she was overpowered and raped, allegedly by two illegal fishermen, a report says.

Rangers step up search for escaped lion

2015-06-11 17:06

Flying in a helicopter and armed with tranquillizer guns, game rangers are intensifying the search for a young lion that escaped from Karoo National Park.

Girl, 8, raises money, buys dogs to fight rhino poachers

2015-05-25 11:55

An 8-year-old girl has handed two hunting dogs worth R100 000 each to the Marakele National Park to assist in the fight against rhino poachers, after raising money by selling sweets and chocolates.

SANParks gets new anti-poaching chopper

2015-03-19 19:50

The SA National Parks have received a new helicopter to improve its fight against rhino poaching.

Cape Town fire possibly to last a week

2015-03-02 16:30

The blaze spreading around Cape Town’s south peninsula is likely to continue for much of the week, depending on the weather conditions.

SA to sell rhino to private buyers

2015-01-13 16:00

South Africa National Parks has issued a tender to sell as many as 200 rhino to private buyers so that they can be moved to areas where they are safer from poachers.

Snared cheetah rescued, released

2014-12-18 18:31

A cheetah which has spent at least six weeks wandering around the Kruger National Park with a snare cutting into its neck, has been captured, freed from the snare and released unharmed.

Rhino poaching: Father, son get 10 years

2014-12-04 18:32

A father and son were among three Mozambicans who have been jailed for 10 years each for killing and removing the horns of a white rhino.

 

Rhinos sold to canned hunter

2015-06-30 14:27

At a board meeting in October 2013, SANParks decided to sell and move rhinos out of the Kruger National Park for their own safety as part of a comprehensive rhino-management strategy.

Tsitsikamma residents 'shocked' by tourist's rape

2015-06-17 11:14

Residents of the Garden Route are in shock after the rape of an American tourist in the Tsitsikamma National Park.

Missing lion spotted by rangers

2015-06-13 12:12

The 3-year old lion, believed to have escaped on June 5 through a hole under the perimeter fence at Karoo National Park has been spotted by rangers, SANParks says.

41 properties listed as part of seven national parks

2015-05-29 18:07

A total of 41 properties have been declared part of seven national parks, together spanning more than 41 850 hectares.

SANParks reports increase in poacher arrests

2015-05-08 14:30

Officials say 28 suspected poachers have been arrested in April in the country's main wildlife park, a sharp increase over the detention rate of previous months.

Skilled pilot was respected – SANParks

2015-03-09 07:24

Willem ‘Bees’ Marais, who died in a helicopter crash on Sunday while battling a fire at Cape Point, was a respected pilot, the SA National Parks says.

Kruger gate closed at Punda Maria

2015-01-28 19:09

Violent protests in Malamulele, Limpopo, have prompted the Kruger National Park to close its Punda Maria gate.

Irate farmers call for 2 elephants to be killed

2015-01-13 12:01

Farmers in the Lephalale area are calling for two bull elephants to be killed after they crossed the border from Botswana into South Africa.

Anti-poaching ops gets results

2014-12-13 06:35

Three suspected rhino poachers have been arrested, three were killed and four managed to escape arrest during anti-poaching operations in the Kruger National Park this week.

WWF pays tribute to Player

2014-12-01 16:21

The World Wide Fund for Nature has paid tribute to nature conservationist Ian Player, who died at home in KwaZulu-Natal.

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