ARTICLES RELATING TO SANPARKS

Man trampled to death by elephant

2014-08-25 20:34

A man is believed to have been trampled to death by an elephant in the Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site in Limpopo.

SA, Moz agree to cross-border hot-pursuit operations against rhino poachers

2014-08-12 16:31

Police special task force units are pursuing rhino poachers into Mozambique, National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega has revealed.

Hundreds of Kruger rhino to be moved - report

2014-08-10 11:16

The government is set to announce the evacuation of about 500 rhino from the Kruger National Park in a bid to save them from poachers, according to a report.

Second elephant poached in Kruger

2014-07-31 14:05

A second elephant has been killed for its tusks in the Kruger National Park's Parfuri region in the last few months.

SANParks denies sale of KNP rhino

2014-07-21 05:00

SANParks has denied that the Kruger National Park plans on moving 500 of its rhino out of the park and selling half of them to private buyers.

SANParks opens bookings for winter 2015

2014-07-17 11:16

SANParks has announced that it will be opening holiday bookings for various parks under its management for the June and July 2015 period.

Lonely Planet: SA is world's best destination for wildlife

2014-05-29 15:19

There is no better place to have your wildlife adventure than in South Africa, says Lonely Planet, for the third year in a row.

Elephant poached in Kruger Park

2014-05-15 20:46

An elephant has been poached in the Pafuri region of the Kruger National Park, the first such killing in a decade.

4x4 vehicles wreak havoc on environment

2014-04-16 09:40

A new study on the environmental impacts of 4x4s suggests that the vehicles have irreversible consequences on off road areas.

SANParks men in court for poaching

2014-04-09 22:37

Two South African National Parks employees arrested in connection with rhino poaching have appeared in the White River Magistrate's Court.

Cat HIV a threat to SA lions

2014-04-08 09:25

A group of researchers, in an effort to understand how lions interact with one another, is looking at a mysterious disease similar to HIV dubbed "cat HIV".

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.

Poaching kingpin cop in court

2014-03-25 21:14

A former police officer accused of being a rhino poaching kingpin has appeared in the Middelburg Regional Court in Mpumalanga.

Pressure on Moz over anti-rhino poaching approach

2014-03-23 22:11

Mozambique could face a ban on the trade in wildlife products after failing to meet a year-long deadline to submit a report to Cites, urgently outlining measures to curb the escalating rhino poaching crisis.

Fund to fight poaching

2014-03-15 20:29

A R255m fund has been set up to fight poaching in the Kruger National Park, SANParks says.

Company pollutes Kruger rivers

2014-03-14 13:28

A river in the Kruger National Park has been polluted after a Bosveld Phosphates's plant spilled contaminated water into various rivers that directly run into the park.

Heavy rains cause countrywide havoc

2014-03-11 20:48

Several drownings and rescue operations have been reported as persistent rain and flooding caused havoc in several parts of the country.

Floods keep parts of Kruger shut off

2014-03-11 11:14

Some of the Kruger National Park's bush camps will remain closed due to continuing floods in the area, SA National Parks said on Tuesday.

Flood havoc across three provinces

2014-03-05 14:40

Four people have been rescued after their vehicles were trapped in floodwater in Johannesburg, as wet weather also causes havoc in North West and Mpumalanga.

Hunt still on for de-faced rhino

2014-03-03 14:03

A rescue mission is still on for a rhino that was spotted in the Kruger National Park without a horn that appeared to be hacked off.

Men fined R37 000 for illegal hunting

2014-02-17 21:27

Eleven men have been fined a total of R37 000 by the Makhado Magistrate's Court for hunting illegally on a farm in Limpopo, SA National Parks says.

New section for Table Mountain National Park?

2014-02-07 09:02

WWF South Africa, the Table Mountain Fund and SANParks are joining forces to save a precious piece of mountain land and open it up to nature-lovers to enjoy.

 

Rhino sales bring in over R80m

2014-08-21 14:39

SA National Parks has made over R80m following the sale of 354 rhino since 2010, according to Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa.

Poaching: SA to evacuate 100s of rhino from park

2014-08-12 15:13

South Africa plans to evacuate hundreds of rhino from the famed Kruger National Park to safe havens out of horn smugglers' reach.

SANparks plane crashes in Addo

2014-08-01 14:12

A SANParks aircraft has crashed in the Addo Elephant National Park , with two of the park's instructors on board escaping relatively unharmed.

Rhino carcass found in Mapungubwe

2014-07-24 14:43

A rhino carcass was found in the Mapungubwe National Park in northern Limpopo, SA National Parks said on Thursday.

SANParks plans rhino rescue operation

2014-07-20 09:21

As the rhino poaching issue intensifies, the Kruger National Park plans a last-ditch effort to evacuate 500 rhino to secret locations in a desperate bid to save the species.

SANParks welcomes poachers' sentencing

2014-07-09 14:05

SANParks has welcomed the sentencing in Mbombela of two Mozambican poachers to 16 years in prison.

Lonely Planet: SA is world's best destination for wildlife

2014-05-29 19:16

There is no better place to have your wildlife adventure than in South Africa, says Lonely Planet, for the third year in a row.

Poaching case delayed over lawyer's double-booking

2014-05-19 17:19

A rhino poaching case against three former SA National Parks employees and two traffic officials could not be heard because one of the defence lawyers was unavailable.

SANParks gets R3.5m to fight rhino poaching

2014-04-22 11:36

SA National Parks has received R3.5m to fight rhino poaching from Bavaria Breweries and five big retailers.

Suspected rhino poachers arrested

2014-04-14 14:45

Three suspected rhino poachers have been arrested in the Kruger National Park.

SANParks men held over poaching

2014-04-08 18:45

Two South African National Parks employees have been arrested in connection with rhino poaching, the organisation says.

Calls to legalise rhino horn trade

2014-04-02 14:32

We should think about legalising the trade of rhino horns says Michael Murphree, a researcher at the North West University, who argues that as a result illegal poaching will decline.

SANParks CEO could pocket millions from MalaMala

2014-03-30 15:49

The outgoing SANParks CEO could pocket millions via his shareholding in the game farm the government bought in a land settlement deal, according to Rapport.

Mpuma 'poaching kingpin' in court

2014-03-24 20:39

A former police officer accused of being a rhino poaching kingpin has appeared in the Middelburg Regional Court in Mpumalanga.

Kruger's main camps re-opened

2014-03-17 16:13

All of the Kruger National Park's main camps are now open to visitors, SANparks has confirmed

Howard Buffett takes aim at rhino poaching

2014-03-14 22:17

American philanthropist Howard Buffett has donated $24m to SanParks to fund a high-tech campaign against rhino poaching which he compared to the United States' war on drugs.

Floods shut Mpumalanga's R35

2014-03-12 16:11

Motorists are being advised to exercise extreme caution between Middelburg and Bethal, as heavy rain continues to pelt the province.

Vaal River expected to overflow

2014-03-11 14:45

Residents of Ngwathe in the Free State were urged to take precautionary measures as the Vaal River could overflow, the SABC reports.

SANParks employee appears for illegal hunting

2014-03-07 22:35

An SA National Parks employee and a hunter has appeared in the Makhado Magistrate's Court in Limpopo on charges of illegal hunting.

Latest on Kruger Floods: 5 more camps shut

2014-03-07 11:54

Several facilities in the Kruger National Park were closed on Friday due to flooding, SA National Parks said.

Dehorned rhino still missing in KNP

2014-03-03 20:04

A dehorned rhino seen by tourists in the Kruger National Park last week has not been found, SANparks says.

Soldier charged with killing Kruger hippo

2014-02-25 11:38

SANParks has reportedly laid a charge against a soldier who hit a hippo in the Kruger National Park with an army truck.

100 rhino to be moved to Botswana for safekeeping

2014-02-13 05:30

African safari operators and conservation groups plan to move up to 100 rhino to neighbouring Botswana for safekeeping.

International Lottos give R230m to fight rhino poaching

2014-02-06 05:30
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Two international lotteries have pledged R232.2m to the Peace Parks Foundation to fight rhino poaching, says Environment Minister Edna Molewa.

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