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.

First phase of rhino translocations successful: SANParks

2014-11-28 05:00

SA National Parks has announced the successful completion of the first phase of the Strategic Rhino Translocation Programme from the Kruger National Park.

Kruger starts moving rhino to safety

2014-11-22 08:26

SANParks has conducted about 45 rhino captures since last month as part of a plan to create a stronghold where rhino will get extra protection from poachers.

Two rhino poachers shot dead

2014-10-30 18:49

Two rhino poachers have been killed and six suspected poachers arrested, SANParks says. This brings to 54 the number of poachers arrested in the KNP in October.

New SANParks CEO confirmed

2014-10-23 19:04

Fundisile Mketeni has been appointed as the CEO of the SA National Parks, the environmental affairs department says.


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.

Top SANParks official's disciplinary almost over

2014-11-26 21:34

SANParks says the disciplinary proceedings against its senior general manager of fundraising, Bryn Pyne James, are almost complete.

'Horrific' record 1 020 rhino killed this year

2014-11-20 18:15

A record 1 020 rhino have been poached this year, scuppering multiple efforts by authorities to curb the slaughter of the endangered species.

SANPparks to check on Swartvlei

2014-10-29 18:08

SANParks will try to establish the source of E.coli at the Swartvlei estuary, the organisation says.

Suspected rhino poacher shot dead

2014-10-19 10:56

A suspected rhino poacher has been shot dead at the Kruger National Park in Polokwane, Limpopo.

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