ARTICLES RELATING TO SANPARKS

More than 20 suspected rhino poachers nabbed at Kruger

2016-11-12 09:03

More than 20 would-be rhino poachers have been arrested and several firearms recovered in the Kruger National Park.

A sense of national pride in our parks

2016-09-18 06:09

South Africans are people of the land. Our country is richly endowed with natural resources, including plants, animals, rivers, marine areas and mountains, unspoilt forests, parks and unique ecosystems – some of these are found only here, and nowhere else on earth.

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How a poaching crime scene is processed

During a media tour to the Kruger National Park, the environmental crime investigative unit takes us through processing a crime scene.

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How the drought is affecting the Kruger National Park

2016-09-08 20:04

The current drought has a stranglehold on the Kruger National Park, but not all the effects are negative, a SANParks official has said.

Kruger Park ranger survives buffalo attack by clinging onto its horns

2016-07-27 15:19

Kruger National Park regional ranger Don English has escaped major internal injuries after a he was attacked by a buffalo.

Caracal kills 20 penguins in 2 weeks near Simon's Town

2016-07-07 14:36

A caracal has killed at least 20 African penguins in two weeks at Burghers Walk in Simon's Town, the City of Cape Town says.

Hyena attack victim recovering

2016-06-29 19:51

The 15-year-old boy who was grabbed by a hyena and dragged by his face in the Kruger National Park is making 'remarkable progress'.

2 Kruger Park rangers in court over rhino horns worth R2m

2016-06-20 22:09

Two Kruger National Park rangers, allegedly found with rhino horns worth R2m, have appeared in the Bushbuckridge Magistrate's Court.

'Common understanding' that net fishing will be stopped in part of Langebaan lagoon

2016-06-09 21:12

Fishing restrictions at Langebaan lagoon were imposed to protect the integrity of the marine protected area, the Western Cape High Court has heard.

Wildlife phone apps cause chaos in Kruger

2016-06-08 16:28

Phone apps that track wildlife sightings in the Kruger Park have caused a rise in road rage, road-kills and speeding as tourists rush to viewing spots, officials say.

 

What motivates SA citizens to poach rhino?

2016-09-27 08:03

Forced removals, poverty and Robin Hood-style "justice" are some of the reasons why South Africans from poor communities willingly work with international rhino poaching syndicates, says a researcher.

To save rhino, we need to save the poor - SANParks scientist

2016-09-14 10:10

The key to successfully battling rhino poaching may be depended on aiding poor communities living around South Africa's national parks, a SANParks scientist has told Parliament.

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How the Kruger spent R250m on anti-poaching

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Kruger Park ranger busted for rhino poaching

2016-07-28 19:41

Two of the men tasked with leading anti-poaching operations in the Kruger National Park appeared in the Bushbuckridge Magistrate's Court on charges of rhino poaching on Thursday, SANParks said.

Kruger rangers receive specialised grenade launcher to fight poachers

2016-07-22 18:23

The fight against rhino poachers at the Kruger National Park has received a boost with the gift of a 40mm Under Barrel Grenade Launcher from a private company to SANParks.

Lowveld visitors cautioned about winter malaria

2016-07-03 16:19

Visitors to the Lowveld, especially those going to the Kruger National Park, should take precautions against malaria this winter.

Surgeons perform 'miracle' on hyena victim’s face

2016-06-27 19:21

It took surgeons eight hours to reconstruct a 15-year-old boy’s face after a hyena attacked him in the Kruger National Park, Netwerk24 reported on Monday.

Four groups identified in elephant poaching

2016-06-14 21:45

Kruger National Park officials have identified four groups of Mozambican poachers who kill elephants and hack out their tusks to sell them off illegally.

'Our livelihoods, traditions are under threat' - Langebaan net-fishers

2016-06-09 16:47

South Africa’s only traditional fishers, recognised as fully dependent on net-fishing for survival, are challenging a condition preventing them from accessing part of the Langebaan lagoon on the West Coast.

Sylvester finds new home

2016-05-26 18:04

Sylvester, the lion that escaped twice from Karoo National Park in the past year is being moved to Addo.

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