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.

SANParks man in court for hunting con

2014-01-29 21:09

An SA National Parks employee accused of illegal commercial hunting has been granted bail of R2 500 in the Makhado Magistrate's Court.

SA safari operator implicated in hunting scandal

2014-01-28 12:46

A safari tour operator has been implicated in connection with illegal hunting on state-owned property.

Knysna red tide warning

2014-01-27 16:19

Shellfish should not be collected from the Knysna Estuary in the Western Cape, following evidence of a red tide, SA National Parks says.

Kruger rules! What Kruger rules?

2014-01-23 14:48

Readers share their recent Kruger experiences, detailing how easily visitors disregarding the rules in one of South Africa's most famous national parks.

SANParks: Respect our animals

2014-01-21 09:56

SANparks says the people featured in a video where a lion is seen reacting to children hanging out of a car window could be fined anything from R500 to R5 000 – but it needs a witness to come forward.

Knysna red tide threat diminished, expert says

2014-01-15 11:36

The threat of red tide at the Knysna estuary has diminished according to a local expert.

And the most-visited SANPark is...

2014-01-15 08:35

SANParks revealed their most-visited parks for the past festive season and announced that bookings for next summer holidays will be opening shortly.

Trap cam snaps Knysna elephant

2014-01-09 21:08

Am elephant has been photographed in the Knysna forest by a trap camera set up for leopard research.

SANParks warns of red tide

2014-01-07 20:53

Fishermen must not fish for shellfish and mussels in the Knysna estuary at the moment as a possible red tide is approaching, SANParks says.


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

Two international lotteries have pledged R232.2m to the Peace Parks Foundation to fight rhino poaching, says Environment Minister Edna Molewa.

SANParks denies removing lions for private hunt

2014-01-29 08:20

SANParks has denied removing two troublesome lions from the Kruger National Park (KNP) to be hunted in a private area.

Rogue SANParks employee arranges open season

2014-01-27 20:32

A SANParks employee has been arrested in connection with illegal hunting involving hunting professionals and game meat operators.

Victims accuse tourist behind elephant video of leaving them for dead

2014-01-27 10:41

The News24 reader behind the controversial elephant attack video has refuted claims made by the victims that they left them for dead while the footage was shot.

KNP rangers, soldiers kill 7 poachers

2014-01-21 20:58

KNP rangers and members of the SANDF have killed seven rhino poachers, bringing to 11 the number of poachers killed in the Kruger National Park this year.

Knysna red tide warning

2014-01-20 16:45

SANparks has issued a new warning of a so-called red tide in the Knysna estuary on the Cape south coast.

Kruger Attack: Readers decry elephant killing

2014-01-15 16:08

If News24 readers had their way, the two tourists in a recent Kruger elephant attack would be banned from the national park for life - and nominated for a Darwin Award.

Surviving a charging elephant

2014-01-15 10:06

What are the rules when it comes to animals while on a self-drive safari and how do you deal with an elephant that is displaying aggressive behaviour?

SANParks: No regret in killing elephant in Kruger attack

2014-01-14 09:33

SANParks says it has no regret in killing the elephant involved in a recent Kruger attack, despite dramatic footage that has surfaced, showing the tourists had an opportunity to avoid the incident.

Fertiliser plant contaminates KNP river

2014-01-08 22:29

An impoundment dam at Bosveld Phosphates' fertiliser plant has been the cause of the spillage of contaminated water into the Selati River.

Selati River badly polluted - SANparks

2014-01-06 19:04

Polluted water has spilled into the Selati River near the Phalaborwa entrance to the Kruger National Park, SANParks says.

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