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.

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.

Kruger arrests 5 poachers

2014-10-17 21:03

Five suspected rhino poachers have been arrested in the Kruger National Park SANParks says.

KNP arrests 6 rhino poachers

2014-10-07 18:04

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

SANParks selling theatened white rhino

2014-10-05 14:06

The SANParks board has decided to sell white rhino on auction and start moving them to safety.

SANParks CEO appointed

2014-09-30 17:41

Dr Nomvuselelo Songelwa has been appointed acting CEO of the SA National Parks.

SANParks 'poachers' remanded

2014-09-25 19:05

Three SANParks employees accused of poaching rhino in the Kruger National Park have been remanded in custody.

SANParks workers arrested for poaching

2014-09-22 05:58

Three SANParks workers have been arrested for alleged rhino poaching at the Kruger National Park, says SANParks.

As it happened: Fires around KNP

2014-09-18 16:39

Get the latest updates as SANPark rangers and fire-fighters battle a fire in and around Kruger National Park.

Rhino horn - Vietnam status symbol

2014-09-12 22:53

Possession of a rhino horn is seen as a status symbol in Vietnam, environmental activist Quyen Vu says.

Spending cuts on protected areas 'worrying'

2014-09-02 14:54

A new study has shown that protected areas are effective in the conservation of biodiversity, but the SA lead researcher has raised concerns about governmental budget cuts.

SANParks to offer free entry

2014-08-26 09:02

South African National Parks will be offering local visitors free entry as part of the upcoming annual SANParks week.

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.

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.

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.


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.

SANParks on the hunt for illegal drone users in Kruger

2014-12-31 10:43

SANParks says people caught using drones in Kruger will be arrested on the spot, after it received two reports of people flying such aircraft illegally and interfering in sightings.

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.

Ghosts of Timbavati

2014-10-13 10:08

The Shangaan and Tsonga people revere the white lions of Timbavati as the spirits of deceased kings and chiefs. Take a look at these five striking pics.

Rhino sale: Make your bid now

2014-10-06 20:05

The Kruger National Park is inviting bids for 500 rhino, hopefully sold to mostly private buyers, to counter a wave of poaching for their horns.

Process for relocation of KNP rhino begins

2014-10-01 15:22

The process for relocation of some of the Kruger National Park's white rhino has begun, SA National Parks says.

Parliament visits KNP

2014-09-26 22:07

The parliamentary portfolio committee on environmental affairs has concluded a three-day fact finding visit to the Kruger National Park.

Snap wild dogs, cheetahs, EWT asks public

2014-09-25 13:03

The Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) and SA National Parks (SANParks) are calling on the public to help rangers count cheetahs and wild dogs in the Kruger Park through a photographic survey.

Fires moving 'hot, fast' in KNP

2014-09-18 19:05

Fire-fighters in and around Kruger National Park are battling four fast-moving fires, some which started nearly a week ago, according to SANParks.

Kruger hotel to be 'greener' after criticism

2014-09-18 14:27

The proposal for the construction of an upmarket hotel within the boundaries of the Kruger National Park has lapsed, but the developer has re-worked the design for a greener offering.

SANParks mahala week to start

2014-09-07 15:46

South Africans will once again be allowed to enjoy their natural heritage free of charge this week.

SANParks official speaks out on rhino ‘sale’

2014-08-31 13:00

Confusion around the SANParks sale and removal of 260 rhinos has deepened after the man accused of making an unauthorised decision to sell the Kruger Park animals has spoken out in his defence.

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.

Protecting Kruger’s rhinos

2014-08-19 12:09

Kruger's rhino population is the most valuable cache of environmental assets in the world. Scott Ramsay chats to the team of rangers defending them, tooth and nail.

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.

Pride of Kruger in all its cuteness!

2014-07-31 13:21

Reader Dee Roelofsz is extremely passionate about photography and it shows. Take a look at these exceptional images she captured during her last visit to the Kruger National Park.

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.

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