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Media Release: Private OSV guide attacked by a Leopard

Date: 2015-07-03

A field guide working for one of the Open Safari Vehicle (OSV) companies operating in the Kruger National Park was attacked by a leopard on Thursday, 2 July 2015 during a game drive. The incident happened just after 13:00 at Alfa Loop on the H4-1 road just outside Skukuza Camp. 

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Media Release: Science paper out on Kruger rhino survey results for 2013

Date: 2015-07-03

SANParks’ survey techniques to count rhinos in Kruger National Park have received a stamp of approval for the second time from the scientific community. 

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Media Release: Karoo Lion successfully recaptured

Date: 2015-06-30

Following an extended three week operation in mountainous terrain and through a number of river valleys, a three year old male lion that escaped from the Karoo National Park outside Beaufort West has been successfully recaptured.

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Media Release: Kruger National Park gate quotas in force during school holidays

Date: 2015-06-30

Day Visitors to the Kruger National Park (KNP) are requested to take note of gate quotas when planning their visit, as these will strictly be enforced during the school holidays that started on Monday, 29 June until Friday, 17 July 2015. 

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Progress of fish kills in Swartvlei

Date: 2015-06-29

Senior Section Ranger, Jonathan Britton has given an account of the recent fish kills in Swartvlei. According to Britton, ‘the numbers of dead fish collected have decreased significantly. Below is a summary of the numbers collected so far each day from the 22nd June until the 25th:
  •  Monday 22 June: 35
  •  Tuesday 23 June: 85
  •  Wednesday 24 June: 4
  •  Thursday 25 June: 9

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Media Release: Kruger National Park interacts with stakeholders at Innibos show

Date: 2015-06-29

The Kruger National Park (KNP) will showcase its tourism products at the Innibos Show which takes place on 1 – 4 July 2015 in Nelspruit. The idea is to afford clients an opportunity to have one on one interaction with KNP Staff, discussing various tourism and conservation related issues.

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Media Release: Poacher gets seven and a half years in prison

Date: 2015-06-25

South African National Parks (SANParks) today welcomed the sentencing of a Mozambican National to seven and a half years in prison for illegally entering the Kruger National Park (KNP) with the intention to poach rhino and related offences. He was sentenced in the Skukuza Periodical Court.

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Media Release: Minister Molewa to visit Echo-Furniture factory in Ga-Rankuwa

Date: 2015-06-24

Minister of Environmental Affairs, Mrs. Edna Molewa will on Friday, 26 June 2015 visit an Eco-Furniture Factory at Ga-Rankuwa Industrial Park, Pretoria. The factory marks its first year after being officially launched by City of Tswane Executive Mayor Cllr Kgosientso Ramokgopa and former Deputy Minister of Environmental Affairs, Ms. Rejoice Mabudafhasi.

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Media Release: CITES CoP17 venue and dates announced for 2016 in South Africa

Date: 2015-06-23

World wildlife conference in Johannesburg in 2016 will bring the global community together to tackle the world's biggest wildlife challenges and opportunities.

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Media Release: Concerned citizens spotted dead fish in Sedgefield

Date: 2015-06-23

Concerned citizens spotted dead fish in Sedgefield. The SANParks team of rangers went to collect them and realized only the Grunter species of fish had died. SANParks scientist, Kyle Smith has collected water samples to test the levels of salinity in the water where most dead fish were collected.

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SANParks wishes a blessed Ramadan Kareem

Date: 2015-06-18

As the holy 2015 Ramadan fast commences today, Thursday, 18 June 2015, South African National Parks (SANParks) would like to wish all our Muslim customers and associates a blessed Ramadan Kareem. 

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Media Release: SANParks responds to recent incident in Tsitsikamma

Date: 2015-06-17

SANParks and the Tsitsikamma Tourism Board request citizens near the Tsitsikamma section of the Garden Route National Park to allow the law to take its course. The community is shocked by the recent rape incident next to the National Park. SANParks is tightening partnerships with law enforcement agencies to patrol and monitor the vast, extensive areas of the Park. ‘We are also planning to meet with other neighbouring stakeholders to ensure all play an active role in watching over the area. The Park is a significant contributor to the economy of the town.

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An invasive alien species identified at Garden Route National Park

Date: 2015-06-12

Garden Route National Park Environmental Planner, Maretha Alant identified an invasive alien species (salvinia molesta) very close to the Municipal weir in Karata.  She then roped in the Biodiversity Social Programme (BSP) Manager, Walter Mzimba to organise urgent teams to remove the invader plant. 

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Media Release: The Harvest Festival hosted by Leriba Hotel

Date: 2015-06-11

Leriba Hotel and Spa in Centurion hosted “Die Oesfees” / The Harvest Festival at Centurion from 1 - 3 May 2015. 

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Media Release: Lion Breaks out of Karoo National Park

Date: 2015-06-09

Neighbouring farmers to the Karoo National Park outside Beaufort West have been asked to be on the lookout for a lion which escaped from the Park on Friday, 5 June.

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