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Media Release: Another suspected poacher arrested in KNP

Date: 2010-07-14

South African National Parks (SANParks) announced today that the Kruger National Park (KNP) Rangers arrested another Mozambican suspected poacher in the national park on Monday evening, 12 July 2010.

South African National Parks (SANParks) announced today that the Kruger National Park (KNP) Rangers arrested another Mozambican suspected poacher in the national park on Monday evening, 12 July 2010.

The suspect was found after the rangers heard a suspicious shot being fired in the park and traced the origin. The suspect had a hunting rifle in his possession. At the time of reporting no dead animal had been found in the vicinity.

The suspect is being held in a nearby police station while the charges are being formulated.

Sending a strong warning, Dr David Mabunda, Chief Executive Officer of SANParks said “poachers and their rich bosses sitting in air-conditioned luxury homes in the leafy suburbs of our metropolitan cities must know we are after them”. ‘We will hunt them in the bushes, in the cities, airports and internationally”.

SANParks and the South African conservation fraternity continues to request the support and cooperation of all members of society in identifying and reporting suspicious behaviour that could lead to the apprehension and conviction of these criminals.

Issued by:
Kruger National Park Public Relations Department on behalf of South African National Parks

Enquiries:
wanda mkutshulwa - Head of Communications, Tel: (012) 426 5201, Cell: 083 908 2692 email: wandam@sanparks.org

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