Hip Hip Hooray! We turn 11 today!
Today, 27 November 2015, marks the 11th birthday of the www.sanparks.org website and its online forums.
Media Release: Minister Edna Molewa welcomes arrest of suspected Rhino poachers by the Hawks
26 November 2015 - The Minister of Environmental Affairs Mrs Edna Molewa, welcomes the arrest of 12 suspects including three police officers for alleged rhino poaching by this week. The suspects were arrested by a multi-disciplinary and intelligence operation led by the Hawks in Gauteng and North West Provinces.
Media Release: Northern Region Rangers receive EMI Grade 5 certificates
South African National Parks (SANParks) is on a mission to ensure that its Rangers are Environmental Management Inspectorate (EMI) compliant - this was confirmed at a Certificate Award ceremony for over 50 Rangers that are responsible for the Northern Region Parks (Golden Gate, Marakele and Mapungubwe).
Media Release: Vuswa and Gallet Group Boost Conservation
South African National Parks (SANParks) was today given a major boost with a donation of a 78 seater bus from Vuswa and R359 100 from South African-based financial services company Gallet Group Employee Benefits (Pty) Ltd.
Media Release: SANParks adopts principles to guide drought preparedness across its parks
South African National Parks (SANParks) has adopted principles to guide development of drought preparedness plans for affected parks under its management. SANParks will remain true to the conservation ethics as the dry conditions continue, managing as far as possible for healthy, naturally regulated ecosystems rather than the survival of individual animals in all the parks.
Media Release: Minister Molewa publishes regulations on the rezoning of Tsitsikamma Marine Protected Area
23 November 2015 - The Minister of Environmental Affairs has published draft regulations for the re-zonation of the Tsitsikamma Marine Protected Area, for public comments.
SANParks Reservations' operating hours during the 2015/2016 Festive Season
The SANParks Reservations' operating hours during the 2015/2016 Festive Season:
Speech by Minister Molewa on the 2nd Interpol-UNEP Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Conference
The Executive Director of INTERPOL, Mr. Noboru Nakatani
Creative way to celebrate nature in Tsitsikamma
A one of a kind carnival launched for the first time in Tsitsikamma by SANParks in partnership with private companies in the area. Speaking at the event, Mayor of Koukamma, Sam Vuso, said "the event was a platform to unite the small town to strive towards working together".
Public warned to avoid touching beached whale
The carcass of a badly decomposed whale that was spotted floating in the Swartvlei, washed up at the Swartvlei beach next to the parking lot this morning.
Take full advantage of an invitation to the Garden Route National Park
Open access National Parks globally experience similar challenges, according to the National Geographic Traveller. Such challenges also experienced by the Garden Route National Park (GRNP), include invasive alien species, the management of wildlife in vastly open unfenced areas, climate change, development, pollution of resources and others.
Information for the 2015/2016 Festive Season - Table Mountain National Park
Information regarding arrangements for various attractions, facilities and areas in the Table Mountain National Park during the 2015/2016 Festive Season.
2015/16 West Coast Rock Lobster recreational fishing season
The 2015/16 West Coast Rock Lobster recreational fishing season will open on Sunday, 15 November 2015 and will close on Sunday, 28 March 2016.
Garden Route National Park gives back to local cyclists
The Garden Route National Park Fun Mountain Bike Ride was held on the 7th of November 2015 and served to initiate a new cycling route, "Graspad", which commences at the Kranshoek Gate in the Harkerville forest (Knysna). The organiser from Muddyfoot Adeventures, James Stewart confirmed the route for the fun day to be 25 kilometers which included 12km of the Graspad route. The event was created to give back to cyclists who purchase annual permit tags.
Media Release: SANParks appoints Head of Ranger Services in the Kruger National Park
The South African National Parks (SANParks) would like to announce the appointment of Xolani Nicholus Funda, as Chief Ranger; managing the whole anti-poaching operations in the Kruger National Park (KNP) effectively from 1 November 2015. Funda takes over from Major General Johan Jooste, who has since moved to SANParks’ head office and got a promotion on a strategic level position.
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- Addo Cam 29/11/2015
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- Satara Cam 29/11/2015
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- 23 Days with Tessa & Dave From Top to Tail - Dec 2015
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