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Media Release: World Ranger Day celebrated at Addo Elephant National Park

Date: 2014-07-31

Rangers from the four national parks in the Frontier region converged at Addo Elephant National Park today to commemorate World Ranger Day.

Committed to conservation

Date: 2014-07-31

As rangers gather around the globe to commemorate International Rangers Day, their counterparts who work in the Garden Route National Park (GRNP) want to spend the day rekindling their love for nature. ‘It is nature that underpins tourism in the Park’ says Regional coordinator for the campaign, Owen Govender, who is also the Senior Section Ranger for the Knysna section of the Park.

Media Release: Supporting our rangers who protect our rhino

Date: 2014-07-31

A single day is never enough to celebrate the commitment and dedication of those people who put their lives at risk to look after our children’s heritage.  In the ongoing fight to preserve our natural heritage, World Ranger Day is just such a day. This day is observed across the world on the 31st of July and it is a chance to celebrate the work of our rangers and also to remember those who have lost their lives in protecting our national parks.

Birders identification and conservation course - Pretoria region

Date: 2014-07-31

One of SANParks' peers in the conservation arena, Birdlife SA, through their Western Cape Birding initiative, is running another bird identification and conservation course in the Greater Pretoria region on the 25th and 26th of September 2014.

Bookings open for Punda Mania Team Birding Event 2014

Date: 2014-07-25

Enjoy a unique birding experience that only Punda Maria has to offer this November. The SANParks Honorary Rangers of the West Rand region will be hosting the successful Punda Mania Birding Event once again, from 13 to 16 November 2014.

Media Release: Rhino carcass discovered in Mapungubwe National Park

Date: 2014-07-24

South African National Parks (SANParks) today announced that a fresh rhino bull carcass, with its horns removed, was discovered yesterday in the Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site near Musina in Limpopo Province. The crime scene is currently being investigated by a South African Police Services forensics team together with SANParks Environmental Crime Investigators.

Address by SANParks Chairperson, Mr Kuseni Dlamini to the media

Date: 2014-07-23

Ladies and gentlemen of the media thank you kindly for honouring our invitation and also showing interest in the affairs of South African National Parks. This meeting aims to put in context important aspects of SANParks affairs and please take note that this is based on facts.

Media Release: SANParks congratulates Magistrate Msibi for sentencing

Date: 2014-07-22

South African National Parks (SANParks) today, 22 July 2014,  welcomed the heavy sentencing of a rhino poacher to a total of 77 years in prison for rhino poaching and related offences. He was sentenced in the Nelspruit Magistrates Court today.

33% discount to online bookings for accommodation & camping in Cape region

Date: 2014-07-22

South African National Parks (SANParks) is offering a special 33% discount to short notice online reservations for accommodation and camping at three National Parks in the Western Cape. 

SANParks invites participation in tourism research for people with disabilities

Date: 2014-07-17

South African National Parks often partners with universities and other research institutions to help us investigate the changing trends, habits and wishes of our tourism clientele.  This latest survey is aimed specifically at park visitors with disabilities, particularly people with physical, visual and hearing impairments.

Media Release: SANParks opens bookings for 2015 winter holidays

Date: 2014-07-17

The South African National Parks (SANParks) announced today that the holiday bookings in various national parks under its management for the June 2015 to July 2015 period will open on Tuesday, 22 July 2014 from 07h30 for the call centres and email bookings. Online bookings will open on 23 July 2014. 

Media Release: SANParks and Unitrans Unite Against Poaching

Date: 2014-07-16

Unitrans Volkswagen re-affirmed its commitment in the fight against rhino poaching with the signing of a new sponsorship agreement with the South African National Parks (SANParks) Honorary Rangers at SANParks Head Office in Pretoria today. 

Media Release: Rhino Poaching update

Date: 2014-07-10

The number of rhino poached since the beginning of 2014 has increased to 558, with 157 people being arrested for rhino poaching. 

Media Release: SANParks applauds court sentence

Date: 2014-07-09

South African Nationals Parks (SANParks) today welcomed the sentencing of two Mozambican Nationals to 16 years in prison for poaching and related offences. They were sentenced in the Nelspruit Magistrates Court.

Media Release: SA National Parks Week dates announced

Date: 2014-07-07

South African National Parks (SANParks) will be launching its 9th annual SA National Parks Week at Tsitsikamma in the Garden Route National Park from 8 to 12 September 2014. This is in line with its vision statement of ‘Connecting to Society’.

Media Release: The 2014 Kudu Awards call for nominations

Date: 2014-07-04

South African National Parks (SANParks)  is once again calling for the 2014 annual Kudu Awards nominations. In its 10th year of celebration, the Kudu Awards is SANParks’ way of honouring and celebrating those people who eat, sleep and breath conservation. 

Media Release: KNP gate quotas set for the school holidays

Date: 2014-06-24

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 coming school holidays which start on Saturday, 28 June until Sunday, 20 July 2014. 

Media Release: SANParks gears up for tourism growth

Date: 2014-06-20

The SANParks Infrastructure Program is in the process of investing significant amounts of money into various tourism infrastructures in the Table Mountain National Park (TMNP). 

Fun holiday programme awaits at Camdeboo National Park

Date: 2014-06-20

Calling all parents in and around Graaff-Reinet!  

Bookings open for Sasol/Addo Birding Weekend

Date: 2014-06-20

Avid birders should not delay in making their bookings for the Sasol Addo Birding Weekend which will be held in Addo Elephant National Park from 31 October – 2 November 2014.

The relative importance of iconic animals in selected SANParks

Date: 2014-06-13

You are invited to participate in an academic research study and official SANPakrs project which aims to determine the relative importance of the presence of iconic animals (elephant, rhinoceros, buffalo, lion, leopard, wild dogs, cheetah, giraffe, hippo) in selected SANParks and the influence they have on visitor numbers, types of visitors and their willingness to pay.

SANParks driver cautioned

Date: 2014-06-11

In light of the uproar with regards to the recent YouTube video showing a South African National Parks (SANParks) vehicle forcing an elephant and a calf off the road, a full investigation was concluded, which included the studying of the footage, information from the witnesses as well as the account from the driver.  

Hello little cheetah cubs!

Date: 2014-06-09

Mountain Zebra National Park's seven cheetah cubs are a few months old now and they’re all doing well.

Statement by the Department of Environmental Affairs on trade in rhino horn

Date: 2014-06-09

6 June 2014 - Recent media reports on the issue of possible trade in rhino horns by South Africa have been mischievous and have evidently been playing to the gallery by seeking to create confusion with regards to the government’s position on the proposed trade in rhino horns.

Media Release: Tsitsikamma volunteers scoop Honorary Ranger of the Year

Date: 2014-06-09

The Honorary Rangers in Tsitsikamma scooped the 2013 Award at a recent ceremony. Chairman of the National Executive Committee, Louis Lemmer, says the team in Tsitsikamma has displayed a high level of passion for conservation. 

Media Release: An update on Mountain Zebra National Park's lion

Date: 2014-06-06

All indications are that the three lion introduced into Mountain Zebra National Park outside Cradock in April last year have settled down well in their new home.

Media Release: Rupert Foundations helps to develop tourism in Camdeboo National Park

Date: 2014-06-06

The Winterhoek homestead and adjacent wagon shed in Camdeboo National Park are currently being restored to their original condition by the Rupert Historic Homes Foundation.  The end product will be a guest house for the accommodation of overnight visitors to the Park. 

Media Release: SANParks raises its voice on World Environment Day

Date: 2014-06-05

People across the globe are celebrating the World Environment Day (WED) today, 5 June 2014, under the theme "International Year of Small Islands Developing States (SIDS)”. The slogan this year is "Raise your voices, not the sea levels" and that is exactly what South African National Parks (SANParks) is doing across the country.

Heads-up! The SANParks Times winter edition is on its way!

Date: 2014-05-30

Need your fix of news from our national parks? Get your hands on the June edition of the SANParks Times, about to hit the streets. The printed version will be available as from Monday, 2 June 2014. The online version is already available. Subscribe now to see it first! 

30% discount at Golden Gate Highlands National Park

Date: 2014-05-30

South African National Parks (SANParks) is offering a special 30% discount on bookings, made online, for accommodation and camping at Golden Gate Hotel & Chalets, Glen Reenen Rest Camp and Basotho Cultural Village in Golden Gate Highlands National Park. 


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