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Seven years on Kruger rhino poachers convicted

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Further proof “the wheels of justice grind slow but grind fine”* comes from South Africa’s Kruger National Park where three suspects, apprehended on poaching...

KZN overtakes Kruger as rhino poaching destination of choice

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What is now KwaZulu-Natal, previously Natal where the southern white rhino was brought back from the brink of extinction some 70 years ago, recorded...

Thirty years jail for Kruger rhino poacher

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A convicted poacher will spend the next 30 years behind bars, the regional court in Skukuza has ruled. Sidney Sibuyi was, according to a SANParks...

Rhino poachers target KZN as Kruger killings decline

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KwaZulu-Natal is seemingly now the venue of choice for rhino poachers in South Africa, with the province losing 143 of the Big Five species...

Kruger rhino poacher jailed three months after arrest

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Proof the South African criminal justice system can work speedily comes from Skukuza in the Kruger National Park (KNP) where a poacher was jailed...

Addo to boost anti-poaching unit as E Cape poachers handed jail...

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Eastern Cape is home to Addo Elephant National Park which, while not in the same league as Kruger when it comes to poaching, has...

Specialist bush first aid gear for Kruger rangers

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Rangers in South Africa’s premier game reserve – the Kruger National Park – are now better equipped to handle injuries while on anti-poaching duty. In...

Ranger shortage poses danger for rhino conservation

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While official rhino poaching numbers are down, a lack of conservation personnel – specifically rangers – could see the small gains in numbers disappear. Warning...

Rhino poachers targeted KZN rather than Kruger last year

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The concern expressed about rhino poaching in KwaZulu-Natal by the national forestry, fisheries and environment minister mid-last year turned into fact with the province...

SANParks welcomes sentencing of poachers

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Management at the South African National Parks (SANParks) has welcomed the sentences handed down by the Skukuza Regional Court to two Mozambican nationals convicted...

Lie detector tests coming for SANParks rangers

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South Africa’s premier conservation agency – SANParks – will implement polygraph testing for “certain job categories” as another component of ongoing efforts to combat...

Seven years jail for Kruger rangers guilty of poaching-related actions

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More than three years after two Kruger National Park field rangers were nabbed with an unlicensed firearm and “other poaching-related items”, the wheel turned...

Donated Bat Hawk aircraft to boost Kruger conservation efforts

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South African National Parks (SANParks) has taken delivery of four Bat Hawk surveillance aircraft that were donated by Anglo American Platinum. The aircraft will...

Rhino poaching – two arrests in Kruger and tougher measures coming...

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The arrest of two Kruger National Park field rangers in connection with fraud, money laundering and corruption by the SA Police Service (SAPS) specialist...

SANParks welcomes lengthy jail term for poachers

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The South African National Parks (SANParks) authority has welcomed the jail terms handed down by the Skukuza Regional Court to two convicted rhino poachers. The...

Rhino poaching down in SA last year

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The internationally renowned Kruger National Park remains a target for poachers, losing 209 rhino last year - more than half the total killed nationally. South...

SANParks joint intelligence operations leads to arrest of suspected poachers

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South African National Parks (SANParks) today (10 December) said its Environmental Crime Investigation Unit (ECI) in collaboration with the South African Police Service (SAPS)...

Four suspected rhino poachers arrested and one sentenced in the KNP

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South African National Parks (SANParks) has arrested four rhino poachers in the Kruger National Park (KNP) over the weekend of 15-18 October. Members of...

Meerkat proving its worth in Kruger

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More proof technology contributes positively to preventing rhino poaching comes from the Kruger National Park where a combination of radar and electro-optical has –...

Hyena bites soldier

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Soldiers and support personnel on active duty in the Kruger National Park were again reminded of the dangers of being in close proximity to...

SANParks apparently sets rhino poaching “target”

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Among its many responsibilities as custodian of South Africa’s natural heritage, the national conservation agency SANParks ensures the survival of rhino, black and white,...

COVID-19 curbs cut rhino poaching

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Curbing peoples’ movement through stringent COVID-19 restrictions apparently applied to rhino poachers as well, with the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE)...

Poacher gets 23 years sentence as KNP arrests more suspected poachers

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South African National Parks (SANParks) has welcomed the sentencing of a rhino poacher to a total of 23 years in prison for rhino poaching...

Kruger National Park anti-poaching teams conclude May with successful arrests

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South African National Parks (SANParks) has announced further arrests of suspected poachers in the Kruger National Park (KNP), with four men apprehended. The four suspected...

SANParks records another successful anti-poaching operation in the KNP

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South African National Parks (SANParks) has announced another operation that led to the arrest of three suspected poachers on Wednesday 21 April in the...

Five poachers caught and one fatally trampled by elephants in Kruger...

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The Kruger National Park (KNP) conducted anti-poaching operations that led to the arrest of five suspected poachers in the Pretoriuskop section of the park...

Suspected poacher killed by elephants in the Kruger National Park

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A suspected poacher was killed by elephants whilst trying to flee rangers in the Kruger National Park, and an accomplice arrested. South African National Parks...

SANParks welcomes successful prosecution of rhino poachers

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The South African National Parks (SANParks) on Wednesday commended the National Prosecuting Authority in Mpumalanga on the successful prosecution of two long-standing rhino poaching...

Skukuza court retains its regional status

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The Skukuza Regional Court, better known as the “rhino court”, will continue to operate in the “capital” of the Kruger National Park. This follows a...

COVID-19 contributed to decrease in rhino poaching – Creecy

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Barbara Creecy, the Cabinet Minister tasked with conserving and protecting South Africa’s natural assets, maintains there was “a marked decline” nationally in rhino poaching...

Kruger personnel caught with rhino horn

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Three Kruger National Park staffers were caught, literally horn-handed, following an extended intelligence operation in the iconic game reserve on South Africa’s eastern border. The...

SANParks arrests seven poachers in nine days

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South African National Parks (SANParks) has in the first nine days of 2020 arrested seven suspected poachers in the Kruger National Park (KNP). The first...

SANDF to assist Kruger National Park remove Kanniedood Dam

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The Kruger National Park (KNP) in conjunction with South African National Defence Force (SANDF) will demolish the remaining part of Kanniedood dam found on...

SANParks arrests five suspected poachers

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South African National Parks (SANParks) arrested five suspected rhino poachers in the Kruger National Park’s (KNP’s) Malelane Section in an intelligence driven operation on...

Poacher killed by elephant in Kruger National Park

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Kruger National Park Rangers assisted by members of the Komatipoort and Skukuza police recovered the remains of a suspected poacher in the Crocodile bridge...

Rhino poaching numbers down, elephant losses increase

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Last year was a better one for South Africa’s rhino population with a decline in poaching, particularly in national parks, reported and for the...

Kruger rangers arrested on suspicion of rhino poaching

South Africa's premier game reserve - the Kruger National Park - "continues to come to grips with people in our ranks who sabotage our...

Meerkat named a SANParks innovator of the year

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The Postcode Meerkat surveillance system utilising the Reutech RSR 904 radar is a joint winner of this year's SANParks Innovation Award. The system...

Poaching suspects nabbed in Kruger

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Eight suspected rhino poachers were arrested in the Kruger National Park earlier this week. The arrests were made during counter-poaching operations which saw...

Rangers discover bomb in the Kruger National Park

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South African National Parks has today confirmed that Rangers conducting a patrol with K9 support in the south western boundary of the...

Anti-poaching arrests and trials

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Anti-poaching operations in the Kruger National Pak netted 162 people in connection with suspected rhino poaching in the first nine months of...

Technology is an effective force multiplier in anti-poaching operations

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The use of what the national Department of Environmental Affairs terms "appropriate technologies" as force multipliers in the ongoing battle against poachers...

SANParks arrests a staff member on suspicion of rhino poaching

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South African National Parks (SANParks) today announced the arrest of a staff member on 25 August on suspicion of rhino paching. The...

Rhino poaching decreasing in Kruger

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Rhino poaching is on the decrease in the Kruger National Park, partly due to there being fewer rhinos in the park, and...

New aircraft for Kruger

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The Kruger National Park's anti-poaching capabilities are set to receive a boost with the delivery of a new light aircraft, which will...

Dogs an indispensable part of Kruger’s anti-poaching operations

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Tracking and detection dogs are a tool the Kruger National Park would struggle to do without as they are responsible for the...

Kruger animals going to Mozambique

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The Kruger National Park is relocating animals to the Zinave National Park in Mozambique, with several hundred animals already moved. Zinave is...

Kruger anti-poaching ops net 23 suspects

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In just over two weeks, Kruger National Park officials and rangers arrested 23 suspected rhino poachers and confiscated 10 high calibre rifles. The...

Kruger ranger is first to be killed by suspected poachers in...

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Respect Mathebula, who was buried recently in Mpumalanga, was the first ranger to be killed by poachers in the Kruger National Park...

Kruger ranger killed in encounter with poachers

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The war on poaching has claimed another life with a Kruger National Park ranger killed this week during an encounter with suspected...