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Skukuza court hands down a combined 63 year sentence to poachers

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The Skukuza Regional Court on Tuesday handed down heavy sentences to rhino poachers in a move welcomed by South African National Parks (SANParks). Isaac Zitha...

Two members of abalone poaching syndicate arrested in Gqeberha

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Two key abalone poaching syndicate members were arrested on Friday 6 May in a joint operation between South African National Parks (SANParks) Environmental Crime...

SANParks deploys decoy rhinos in Kruger National Park

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Fed up with relentless poaching in its flagship national park, South African National Parks (SANParks) has today unveiled a new weapon in the fight...

Abalone poachers nabbed in Table Mountain National Park

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Following the recent deployment of an Airbus H125 helicopter to Table Mountain National, three poachers have been apprehended in an anti-poaching operation in the...

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)...

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 applauds the sentences imposed on four rhino poachers

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South African National Parks (SANParks) has welcomed the finalization of two long running rhino poaching trials by the Skukuza Regional Court. One rhino poacher...

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...

SANParks AS350 helicopter damaged in Cape Town accident

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A South African National Parks (SANParks) Airbus AS350B-3+ (Squirrel) helicopter was damaged after losing control during take off from Cape Town International Airport on...

SANParks celebrates South Africa’s first black game capture pilot

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South African National Parks (SANParks) has celebrated Captain David Simelane, South Africa’s first black game capture rated pilot. Nicknamed “Blackhawk, Simelane completed his game...

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...

Poachers fatally wounded in the Kruger Park

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A suspected rhino poacher has been arrested and two killed in a contact with rangers in the Kruger National Park (KNP). SANParks said the suspect...

SANParks sees successes against poachers

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South African National Parks (SANParks) has arrested six suspected poachers since the beginning of the month and confiscated three firearms. SANParks said it confiscated three...

SANParks welcomes heavy sentence for rhino poacher

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South African National Parks (SANParks) has welcomed the heavy sentence handed out to a poacher caught in the Kruger National Park in 2015, who...

Nine suspected poachers apprehended in Kruger

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Nine suspected poachers have been arrested in the Kruger National Park, with weapons and poaching tools recovered. SANParks on 24 July said the arrests took...

SANParks and Kruger partners work to minimise impact of rhino poaching

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South African National Parks (SANParks) and conservation partners in the Greater Kruger Region are collaboratively implementing a range of interventions as part of an...

Former SANParks employee arrested on poaching charges

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South African National Parks has announced a significant breakthrough in the fight against rhino poaching with the arrest of a high profile individual and...

SANParks arrests staff for poaching

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The South African National Parks (SANParks) today announced the arrest of four suspected poachers including a staff member in an intelligence driven operation.  The arrests...

SANParks aircraft crashes whilst pursuing poachers

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South African National Parks (SANParks) on Saturday confirmed that one of its fixed wing aircraft went down in the Kingfisherspruit section of the Kruger...

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