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IAPF seizes record number of elephant tusks during 2021 so far
IAPF seizes record number of elephant tusks during 2021 so farArticle

During the first three months of 2021, the International Anti-Poaching Foundation (IAPF) has seized 62 elephant tusks compared to 90 for the whole of last year...

26 Apr 2021

Cathy Dreyer appointed new head ranger for Kruger National Park
Cathy Dreyer appointed new head ranger for Kruger National ParkArticle

Cathy Dreyer has been appointed the first-ever female head ranger at the Kruger National Park (KNP). She starts her new position on 1 May 2021...

14 Apr 2021

TikTok launches #TikTokWildlifeDay campaign
TikTok launches #TikTokWildlifeDay campaignArticle

In support of World Wildlife Day, TikTok is offering its global communities a fresh, immersive and edu-taining 24-hour wildlife safari sightings experience via TikTok Live, allowing users to express their creativity while increasing knowledge on wildlife protection...

4 Mar 2021

Rhino poaching declines in 2020
Rhino poaching declines in 2020Article

South Africa saw a marked decline of 33% in rhino poaching during 2020...

1 Feb 2021

African films and series that made waves internationally in 2020
African films and series that made waves internationally in 2020Article

Zog, The Snail and the Whale, Rafiki, Moffie, Buddha in Africa, Yvonne Orji: Momma, I Made It and more...

Issued by Showmax 15 Dec 2020

Celebrating responsible tourism with African Bush Camps
Celebrating responsible tourism with African Bush CampsArticle

World Responsible Tourism Day (6 November) and World Safari Day (25 November) are soon approaching. These occasions recognise businesses and destinations that work to educate, inspire and improve the world through the power if tourism.

4 Nov 2020

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SANParks announces free access week dates for 2020Article

"SANParks has postponed the free access week which is traditionally held in September, to November due to the Covid-19 alert level 2 regulations which restrict the number of persons allowed within public spaces."

1 Sep 2020

SA sees decline in rhino poaching
SA sees decline in rhino poachingArticle

South Africa is making progress in the fight against rhino poaching with figures showing a steady decline for the fourth consecutive year...

4 Mar 2020

#Bestof2019: 10 Showmax hits from Africa that made waves internationally
#Bestof2019: 10 Showmax hits from Africa that made waves internationallyArticle

Here are 10 hits from Africa and its diaspora that made waves internationally this year, which are all available on Showmax...

9 Dec 2019

Sea of Shadows - premieres 6 December on National Geographic
Sea of Shadows - premieres 6 December on National GeographicArticle

The fight to save the world's most endangered whale from vicious drug cartels, enviro-thriller Sea of Shadows premieres on National Geographic 6 December 2019 at 9pm...

Issued by Fox Networks Group 5 Dec 2019

Tikki Hywood Foundation, African Parks partner for pangolins
Tikki Hywood Foundation, African Parks partner for pangolinsArticle

The Tikki Hywood Foundation and African Parks partnered to combine their expertise and resources to boost the protection of pangolins in Africa, the most heavily trafficked mammal on the planet...

29 Nov 2019

6 of the best: South African highlights on Showmax this November
6 of the best: South African highlights on Showmax this NovemberArticle

Buddha in Africa; Trackers; The Herd; Carnage; the winning Silwerskerm short films; Stroop; and more..

Issued by Showmax 26 Nov 2019

Stroop wins prestigious SAB Environmental Media Award
Stroop wins prestigious SAB Environmental Media AwardArticle

The winners of the annual SAB Environmental Media of the Year awards have been announced. Stroop - journey into the rhino horn war took the Video Media (Long Form) award for 2019...

Issued by Showmax 14 Nov 2019

Campaign to raise $10 million for anti-poaching technology to protect rhinos
Campaign to raise $10 million for anti-poaching technology to protect rhinosArticle

PureWild Fund (PWF) has launched the Rhino Refuge Project, a global fundraising and awareness campaign to raise $10 million to protect South Africa's most vulnerable rhino populations...

Issued by Mortimer Harvey 17 Oct 2019

Trophy hunting - can it really be justified by 'conservation benefits'?
Trophy hunting - can it really be justified by 'conservation benefits'?Article

Killing animals for fun is an activity which divides opinion. It can also be a highly emotive issue, with high profile cases like the death of Cecil the lion sparking global media coverage and outcry...

Melanie Flynn 14 Oct 2019

Rhino poaching numbers decrease
Rhino poaching numbers decreaseArticle

Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Barbara Creecy says efforts to save the rhino are paying off as poaching numbers decrease...

23 Sep 2019

The Rhino Conservation Awards: Honouring courage and sacrifice
The Rhino Conservation Awards: Honouring courage and sacrificeArticle

Award ceremonies such as the Rhino Conservation Awards help to counter donor fatigue, while encouraging and supporting ongoing and new conservation efforts...

Issued by Perfect Word 17 Sep 2019

Mozambique successfully convicts, sentences 2 rhino poachers
Mozambique successfully convicts, sentences 2 rhino poachersArticle

SANParks has lauded the successful conviction and sentencing in Mozambique of two poachers for killing two rhinos in the Limpopo National Park...

3 Sep 2019

SANParks announces free access dates for 2019
SANParks announces free access dates for 2019Article

The dates for the 14th edition of the South African National Parks (SANParks) Week have been announced...

26 Jul 2019

2019 Rhino Conservation Awards winners announced
2019 Rhino Conservation Awards winners announcedArticle

The 2019 Rhino Conservation Awards Gala took place in Johannesburg this month recognising the conservation efforts undertaken by individuals and organisations...

23 Jul 2019

Susan Scott and Bonn de Bod. Image supplied.
SA film wins Genesis AwardArticle

SA film, Stroop - journey into the rhino horn war has won the prestigious Genesis Award in the 'Outstanding Brigitte Bardot International Documentary Feature Film' category in the United States...

8 Jul 2019

Eye of the Pangolin to premiere on Endangered Species Day
Eye of the Pangolin to premiere on Endangered Species DayArticle

Eye of the Pangolin, a new documentary about the most trafficked mammal on earth, will premiere on Friday, 17 May, Endangered Species Day...

13 May 2019

Technology is useful, but drones alone won't save Africa's elephants
Technology is useful, but drones alone won't save Africa's elephantsArticle

Technology has made a tremendous difference in the world, in areas as diverse as health and education, and pretty much everything in between...

Ross Harvey 19 Feb 2019

Mokonyane reports progress made on curbing rhino poaching
Mokonyane reports progress made on curbing rhino poachingArticle

Minister of Environmental Affairs Nomvula Mokonyane has shared the department's results following the implementation of the Integrated Strategic Management of Rhinoceros Approach...

14 Feb 2019

Two poaching attempts foiled in KZN
Two poaching attempts foiled in KZNArticle

KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs Sihle Zikalala has commended law authorities for the arrest of suspected poachers in two poaching attempts...

4 Feb 2019

Two nabbed with 10 rhino horn pieces
Two nabbed with 10 rhino horn piecesArticle

Two suspects were arrested at OR Tambo International Airport with 10 pieces of rhino horn worth an estimated R2m...

31 Jan 2019

3 KNP field rangers arrested
3 KNP field rangers arrestedArticle

Three field rangers have been arrested on suspicion of poaching in the Kruger National Park...

17 Jan 2019

Toyota increases support for anti-rhino poaching
Toyota increases support for anti-rhino poachingArticle

Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) has continued its support in the fight against rhino poaching by refurbishing six vehicles belonging to SANParks..

4 Dec 2018

2018 SANParks Kudu Awards winners announced
2018 SANParks Kudu Awards winners announcedArticle

SANParks recently held its 14th Kudu Awards ceremony celebrating its employees, as well as multiple stakeholders who play a pivotal role in strengthening conservation in SA...

22 Nov 2018

Why we need to work with local communities in tackling the illegal wildlife economy
Why we need to work with local communities in tackling the illegal wildlife economyArticle

While millions of rands have been disbursed to fight illegal wildlife trade, rhino poaching continues...

13 Nov 2018

8 suspected poachers nabbed in Kruger National Park
8 suspected poachers nabbed in Kruger National ParkArticle

SANParks earlier this week welcomed the arrest of eight suspected rhino poachers during counter poaching operations inside the Kruger National Park...

25 Oct 2018

Toyota donates Hilux to assist anti-poaching activities
Toyota donates Hilux to assist anti-poaching activitiesArticle

Toyota South Africa Motors has donated a brand new Toyota Hilux to the South African National Parks in an effort to curb rhino poaching in South Africa...

23 Oct 2018

Communities urged to help fight rhino poaching
Communities urged to help fight rhino poachingArticle

The call follows the recent arrest of six suspected rhino poachers at a guesthouse in Pongola, KwaZulu-Natal...

22 Oct 2018

Born Free announces aviation plans to reduce poaching
Born Free announces aviation plans to reduce poachingArticle

Born Free is calling on the public to help them provide rangers with the ultimate tool to fight back against wildlife crime - an autogyro light-aircraft...

2 Oct 2018

Can sound help save a dwindling elephant population? Scientists using AI think so
Can sound help save a dwindling elephant population? Scientists using AI think soArticle

Deep in the rainforest in a northern corner of the Republic of Congo, some of the most sophisticated monitoring of animal sounds on Earth is taking place...

Jennifer Langston 13 Aug 2018

South African field rangers
Communities urged to fight against wildlife crimeArticle

Minister of Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa has encouraged community members to work with the South African National Parks (SANParks) and government to preserve South Africa's heritage...

31 Jul 2018

Payatas dumpsite, Metro Manila, Philippines. Image by Kounos, CC BY-SA 3.0,
Here are the top 10 battles for environmental justice from around the worldArticle

Environmental justice activism is to this age what the workers' movement was for the industrial age...

Julie Snorek 4 Jun 2018

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Buenos Aires Declaration bolsters travel and tourism's fight against wildlife crimeArticle

The TreadRight Foundation celebrated TTC's recent signing of the Buenos Aires Declaration on Travel and Tourism and Illegal Wildlife Trade - a framework to aid the travel and tourism industry in the fight against wildlife crime - to mark Endangered Species Day on 18 May...

21 May 2018

Kenya Wildlife Service rangers on patrol at the Meru National Park. Flickr/IFAW
Why Kenya's proposal to execute convicted poachers is a bad ideaArticle

Wildlife poaching in Kenya may soon be a capital offence, punishable by death...

Jeremiah Ogonda Asaka 21 May 2018

Director-General for the Department of Environmental Affairs, Nosipho Jezile-Ngcaba with the Fund's CEO Paul Zille, Chairman Mavuso Msimang and board members David Frost and Yolan Friedmann at the launch on 2 May 2018 in Johannesburg.
Tourism Conservation Fund to secure SA's biodiversity, promote more inclusive tourism industryArticle

The conservation of South Africa's biodiversity is a critical component in securing the future of tourism, an industry many South Africans depend on for their livelihood...

7 May 2018

Abalone poaching: lifting the lid on why, how and who
Abalone poaching: lifting the lid on why, how and whoArticle

Wildlife poaching has long been a subject of interest in academia. Research by biologists, zoologists and environmental scientists mostly focused on the impact of these crimes on wildlife populations and their habitat. More recently, criminologists interested in different types of environmental crimes, have started studying poaching.

Greg Warchol 16 Apr 2018

SANParks continues to roll out security plans for its GRNP sections
SANParks continues to roll out security plans for its GRNP sectionsArticle

To optimise national safety, the SANParks team have devised security strategies, led by major-general Jooste, to revisit risks, threats and vulnerabilities to the Garden Route National Park and its visitors...

14 Mar 2018

Points of entry targeted to prevent wildlife crime
Points of entry targeted to prevent wildlife crimeArticle

The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) has bulked up security at the country's points of entry to ensure the protection of big cats and other wildlife...

5 Mar 2018

The hi-tech fight back against rhino poachers
The hi-tech fight back against rhino poachersArticle

Park rangers in Africa's most famous rhino reserve are going hi-tech to push back against the relentless assault by horn poachers‚ thanks to a R10m injection...

Tony Carnie 3 Jan 2018

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Smart Park: A game changer in fight against rhino poachingArticle

Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park in KwaZulu-Natal have seen a significant escalation in rhino poaching over the past few months...

28 Nov 2017

DNA kit set to boost fight against wildlife crime
DNA kit set to boost fight against wildlife crimeArticle

The Department of Environmental Affairs has launched a DNA barcoding kit on Monday to help officials to combat wildlife crime...

21 Nov 2017

Pangolin trade forces Ghana to look at new wildlife laws
Pangolin trade forces Ghana to look at new wildlife lawsArticle

Ghana is facing calls to update its laws on wildlife crime after fears the country has become a transit route for the illegal trade in pangolin scales...

13 Oct 2017

More restrictions for rhino horn trade
More restrictions for rhino horn tradeArticle

South Africa is in the process of finalising a set of regulations that will introduce further restrictions and requirements to regulate the domestic trade in rhino horn...

11 Oct 2017

SANParks calls for further assistance in fight against rhino poaching
SANParks calls for further assistance in fight against rhino poachingArticle

This World Rhino Day, the South African National Parks (SANParks) has called for assistance in fighting rhino poaching, particularly in the Kruger National Park...

22 Sep 2017

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