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Meet the women who fought the Knysna fires

In June this year, devastating fires laid waste to the Western Cape, particularly in the towns of Knysna and neighbouring Plettenberg Bay, where homes...

Public-private partnerships in national parks to boost tourism

Six million people visited our 19 national parks last year. This presented a huge opportunity for private investors, delegates were told at the inaugural...

South Africans get free access to parks for a week

To build South Africans' pride in the country's natural, cultural and historical heritage, South African National Parks (SANParks) is offering free entry to citizens...

South African citizens get free access to national parks

South Africans are encouraged to take part in National Parks Week - running from 14 to 20 September - when they have free access to activities such as abseiling. They are also given an opportunity to learn more about the country's wild animals and natural heritage.

SANParks sells rhinos to foil poachers

South Africa National Parks is selling 286 white rhino to approved private buyers as part of its efforts to save the endangered animals from poaching, outgoing chair Kuseni Dlamini said on Wednesday.

Relocating rhino to create new breeding populations

Nineteen black rhino have been released at an undisclosed location in South Africa under WWF South Africa's Black Rhino Range Expansion Project to create a new breeding population of the critically endangered animals.

SANParks open new chalets at Agulhas

The seven chalets at the Agulhas National Park are part of the South African government's R2,4-billion investment in national parks. At the southernmost tip of Africa, the park is in a unique landscape of pristine coastline and endangered lowland fynbos.

Rhino poaching numbers in South Africa continue to grow

The number of rhinos killed in South Africa so far this year has hit 1 020. But South Africa is not sitting on its laurels, a number of interventions put in place to curtail rhino poaching has seen 344 alleged poachers arrested since the beginning of 2014.

Rhino poaching numbers in South Africa continue to grow

The number of rhinos killed in South Africa so far this year has hit 1 020. But South Africa is not sitting on its laurels, a number of interventions put in place to curtail rhino poaching has seen 344 alleged poachers arrested since the beginning of 2014.

South Africa mulls legalising rhino horn trade

South African Department of Environmental Affairs is considering legalising trade in rhino horn as a medium-term solution to rhino poaching. This is just one of the measures that the department is undertaking to slow down the killing of the animals.