Kruger National Park Tag

Poaching syndicates target Kruger rangers

Why are the icons of conservation being arrested in connection with rhino poaching? Yolandi Groenewald examines the screening processes for Kruger rangers...

Elephant poaching on the rise in Kruger

Anti-poaching resources in the Kruger National Park are being stretched by a rise in elephant slaughters. Yolandi Groenewald spoke to the park's chief ranger about the new threat...

Kruger rhino numbers in crisis, says expert

Respected wildlife veterinarian calculates there less than 3 000 white rhinos left in the Kruger. The figures will come under scrutiny in a High Court case, writes Louise de Bruin...

Kruger tourists bust rhino poachers

[caption id="attachment_1632" align="alignleft" width="740"] An anti-poaching dog unit undertakes training exercises in the Kruger National Park. Photo courtesy Rodney Genricks[/caption] Observant tourists visiting the Kruger National Park over the long weekend...

Kruger arrests 54 rhino poaching suspects

[caption id="attachment_1266" align="alignleft" width="740"] Kruger rangers perform a drill on International Ranger Day in July[/caption] Two skirmishes in the Kruger National Park this week led to the deaths of two rhino...

Mozambique deal to combat poaching

A Mozambican ranger studies an elephant carcass in a reserve in northern Mozambique, where poachers kill an average of five elephants a day An historic deal to tackle wildlife crime in...

Mozambique arrests rhino poaching suspects

Several suspects linked to rhino poaching in the Kruger National Park have been arrested in Mozambique in recent weeks. [caption id="attachment_1131" align="alignleft" width="370"] Patrolling the border fence between the Kruger and...

Kruger staff arrested on rhino poaching charges

On the eve of World Rhino Day, South African National Parks (SANParks) announced on Sunday, September 21, that it had arrested three employees on suspected rhino poaching charges. SANParks acting chief...

77-year poaching sentence welcomed

[caption id="attachment_957" align="aligncenter" width="323"] Mandla Chauke was arrested in the Kruger National Park in 2011 after he had killed three rhino calves. Photo: Lowvelder[/caption] South African authorities welcomed the sentencing of...