SA re-commits to anti-rhino poaching

The South African government believes that bringing local communities into the mainstream of conservation should continue to be central to our anti-rhino poaching strategy. “We will redouble our efforts to make sure that communities who live on the borders of our parks benefit from conservation and the biodiversity economy so they are not vulnerable to recruitment by syndicated poaching operations,” said the Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Ms Barbara Creecy. South Africa has for years been on the forefront of the fight against rhino poaching and illegal wildlife trade. …

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More than 100 000 South Africans entered SA Parks free of charge

Uploaded by Tumelo waga Dibakwane, senior journalist at NewsHorn Media South African National Park (SANParks) saw 113 032 visitors to the parks during South African National Parks Week from 8 September to 15 September 2019. This was a 52.6% increase from last year’s 74 086. This campaign under the established theme ‘Know Your National Parks’ allowed locals with valid identity documents an opportunity to spend a day at a national park of their choice free of charge.  According to SANParks CEO, Fundisile Mketeni the objective of the week is to…

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New Kruger Shalati- a first for KNP in Afro-chic style

This first-of-its-kind hotel development  to the Kruger National Park is hoped to increase international tourists numbers to Mpumalanga AN AFROCENTRIC LUXURY TRAIN TO BE STATIONED ATOP THE HISTORICAL SELATI BRIDGE AS NEW ICONIC AND UNIQUE PRODUCT IN KRUGER   Having become a leading destination for travelers the world over, South Africa is well positioned to tap into the global luxury tourist market. With this in mind, Thebe Tourism Group has embarked on an exciting initiative which will see the opening of a new upmarket offering completely unique in the world. …

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