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Following almost a year of planning, some GKEPF members and partners have completed a successful dehorning operation as an initiative to alleviate the impact of poaching on remaining populations. The dehorning of a large number of rhinos requires a team of highly-skilled, passionate and dedicated individuals. The team comprising [...]
South African National Parks (SANParks) arrested a high profile individual alongside his accomplice, another poaching suspect in an intelligence driven anti-poaching operation on 1 May 2019. The high profile suspect is a former Corporal in the Rangers Services and was dismissed in 2014, after a disciplinary process on unrelated [...]
Three suspected poachers were charged in the Grahamstown High Court on more than 55 counts of rhino poaching that took place between 2013 and 2016. They were found guilty on all counts and were convicted in March 2019. Details of the story can be read here.
The Kruger National Park issued a statement recently regarding their assistance of a family in recovering the body of a relative who was a suspected poacher. The family of the deceased had been notified that their relative had been killed by an elephant while he was in the KNP to [...]
GKEPF, Vice-Chairperson, Sharon Haussmann shares her views on conservation and invites us to experience the wildreness.
The KNP held its Corporate Support Services and Marula Region Achievement Awards on the Friday 25 November. Awards for outstanding Service in the Workplace were awarded to the following KNP personnel who are active in the JPZ “ Joint Protection Zone” which falls within GKEPF: Robert Bryden (Nwanedzi [...]
The Kruger National Park Anti-Poaching Unit was nominated for the a Conservationist of the Year Award. This award goes to a person, team or an organisation committed to making a difference in advocating for the protection and preservation of wildlife and the environment. The adjudication of the Awards takes [...]
GKEPF is proud of our Operations Director’s fantastic award earned recently at the Rhino Conservation Awards Ceremony. Congratulations Otch Otto.For More information please visit: www.rhinoconservationawards.org
Read an on the record interview between Major General Johan Jooste (retired), South African National Parks, head of Special Projects and Annette Hübschle. Watch an 2016 interview with Major General Johan Jooste below.