Press release Tshembo Africa Foundation’s “#BurpeesForConservation” Challenge March 4th, 2021 For immediate release Nature guide Bruce ‘Burpee’ Lawson kicks off the #BurpeesForConservation challenge South African wilderness guide and instructor, Bruce Lawson will attempt to perform 30,000 burpees over ten days in a hotel room in Australia while being [...]
The Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF) report on poaching of wildlife including rhino, elephant, lion and plants, and their progress in the introduction of the wildlife economy. Poaching - Elephants have been poached in the Kruger National Park (KNP) with no prosecutions. There have 72 seizures of [...]
In December 2020 and January 2021, GKEPF was fortunate to enjoy the donation of a helicopter from generous donors. Air support is critical to GKEPF's operations. The helicopter was deployed in both operations and used for training purposes throughout the GKEPF Area.
Pretoria - More than a decade ago, Limpopo game farmer Dawie Groenewald and his co-accused were arrested on a multitude of rhino poaching-related charges, yet their criminal trial is yet to start. The judge wants answers. Groenewald and his eight co-accused once again briefly appeared in the Gauteng High [...]
February 4, 2021, Pretoria - The Customs unit of the South African Revenue Service (SARS) made a bust of rhino horn with an estimated value of R53 172 000, in a shipment destined for Malaysia. While conducting manifest profiling at the courier facilities, the Customs Detector Dog Unit at [...]
The South African Government, Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, released the report on rhino poaching for 2020. The numbers suggest that during the various Lockdown Alert Levels in 2020, the movement of alleged poachers and rhino horn smugglers had been curtailed. Please read the details on rhino poaching [...]
GKEPF (Greater Kruger Environmental Protection Foundation) continues to work closely with its founding members and partners to coordinate a number of counter-poaching measures. This month we say farewell to our COO, Andre Hendrikz, and welcome our new CEO, Sharon Haussmann. Farewell and thanks to our COO, Andre Hendrikz Effective [...]
Johannesburg, South Africa, 24th September 2020-The inside story: TRAFFIC interviews convicted poachers in South Africa. Poaching is a complex socio-economic and environmental story. TRAFFIC has interviewed 73 convicted wildlife offenders incarcerated in 25 of South Africa’s correctional centres to learn at firsthand the motivations that drove them to take [...]
22 September 2020, today we celebrate a very special day at GKEPF, World Rhino Day. Wishing all our followers a very happy day!
Seven Integrated Wildlife Zones are being introduced across South Africa to protect the country’s rhino. Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Minister, Barbara Creecy, said by demarcating areas primarily around rhino populations, wildlife in the area and people living in and around conservation areas will be protected. Creecy said the introduction [...]