South African National Parks (SANParks) released a media article detailing the sentencing of three poachers at the Skukuza Regional Court this week. The cost of security and protecting rhinos in private nature reserves are extremely high, especially when compared to the average lifestyle of people living on the border [...]
"The world’s surviving rhinos may be in a worse state than South African government figures are willing to admit. With the planet’s biggest conservation meeting kicking off this weekend, our last chance to save the species may be about to slip through our fingers." What we can expect from [...]
The South African National Parks today expressed delight at a heavy 30 year sentence meted out by the Mhala Regional Court on a poacher who was arrested in the Kruger National Park (KNP) in 2015. The court found the poacher guilty on charges of: Being an illegal immigrant. Trespassing [...]
We support all our rangers, especially here in South Africa. They work hard, risk their lives and make personal sacrifices to protect the animals and the habitats they live in. Our rangers show courage, passion, endurance and dedicate themselves to high values and ethics. Being a ranger in our [...]
"We will never stop poachers but we will make it as difficult as we can with all the resources we have." Our canine friends are key in the fight against poaching! GKEPF works closely with a number of different teams in our efforts to stop poaching activities taking place [...]
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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 [...]