February 2022

March 2021

Burpees for Conservation

2021-03-05T08:33:25+02:00March 5th, 2021|Media, News, Our Donors, Our Stories|

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 [...]

February 2021

DEFF Annual Rhino, Elephant and Wildlife Economy Report

2021-02-28T10:27:17+02:00February 26th, 2021|News, Regulation|

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 [...]

Air Support from Donors

2021-02-28T10:26:20+02:00February 15th, 2021|Air Support, News|

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.

Judge wants answers in delayed case

2021-02-10T17:55:00+02:00February 10th, 2021|Media, News|

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 [...]

DEFF report back on rhino poaching 2020

2021-02-02T18:17:15+02:00February 1st, 2021|News, Regulation|

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 [...]

October 2020

Welcome new CEO, Sharon Haussmann

2020-09-30T17:21:13+02:00October 2nd, 2020|News, Our Stories|

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 [...]

September 2020

The people beyond poaching

2020-10-02T15:27:09+02:00September 24th, 2020|Media, News|

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 [...]

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