November 2019

Daily Maverick Pangolin Trafficking

2019-11-13T17:13:46+02:00November 9th, 2019|Media, News|

A policy document has been released that assesses gaps in the strategies and policies used to protect the most trafficked mammal in the world — the pangolin. "At least 40 per cent of the world’s economy and 80 per cent of the needs of the poor are derived from [...]

August 2019

Skukuza Court convicts and sentences poachers

2019-08-20T10:02:52+02:00August 20th, 2019|Media, News|

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 [...]

Daily Maverick CITES Updates

2019-08-20T10:02:40+02:00August 16th, 2019|Media, News|

"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 [...]

July 2019

World Ranger Day

2019-08-20T11:49:12+02:00July 31st, 2019|News, Stories|

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 [...]


2019-08-20T11:34:55+02:00July 1st, 2019|News, Stories|

"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 [...]

May 2019

GKEPF Promotional Video

2019-08-16T11:47:52+02:00May 13th, 2019|News, Stories|

GKEPF work is only possible through the funding of its founding members and donations from the public. Your donations can make a difference to protection for future generations of  iconic umbrella species. Please Donate Now and make a difference.

Innovation to minimise impact of rhino poaching

2019-08-20T10:03:03+02:00May 12th, 2019|News, Stories|

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 [...]

Former SANParks employee arrested for poaching

2019-06-12T12:58:43+02:00May 3rd, 2019|Media, News|

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 [...]