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Over 75000 Global Citizens Urge South African Minister to Finalise Plans for New People and Wildlife Deal

By SAPeople Contributor 14-10-21 14:59

A weighty 75,504 global citizens (including at least 9,011 voices from South Africa) are calling on Minister Barbara Creecy and her Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) to implement the New Deal for People and Wildlife, as outlined in the draft Policy Position on the conservation and ecologically sustainable use of elephant, lion, […]

Postcode Meerkat: A guardian of South Africa's rhinos

Postcode Meerkat: A Guardian of South Africa’s Rhinos

By SAPeople Contributor 22-09-21 09:27

As we celebrate World Rhino Day today – 22 September – we recognise the pioneering technological innovations that are proving to be highly effective in protecting Africa’s threatened rhino populations from poachers. Watch the Video: Postcode Meerkat For almost five years, Postcode Meerkat – the most advanced wide-area surveillance system ever developed for counter-poaching purposes […]

Rhino Poachers Get 105 Years Sentence in Prison

Rhino Poachers Sentenced to 105 Years in Prison

By SAPeople Contributor 06-09-21 12:02

Three rhino poachers were yesterday sentenced to 105 years in prison by the Skukuza Regional Court, for rhino poaching and related offences. The South African National Parks (SANParks) today, 3 September, welcomed the sentencing. The three poachers were arrested in 2017 after killing three rhinos in Marula (southern) section of the Kruger National Park. SANParks […]


4 Rhino Poachers Sentenced at Skukuza Including SANParks Employee

By SAPeople Contributor 18-05-21 14:39

South African National Parks (SANParks) has today, 18 May 2021 welcomed the culmination of two long-running rhino poaching trials by the Skukuza Regional Court. One rhino poacher was sentenced on 14 May whilst three – including a former SANParks employee – were sentenced on 17 May. The Managing Executive of the Kruger National Park, Gareth […]

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Pangolins get a Lifeline with First Dedicated Pangolin Ward in Africa

By SAPeople Contributor 20-02-21 22:28

In commemoration of World Pangolin Day today – 20 February 2021 – Investec has announced plans to fund and support the first dedicated pangolin veterinary ward in Africa in partnership with the Johannesburg Wildlife Veterinary Hospital (JWVH). “Pangolins are currently the world’s most trafficked non-human mammal. In 2019, 97 tonnes of scales were trafficked from […]

Critically Endangered Vulture Poisoned in Zululand

Critically Endangered Vulture Poisoned in Zululand, South Africa

By SAPeople Contributor 05-01-21 18:04

A critically endangered African White-Backed vulture was tragically found poisoned, with the possibility of more vulture carcasses removed from the site in Zululand over the festive season. This comes exactly one year after an incident in the same area which later resulted in the rescue and rehabilitation of four African White-Backed vultures and one Lappet-Faced […]

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Bloemfontein SPCA Rescues 3 Horses from Abuse in Free State

By SAPeople Contributor 09-11-20 11:55

Two horses have been rescued in the Free State by the Bloemfontein SPCA, after a concerned community member – who had witnessed the horses being abused – contacted the organisation. A third horse was also rescued after the SPCA saw it being uncared for. The SPCA said the first two horses had apparently been ridden […]

Meet Plettenberg Bay’s Happy Dogs, Helped by Volunteers

By SAPeople Contributor 03-09-20 11:46

Away from the beaches and lagoons for which the seaside town of Plettenberg Bay is famous, at 8am on a Saturday morning in the industrial area, crowds of people gather with their dogs, which run around playing, barking and causing a ruckus alongside their owners who are queueing down the street. It is overcast and […]

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Carte Blanche Investigates the Shocking Situation in Standerton: When A Community Has Had Enough

By SAPeople Contributor 28-08-20 23:31

This Sunday Carte Blanche investigates the situation in Standerton, South Africa, that has shocked the nation. Video footage this week of the streets of Standerton in the Lekwa municipal district in Mpumalanga, showed how the residents and municipal workers are burning fires late into the night and dumping their rubbish right outside the municipal buildings. […]

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Death of 10 Critically Endangered Vultures Highlights Importance of Monitoring

By SAPeople Contributor 21-08-20 16:44

Between July and August 2020, 10 critically endangered African White-Backed Vultures have tragically been discovered dead in four separate incidents in northern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Thanks to special GPS tracking units, these are helping identify what the threats to the species are… which unfortunately appear to be man-made threats. Of the 10 deceased birds, four […]

Investec and JWVH celebrate second chances this World Pangolin Day

WATCH Pangolins Return to Zululand Where They Have Not Roamed for 70 Years

By SAPeople Contributor 07-08-20 14:42

In a world-first for the endangered Temminck´s Ground Pangolin (Smutsia temminckii), a reintroduction program has been launched to release this species into an area where they became locally extinct decades ago – KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Manyoni Private Game Reserve in Zululand, KZN, is working closely with the African Pangolin Working Group, HSI Africa and Johannesburg […]

WATCH Team Saves Giraffe Trapped in Lodge Swimming Pool

By SAPeople Contributor 16-07-20 19:48

While many safari lodges wait for lockdown on tourism to be lifted so they can take in guests again, life remains busy. For several lodges in Bela-Bela a few weeks ago, staff were faced with the enormous task of saving a giraffe that was trapped in a swimming pool. According to a post on Facebook, […]

Conservation Leaders Urge UN World Tourism Organisation: Curb Wildlife Exploitation

By Guest Contributor 01-06-20 19:14

Conservation groups from South Africa and around the globe have called on the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) and their Global Tourism Crisis Committee to phase out close-contact wildlife encounters and entertainment practices in tourism to help build a more resilient and sustainable industry going forward…. writes environmental writer Louzel Lombard Steyn.  This as […]

Wildlife Thriving Off Simon’s Town During Lockdown

By SAPeople Contributor 19-05-20 13:41

Wildlife is thriving off Simon’s Town during lockdown and “life’s a beach for these locals”, according to the City of Cape Town, South Africa. This beautiful Southern Elephant Seal was photographed early yesterday morning, Monday 18 May 2020, at the Simon’s Town harbour by Dave Hurwitz.  The seal was first sighted yesterday, according to the City, […]

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WATCH Thousands of Dolphins Visit Hout Bay, South Africa

By Jenni Baxter 26-04-21 23:50

Cape Town, South Africa, has been buzzing this week with the arrival in Hout Bay of another super pod of dolphins. (In April, local residents under lockdown were entertained by thousands of dolphins swimming in the bay.) UPDATE: Super pod of dolphins swims into Hout Bay, South Africa on 23 April 2021. Cape Town resident […]

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