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South Africa: South African Parks and Reserves Face a Renewed Struggle for Survival

[Daily Maverick] Game reserves and national parks remain open under alert Level 3, albeit with limited services and scars from financial losses brought on by the lockdown. The tourism industry continues to take a knock from ongoing restrictions, with game parks, a massive drawcard for international travellers, doing their best to survive on revenues from local holidaymakers. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: A Safari Into the Social History of the Kruger National Park

[Daily Maverick] Most conservation books set in Africa are written by white authors and often (unintentionally) for a white audience. Jacob Dlamini uses the park as a microcosm of South Africa's wider history in the 20th century. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Tigers Rescued in Germany Begin New Life in SA

[News24Wire] Two big cats rescued from Germany have arrived in South Africa to start a new life. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: New Kruger Park Concession Conditions Are Causing Jitters

[Daily Maverick] The Kruger National Park private concessions granted almost two decades ago are coming up for renewal, and the existing lodge owners are as skittish as duiker at a waterhole. The concessions have been a rare example of successful public-private partnerships. But some existing owners worry that the new regulations for the second round of concessions will be much more onerous. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: SANparks Employees Plan to Embark On Nationwide Strike

[News24Wire] SANParks employees are planning a nationwide strike, including at the world-famous Kruger National Park, over unresolved wage disputes and unanswered complaints to management. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Top International Biologists and Planners Call for an End to Elephants in Captivity

[Daily Maverick] An international conference of elephant experts has condemned the capture and confinement of elephants and has called on zoos to release and reintegrate them into the wild or relocate them to sanctuaries where they can live a more normal life. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Man Sentenced to 35 Years for Terrorising Visitors At Tshwane Nature Reserve

[News24Wire] A man who terrorised Groenkloof Nature Reserve visitors by assaulting and robbing them of their belongings was convicted and sentenced to 35 years in prison by the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Thursday. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Joburg Zoo Threatens to Sue Animal Rights Group Over 'Distressed' Elephants Video

[News24Wire] The Johannesburg Zoo finds itself embroiled in another legal controversy after three elephants were caught on video in seeming distress on Elephant Day, according to animal experts. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Poachers in Court for Over R3.9 Million Worth of Abalone

[SAPS] Zhengiang WU (32) and David Jonas (20) appeared at Hermanus Magistrates court last week Thursday facing a charge of operating an illicit abalone drying facility. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Plunder in the Wild - We Need to Scale Up On Pangolin Protection

[Daily Maverick] Pangolin numbers are dwindling at alarming rates - in South Africa and across the globe - and the future appears bleak for these small, relatively unknown creatures. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Duke the Doggie Detective Found Safe After Skirmish With Poachers

[News24Wire] The SA National Parks (SANParks) is relieved that one of its star tracker dogs was found after disappearing during an armed skirmish with poachers he had sniffed out in the Kruger National Park. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Let's Stop Attacking Each Other Over Game Farming and Hunting

[Daily Maverick] You may not like trophy hunting but do not try to kill the industry. The alternatives are far worse and the consequences far-reaching. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: 750 Acres Set Aside for Conservation of Endangered Mountain Bongo

[Capital FM] Nairobi -The Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife will set aside over 750 acres of land within Mount Kenya forest for the conservation of the critically endangered Mountain Bongo. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Kruger Park Guides to Appear in Court After Rhino Horns Disappear From Carcass

[News24Wire] Two Kruger National Park staff members are expected back in the Skukuza Magistrate's Court in August in connection with the theft of rhino horns. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Field Ranger Killed in Musth Elephant Attack At Madikwe Game Reserve

[News24Wire] A field ranger at Leopard Rock Lodge in the North West was killed when an elephant attacked him on Friday. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Balule Game Reserve, Transnet Meet to Discuss Animals Killed By Trains After Death of Elephant Bull

[News24Wire] The Balule Private Game Reserve in Limpopo and Transnet Freight Rail have resolved to meet to find a way to reduce the number of animals killed by a Transnet train which passes through the reserve. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Sanparks Welcomes 33-Year Sentence for Rhino Poacher

[News24Wire] South African National Parks (SANParks) on Monday welcomed the sentencing of a rhino poacher to 33 years in prison for rhino poaching and related offences. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Two Die in Kruger National Park Accident

[] Police at the Kruger National Park are investigating circumstances around a vehicle accident that led to the death of two visitors on Thursday. (AllAfrica)

Chad:Black Rhino Making a Comeback in Chad Thanks to Relocation From SA

[News24Wire] The black rhino may be making a comeback in Chad after nearly 50 years, thanks to a relocation programme involving South African rhino. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Zimparks Begins Jumbo Translocations

[The Herald] The relocation of 100 elephants from the Save Valley Conservancy to Rifa Safari area in Hurungwe has begun with eight of the wild animals being released in the Zambezi Valley, recently. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Kruger Park Guard Arrested On Suspicion of Poaching

[News24Wire] A guard who works at Kruger National Park was arrested for poaching, the SA National Parks said on Tuesday. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:KWS On the Spot, Again, Over Killing of Hippo At Lake Naivasha

[Nation] The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) is, once again, on the spot after its officers shot and killed a hippo that killed a tourist from Taiwan at Lake Naivasha last weekend. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Hippo Shot Dead Hours After Attacking Tourist

[Nairobi News] The Kenya Wildlife Service on Monday shot and killed the hippo that mauled a Taiwanese tourist at the Lake Naivasha. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Taiwanese Tourist Dies After Hippo Attack in Nakuru

[Nation] A Taiwanese tourist was on Saturday evening attacked and killed by hippo on the shores of Lake Naivasha in Nakuru County. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Botched Tsavo Translocation Claims Eleventh Rhino

[Capital FM] Nairobi -The last surviving black rhino of the 11 translocated to the Tsavo East National Park in June has died, conservationists confirmed Monday. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Last Black Rhino Moved to Tsavo Park Dies

[Nation] The last of the 11 black rhinos translocated to a newly established sanctuary at the Tsavo National Park has died. It is believed to have died from injuries after it was attacked by a lion about a fortnight ago. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:I'll Not Resign Over Rhino Deaths, Najib Balala Tells His Critics

[Nation] "I will not resign and those calling for my resignation can go to hell!" (AllAfrica)

Egypt:A Case of Donkeys Earning Their Stripes? - Photos of 'Fake Zebras' Go Viral

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Cairo's International Garden municipal park has faced criticism after photographs of one of its zebra exhibits went viral, Snopes reports. Egyptian student Mahmoud Sarhan shared the images on social media, claiming that the zoo was trying to pass off donkeys painted with stripes as zebras. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Two Suspected Poachers Killed in Loskop Nature Reserve Shootout

[News24Wire] Two suspected poachers have been killed and a policeman wounded at the Loskop Dam Nature Reserve in Mpumalanga at the weekend. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Driving Nails Into the Coffin of Safari Club International

[Daily Maverick] Trophy hunting is not about science, rights or traditions, or about personal choices. It is about right and wrong, good and evil. The self-evident truth is that killing for pleasure and profit is morally wrong. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Outrage After Kruger Lion Baited and Shot By Trophy Hunter in Neighbouring Reserve

[Daily Maverick] An American is believed to have paid R1-million to bring down a Kruger Park lion from a pride beloved of tourists. (AllAfrica)

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