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27 February 2007First-hand experience in Kruger

The close proximity of the South African Wildlife College (SAWC) to the Kruger National Park (KNP) provides excellent opportunities for practical excursions for the students. It also allows for meetin

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29 January 2007Wild Africa

Bush Journal - From individuals who travel and dedicate their lives to Wild Africa...This year in September, South African National Parks (SANParks) celebrated the 75th anniversary of the proclamation

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22 January 2007Replica of Mapungubwe's golden rhino dazzles central Johannesburg

AS SCULPTOR Herman McDonald tried to capture 800 years of intricate detail for his replica of the Mapungubwe gold rhino, an armed guard scrutinised his every move.The original artifact, housed at the

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11 December 2006Kavango-Zambezi TFCA's MoU signed

The cornerstone for Africa's largest transfrontier conservation area (TFCA), the Kavango Zambezi TFCA was laid today with the signing of a memorandum of understanding by the five participating countri

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5 December 2006Hans Hoheisen research facility relaunched

Settling of provincial boundaries helps stimulate research facilityIt appears that the long-neglected Hans Hoheisen research facility near Open Gate to the Kruger National Park (KNP) will soon be able

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4 December 2006Adopt-a-Student

Peace parks are vital to the conservation of biodiversity in southern Africa. The preservation of our natural resources is crucial to the maintenance and growth of the region's tourism industry and as

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8 November 2006First aerial game count of the Usuthu-Tembe-Futi TFCA

South Africa and Mozambique joined forces between the 2nd and 5th of November in the first aerial game count of the Usuthu-Tembe-Futi Transfrontier Conservation Area (TFCA). The counts resulted from t

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26 October 2006Namibia and Angola join forces to create parks

NAMIBIA and Angola have moved towards the creation of a joint trans-border conservation area, reports The Namiblan, Windhoek.Angolan news agency Angop reports the Angolan cabinet council recently rati

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19 October 2006Mapungubwe tuskers grow

By KIM HELFRICHELEPHANT numbers in South Africa's most northerly national park Mapungubwe, while nowhere near the almost 13 000 in Kruger, are climbing steadily.This is ascribed to movement of the con

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4 October 2006Sable antelope back

The four sable antelope that were released in the Mapungubwe National Park in Limpopo at the beginning of June are adapting well, says Dr Hamish Currie of Back to Africa. The organisation imported 10

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