SANParks concerned about increase in graffiti on Table Mountain

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South African National Parks (SANParks) authorities say they are concerned about the increase in graffiti in the Table Mountain National Park.

Park management has asked visitors to refrain from crafting graffiti images in the park.

SANParks’ Reynold Thakhuli says, “This kind of behavior is in contravention with the Environmental Management Act in Protected Areas. Graffiti is not allowed and is prohibited at any National Parks and if a person is caught doing so will be fined. We urge the members of the public to report this act and contact our Emergency number at  086 110 6417 or please send us an email at Table.Mountain@sanparks.org.”

SANParks arrest suspected poachers in Kruger National

South African National Parks (SANParks)  rangers arrested seven suspects in an anti-poaching campaign in the Kruger National Park in early January.

The first group of three suspected poachers were arrested in the Skukuza area of the park.

Four more suspects were arrested less than a week later in different areas of the park.

SANParks’ spokesperson, Isaac Phaahla, says the rangers recovered heavy calibre hunting rifles, ammunition and poaching equipment.

Phaahla says the suspects have been handed over to the police to face poaching charges.