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Intolerance


Krugerpark News Information: As residents in a 'rural' area, we invariably need to protect our living space against 'invaders' that would otherwise threaten our health and property...

Insect biodiversity studied with enthusiasm


Krugerpark News Information: Nature documentary fans may be familiar with the photogenic 'leaf cutter' ants that chop down leaves to feed their fungus factories, but few would guess...

Impact Assessment for De Hoop Dam to be released


Krugerpark News Information: For five weeks following August 18, 2005 the public can review the draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the construction of the 80m high dam...

Grassland research surprises global warming scientists


Krugerpark News Information: A study on California's grasslands has shown that this particular ecosystem will not be able to help reduce the effects of global warming in the future...

Get ready to explore the Limpopo National Park


Krugerpark News Information: Three tourism products are now on the go in the Limpopo National Park bordering the Kruger National Park...

Explore natures wonders at the Phalaborwa Orchid Show


Krugerpark News Information: The Phalaborwa Orchid Show is being held on September 2-3, 2005. The event is open to the public from 09h00 on Friday until late afternoon...

Concern over gene transfer from GM crops


Krugerpark News Information: The debate over genetic modification (GM) has gathered extra fuel with the finding that herbicide resistance genes from a canola plant have passed into...

Canola plants float like a moth, sting like a scorpion


Krugerpark News Information: New transgenic canola (oilseed rape) plants have been created with genes extracted from scorpions and moths. Genes were taken from two insect species...

Beware the R40 speed traps and rude cops


Krugerpark News Information: A motorist travelling on the R40 between Nelspruit and Phalaborwa was shocked and disgusted when a traffic officer repeatedly swore at him, rudely...

ANCYL anti-hunting protest bought and paid for


Krugerpark News Information: The ANC Youth League (ANCYL) was paid to protest against hunting in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve (TPNR) in May this year. This is declared by...

A fond farewell to Johan


Krugerpark News Information: Johan Brits, started working in the park as an electrical contractor in 1986. In 1988 he was appointed as foreman in the northern part of the Park...

Yesterdays tales


Krugerpark News Information: I came across this interesting bit of trivia while browsing through a copy of African Wildlife, the regular magazine then of the Wild Life Protection...

Tsonga dancers entertain tourists


Krugerpark News Information: A traditional Tsonga dance group poses for tourists. The group, based in the town of Justicia bordering the Kruger National Park, performs the...

Tigers fall victim to land claim


Krugerpark News Information: In an unlikely repercussion of a land claim, two Bengal tigers will be relocated to Hoedspruit. The Bengal tigers had previously been kept at the...

Specks in the sky


Krugerpark News Information: The lowveld, with its clear skies (except during the winter inversions) is an ideal area for 'sky watching', assisted by a 'scope' or good pair of...

Potable water for the people in the park


Krugerpark News Information: The Kruger National Park (KNP) gets some of its drinking water from the six major rivers that flow through the park, namely the Crocodile, Sabie, Sand...

Plans for new Orpen gate proceed


Krugerpark News Information: Plans for the movement of the Orpen Gate from its present position to a new location several kilometres back along the tar road are proceeding slowly...

Phalaborwa learners join Eco-Schools programme


Krugerpark News Information: Primary and secondary schools in Namakgale outside Phalaborwa have become the latest learning institutions to venture into the Eco-Schools programme....

New Study Explores Patterns In Species Diversity And Genetic Diversity


Krugerpark News Information: A new study by Mark Vellend in the August 2005 issue of The American Naturalist provides a theoretical model showing that the two central measures of...

New planet discovered


Krugerpark News Information: A tenth planet has been discovered in the Kuiper Belt of orbiting matter that exists in outer space past the planet Neptune...

More trees equals more deserts


Krugerpark News Information: The United Kingdom's Forestry Research Programme has discovered that planting trees can decrease the amount of available surface water, helping...

Lion shot after killing man


Krugerpark News Information: A man was killed and eaten by two lions in the Kruger National Park (KNP) on Thursday July 28, 2005. Rangers shot the male lion in their efforts to...

Is There An Elephant overpopulation in Kruger


Krugerpark News Information: The Kruger National Park (KNP) does not have an elephant overpopulation and there is no need to cull at present. This was the majority opinion at the...

Hippo Sibling Rivalry


Krugerpark News Information: What looked like a rather severe case of hippo sibling rivalry was spotted on a recent trial of the forthcoming Olifants Backpacking Trail...

Fight against TB a worry in Africa


Krugerpark News Information: The United Nations target of halving the number of people infected with tuberculosis (TB) by 2015 can still be met, despite the fact that the number of...
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