Suspected poachers arrested at Klasirie

News: 20 May 2016 By Lucky Rapitsi

HOEDSPRUIT - On May 10, three suspects were caught and arrested for being in possession of rhino horn, a fire arm and ammunition at Klaserie Private Nature Reserve (KPNR). On hearing shots within the reserve, Colin Rowles, Warden of KPNR, reacted immediately and began tracking the poachers. The mission was a great success: Colin and his team not only arrested the suspects, but also recovered the horns and more ammunition

Boy rescued from the jaws of a leopard

News: 20 May 2016

HOEDSPRUIT – Kellan Denny has to be the luckiest little boy around! To be taken down by a big male leopard, dragged 30 meters into the bush and live to tell the story is just incredible. Kellen who is only 6 years old, was attacked by a Leopard in broad daylight, around midday on Tuesday, April 26 at Ntsiri Nature Reserve in the Umbabat some 50km outside of Hoedspruit.

The first rhino down at Tshukudu

News: 20 May 2016

HOEDSPRUIT - Tshukudu is a privately owned property that has been the pride and joy of the Sussens family for 36 years. We have always done our own Anti-Poaching throughout the years and it has proven to be very successful until recently. On Monday May 2, we experienced what so many other people have had to go through, our first poached rhino

Groot skade voorkom

News: 08 April 2016

HOEDSPRUIT -  Pieter Papsdorf, voorsitter van die Hoedspruit Dorpswag het die volgende instansies bedank vir die vinnige en effektiewe optrede Saterdagnag 2 April 2016 nadat ‘n brand in een van die bekende gastehuise in Hoedspruit uitgebreek het. Hy het gesê dat die vinnige optrede erge skade verhoed het. Alarm was om 22:49 gemaak en die laaste opruiming was 1 uur voltooi. 

Leopard hunting banned for this year

News: 08 April 2016 By Kerstin Nyberg Peart

 

COUNTRYWIDE - The hunting of leopards has been contentious for some time, as there is a lack of reliable information about their numbers. In the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species for 2015, leopards are classified as “Near threatened”, but with the addendum that although they are locally common in parts of Africa, they are declining in large parts of their range. This decline is due to habitat loss and fragmentation, and hunting for trade and pest control, and significant enough that the species could soon qualify for Vulnerable.

Our Olifants

News: 08 April 2016 By Lucky Rapitsi

HOEDSPRUIT- iNyoka Gallery is an artists’ co-operative, featuring the work of artists and photographers who live in and around the town of Hoedspruit. The gallery provides a base for local artists and photographers where they can display and sell their work. 

Eight Mpumalanga traffic officers arrested for corruption

News: 08 April 2016

MPUMALANGA - Kruger Lowveld Tourism has announced that eight Mpumalanga traffic officers from Bushbuckridge, Sabie, Nelspruit, Mbombela and surrounds have been arrested for corruption.

  ‘These are some of the traffic officers who have been targeting our local communities and our tourists and we are pleased that action is being taken against them,’ said Lisa Sheard of KLT. ‘We have no doubt that the pressure put on authorities via our Roadside Anti-Corruption Initiative is bearing fruit.  Keep up the good work and keep reporting these incidents!’

 

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