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Rhino poaching arrest updates

Rhino poaching arrest updates

Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife today  arrested two suspects at Nkangala area, which is two kilometers outside of Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park (HiP). The arrest follows a tip off received from the community members.

Rhino orphans get a second chance at a “wild” life

Rhino orphans get a second chance at a “wild” life

This World Wildlife Day, that calls on the world to “Listen to the Young Voices” of the next generation, let us also not forget the desperate calls of the many young rhino calves left orphaned by the brutal act of poaching. 

CANINE DISTEMPER VIRUS IN HLUHLUWE-IMFOLOZI PARK

CANINE DISTEMPER VIRUS IN HLUHLUWE-IMFOLOZI PARK

Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife (Ezemvelo) and the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) has to sadly announce that the Wild Dog pack in the north of Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park (commonly referred to as the Crossroads pack) has died due to suspected Canine Distemper Virus.

Vulture Count Day 2016

Vulture Count Day 2016

 The 3rd of September 2016 has been designated as International Vulture Awareness Day, which is also the day of our annual National Vulture Count. 

Registration of cites appendix I breeders and traders

Registration of cites appendix I breeders and traders

Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife would like to alert all affected parties that, in accordance with the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of flora and fauna (CITES), all Breeders of Appendix I animal species (Birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates) must register with the Provincial CITES management authority, namely Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife by the end of September 2016 in order to be able to continue trading with such species. 

Road Closures in the Drakensberg due to snow

Road Closures in the Drakensberg due to snow

 Travellers to the Midlands are warned of road closures due to inclement snowy and icy conditions, leading to road closures on the R714 between Underberg and Boston, and the R74 Oliviershoek Pass. Giants Castle has also been cut off currently. We apologise for any inconvenience in changes in bookings we have had to facilitate on your behalf.

Increase in Ezemvelo's Conservation Levy and Admission Tariffs

Internships at Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife

We invite students to apply for opportunities for internship and experiential learning...[Read More...]  [Application Form]

A Career at Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife

We invite students to apply for opportunities for internship and experiential learning.

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About our Internships:

 

Applicants must satisfy the following requirements:

  • An appropriate 3 years or above tertiary qualification, Degree/National Diploma relevant to the above-mentioned fields (Provide certified proof of obtained Qualification). Proof from your institution or college for learnership purposes must be provided.
  • An applicant must be unemployed and provide an affidavit of being unemployed signed by the Commissioner of Oaths.
  • Applicants should be between 18 to 30 years of age.
  • Applicants must be South African citizens.

Please note that the above requirements apply equally to learnerships and internships.

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[Scientific Services Internships - Read More...] 

the ''Share Your Vision Competition'' Internal Staff Only

Girls Gone Wild Competition

Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve wins the PMR Award

Singangisiza kanjani iSilo ekulweni nokubulawa kobhejane?

Breakthrough!

Ezemvelo Celebrates Amarula Festival

Avery Special Pilot

Didima Resort

Didima Resort

Didima Rock Art Centre Audio Visual is not functional and Mike pass 4X4 drive currently closed for public

Located in the Cathedral Peak valley of the uKhahlamba Drankensberg Park, a World Heritage Site....[More...]

Giant's Castle

Giant's Castle

Situated on a grassy plateaux on the ridge of a deep valley below the sheer face of the high Drakensberg...[More...]

Hluhluwe Hilltop Resort...

Hluhluwe Hilltop Resort...

The Multi award - winning Hilltop Resort is the oldest in the KZN and was extensively rebuilt and enlarged... [More...]

iMfolozi Mpila Resort

iMfolozi Mpila Resort

Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park lies in the heart of the Zulu Kingdom, where ancient trails lead through the thornveld...[More...]

Ithala Resort

Ithala Resort

A 3 hour drive from Johannesburg, along the historic route of the KZN’s legendary Battlefields, Ntshondwe is the pride of Ithala Game Reserve...[More...]

 

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KWAZULU NATAL PROJECTS FUNDED FROM THE €15.4 MILLION DUTCH AND SWEDISH POSTCODE LOTTERIES GRANT

KWAZULU NATAL PROJECTS FUNDED FROM THE €15.4 MILLION DUTCH AND SWEDISH POSTCODE LOTTERIES GRANT


Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife (Ezemvelo) has started implementing a suite of projects to the value of R26.8 million as part of the Rhino Protection Programme, funded by the Dutch and Swedish postcode lotteries grant to Peace Parks Foundation.

The following projects are now under way:

• Field rangers are being trained and the skills of existing staff have been enhanced;
• Detectives and prosecutors are undergoing wildlife crime scene training courses;
• Rangers are being supported with operational and tactical equipment such as night vision goggles;
• Secure communication networks are being established across the province’s rhino reserves;
• The use of technology in the form of surveillance cameras at strategic locations and the testing of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones); and
• Resources have been provided to strengthen the capacity of wildlife veterinary surgeons to treat the rhino that survive the brutal attacks by poachers and to take rhino orphans into care.

These projects are being implemented as part of an agreement signed between Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife and Peace Parks Foundation on 9 April 2014. The projects are enhancing the existing rhino management and protection activities by Ezemvelo.

Dr Bandile Mkhize, CEO of Ezemvelo, welcomed the rollout of the projects, saying: “Ezemvelo is determined to save the rhino for future generations to enjoy. We welcome the support to strengthen our efforts. Working with the local communities and other partners, we are combining efforts to ensure the rhino’s survival.”

Werner Myburgh, CEO of Peace Parks Foundation said: “We are very pleased to see the first projects from lotteries’ grant get off the ground. Since the funding was received in May, a number of project implementation agreements have been signed, research and other projects started. These projects are the first of more to come in other areas in our region to secure rhino populations”


Background
On 5 February 2014 the Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Minister Edna Molewa lauded the €15.4 million grant to combat wildlife crime by the Dutch and Swedish postcode lotteries to Peace Parks Foundation.

Since this announcement, the South African government and its public entities, South African National Parks and Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife, have been working closely with Peace Parks Foundation to plan detailed projects. The partners have also established the necessary governance structures under the auspices of the Department of Environmental Affairs that is overseeing the implementation of the multi-pronged Rhino Protection Programme to combat rhino poaching in South Africa, home to 83% of Africa’s wild rhino.

The programme includes the following measures to augment the protection of rhino populations:

• as part of managing the asset, implementing techniques to reduce the value of the horn of live rhino, upon conclusion of scientific research and trial projects;
• increasing the protection and security of rhino populations;
• supporting wildlife veterinary surgeons with the necessary resources to enable them to treat the rhino that survive the brutal attacks by poachers and to take rhino orphans into care;
• using technology such as night vision equipment, unmanned aerial vehicles and improved field communications to augment existing anti-poaching activities;
• implementing counter-trafficking actions;
• launching an extensive international communications campaign to address and stimulate the reduction in consumer demand; and
• Implementing community awareness projects. 


For media inquiries contact:

Musa Mntambo      
Communications Manager  
Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife    
Tel: +27 (0)33 845 1743    
Cell: +27 (0)83 284 9586     
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Irma Engelbrecht
Communications Manager
Peace Parks Foundation
Tel: +27 (0)21 880 5116
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