Conservation News and Articles

Latest Update:

The newest press release on the control area for FMD is attached below and indicates that the area enclosed by the R81 road, the R36 Road, N1 and the R524 Road has been declared a disease management area for FMD. No movement of cloven hoofed animals are allowed within, into or out of this area. Products from cloven hoofed animals may however be allowed within and out of this area with a permit issues by the local state veterinarian.

In accordance with sections 61 and 62 of the National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act (Act No. 10 of 2004) NEMBA, the Scientific Authority is required to advise the Minister of the Department of Environmental Affairs on the 2019 quota for leopard hunting trophies in South Africa, as well as the quota for lion bone exports for 2019.


Members of the public are invited to submit concise written scientific information or data on leopards for consideration by the Scientific Authority. Information must be submitted on or before 15 June 2019, to Ms Malepo Phoshoko at the following addresses:

Summary Report - North West Province Second Rhino Summit
Compiled by Lizanne (E.J.) Nel – Conservation Manager

SA Hunters was invited to participate in the second Rhino Summit for North West Province that was held in Pilansberg on 18-19 September 2019. It was attended by close to a 100 people from several organisations, communities and landowners to set the scene and reflect on the problems and the issues involved.

The first of 20 new counter-poaching dogs arrived at South Africa’s OR Tambo International Airport from Texas, USA in July this year. Destined for the Southern African Wildlife College (SAWC), these specially trained, free-running pack dogs have joined the highly motivated K9 Unit handlers and are being deployed in counter-poaching operations in the Greater Kruger area.