Some Comments On The Management Of Elephants And Related Management Issues In The Kruger National Park

By Dr Solomon Joubert INTRODUCTION In the past few years the control of elephant numbers by means of culling as a valid option in the management of their populations was vigorously debated. Culling was strongly opposed by anti-culling parties. Ethical considerations and scientific accountability featured prominently in the debate. The debate on the management, or …

Kruger National Park Elephant Population

Current situation and management considerations Introduction As early as 1931 the then recently constituted National Parks Board considered the possibility that the animals of the Kruger National Park, relieved of the persecutions suffered during most of the previous century, could at some stage reach numbers that could exceed the carrying capacity of the Park. It …

Elephant Management Issues

SCJ Joubert, 30 October 2018 INTRODUCTION Since 2010 this is my fourth submission to Skukuza on the topic of elephant management. For the first three no response was received. They were also submitted for consideration in the revision of the Kruger National Park Management Plan and, in particular, also the Elephant Management Plan. There is …

Elephant Breeding Herd Analyses – Kruger National Park

by Salomon Joubert, September 2015 Introduction and background Two years ago my wife engaged in a discussion with a group of tourists at the Babalala Picnic spot. All concerned were passionate Kruger Park fans, the ‘other’ party being ex-SANParks Honorary Rangers. Of course, the topics ranged around the excitements of the Park and shared experiences. …