Elephant Crisis – South African National Parks Board Sold our Sovereign Rights – 1996

I got hold of a copy of the CONSERVATION TRIBUNE’s SPECIAL EDITION of 25 JUNE 1996. Here is a bit of history to give us perspective on the current overpopulated elephant situation in the Kruger National Park. South Africa Inks Controversial Deal with Animal Rights Activists Conservationists Stunned by Provisions of US$2.5 Million by Edward A. Wright …

Kruger Park’s Biological Diversity is in Serious Trouble!

Elephant Management in Kruger National Park (11) (The second – the current period – series) The period between 1994 and 2006 was a period of intense debate in South Africa. 1994 was the year the last elephant cull in Kruger took place, and from that year onwards the elephant population started to grow at an …

Kruger Park’s biological diversity is in serious trouble!

Elephant Management in Kruger National Park (10) (The second – the current period – series) After 1994, it became apparent that the 27-years long culling programme in Kruger National Park (1967-1994) – which had been designed and expected to halt the tremendous habitat damage caused by the park’s large number of elephants – had failed …