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Media Release: KNP Rangers get handy bird guide books

Date: 12th February 2009

The Kruger National Park’s (KNP) Acting Managing Executive Mr Abe Sibiya yesterday (Wednesday February 11, 2009) received 250 birding guide books for each field ranger in the Park from the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT).

Book hand-over
KNP acting Managing Executive
Mr Abe Sibiya (L) receives one of
the pocket field guides from EWT’s
Mr André Botha (R) while sponsor
Tinga Game Lodge’s Mr Anthony Marx
looks on

The Kruger National Park’s (KNP) Acting Managing Executive Mr Abe Sibiya yesterday (Wednesday February 11, 2009) received 250 birding guide books for each field ranger in the Park from the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT).

“This is an example of a partnership that works as it has resulted in these guide books that are very user friendly and practical,” he said.

The books, which are waterproof and are designed to fit in the top pockets of KNP rangers’ uniforms, identify key bird species found in the KNP.

Manager of EWT’s Birds of Prey Working Group, Mr André Botha thanked those people involved with the book, including the sponsors Tinga Game Lodge.

“We believe that this book will really make a contribution to conservation and, as this is the first impression, we can improve it as time passes,” he said.

All KNP’s field rangers will receive one of these books, which are also designed to be used with the ranger’s Cybertracker equipment.

The KNP is divided into 22 ranger sections, each with a section ranger and an average of 10 field rangers. There are also four regions (Nxanatseni North, Nxanatseni South, Nkayeni and Marula), each of which with a regional ranger.

Issued by:
Raymond Travers, Media Relations Practitioner, Kruger National Park. Contact: Tel: (013) 735 4116, cell: 082 908 2677 or email: raymondt@sanparks.org

Enquiries:
William Mabasa, HOD: Public Relations and Communication, Kruger National Park. Contact: Tel: (013) 735 4363, cell: 082 807 3919 or email: williamm@sanparks.org

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