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Media Release: Nominations For SANParks Kudu Awards 2010 now open!

Date: 11th March 2010

Nominations for the 6th Annual Kudu Awards, organised by the South African National Parks (SANParks), are now open. We encourage members of the public to nominate individuals, groups or companies they feel have made a significant contribution towards conservation in the categories available.

Nominations for the 6th Annual Kudu Awards, organised by the South African National Parks (SANParks), are now open. We encourage members of the public to nominate individuals, groups or companies they feel have made a significant contribution towards conservation in the categories available.

The awards are divided into four different categories. The first being the Corporate Contribution to Conservation Award – this category recognises organizations/companies/persons that have made significant contributions to conservation, whether through the awarding of land, funds, human resources or have entered into a business relationship with SANParks. This award compromises of sets of awards: Business Partner of the Year (an internal award), Individual Contribution, Corporate Contribution – Profit Making Institutions as well as Corporate Contribution – Non Profit Making Institution.

The second award category is the Environmental Media Contribution to Conservation – this award is presented to conservation/environmental journalists/media entities that have been considered to have conducted their reporting in a socially responsible manner and have also given extensive and balanced reporting on conservation related matters. The award consists of two sets of categories: Best Journalist (Across of All Media) and Best Publication/Programme/Website/Documentary.

The third category looks at the Community Contribution to Conservation – this award is given to an individual/group/project that has advanced the cause of sustainable conservation of our biodiversity and cultural heritage. There are also two sets of awards in this category: Community Contributor to Conservation and theHonorary Ranger of the Year (an internal award).

The last category is Environmental Education/Capacity Building Award – this award is given to an educator/group of educators who have contributed to educational programmes that further the conservation of our biodiversity and cultural heritage.

We hereby invite all members of the public to submit their nominations of individuals, groups or companies involved in conservation within the above categories for the Kudu Award by Friday, 30 April 2010.

The awards winners will be announced at the official Kudu Awards function in November.

For more information and nomination forms visit www.sanparks.org or contact Itshekeng Mokone on telephone (012) 426 5058/e-mail: itshekengm@sanparks.org or Reynold Thakhuli on (012) 426 5203 or email reyt@sanparks.org.

Issued by:
SANParks Corporate Communications

Media Enquiries:
Reynold Thakhuli: GM: PR, Media and Stakeholder Relations, SANParks, tel: (012) 426 5203, cell: 073 373 4999, email: reyt@sanparks.org

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