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Media Release: Last chance to enter into the 2010 Kudu Award

Date: 6th August 2010

South African National Parks (SANParks) has extended the deadline for entries into the 6th Annual Kudu Awards, to Monday, 16 August 2010.

South African National Parks (SANParks) has extended the deadline for entries into the 6th Annual Kudu Awards, to Monday, 16 August 2010. With the Soccer World Cup having dominated attention in June and July, SANParks has decided to provide these extra days for anyone still wishing to enter the 2010 Kudu Awards.

The awards are divided into four different categories. The first being the Corporate Contribution to Conservation Award – this category recognies 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 the Honorary 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.

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/email: reyt@sanparks.org

Issued by:
SANParks Corporate Communications

Media Enquiries:
Reynold “Rey” Thakhuli – GM: PR, Media & Stakeholder Relations, tel: (012) 426 5203, cell: 073 373 4999, e-mail: reyt@sanparks.org

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