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The front line staff of the prestigious 5 star Cape Grace, situated on a private quay at the V & A Waterfront attended a training course on Table Mountain National Park and its environs hosted by iKapa Honorary Rangers.
Booking opened on Wednesday 18th June for the 2009 West Rand Honorary Rangers birding weekend and by Thursday 19th June it was 90% full. Thankfully most guests provided four camp choices - Punda Maria, Crocodile Bridge and Lower Sabie could have been filled four times over! We now have 660 guests accommodated in nineteen camps over two weekends.
From January 1 to December 31 last year, the Honorary Ranger’s (HR) corps contributed more than R12 million to the coffers of SANParks. This is 11 percent more than 2006. About R4 million is made up of ‘indirect’ costs that are incurred when HRs stay in the parks while performing duties or working on projects. Janssen Davies, chairman of the HR, also highlighted other milestones for the year in his report presented at the annual general meeting (AGM) which was held at Berg-en-Dal in the Kruger National Park (KNP) on May 24, 2008.
Attention all birders! Booking opens on 18 June 2008 for the ever popular Kruger Park Birding Weekend which will be hosted by West Rand Honorary Rangers at the end of January / beginning February 2009.
During late May 2008, the Honorary Ranger's National Project team for Public Environmental Awareness Program (PEAP), together with People and Conservation at Skukuza combined forces. They held a joint display at the Mkhuhlu Plaza near Hazyview in Mpumalanga.
The Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park boasts yet another sought after adventure experience. At Indaba in Durban earlier this month Transfrontier Parks Destinations announced the introduction of their Rio Elefantes Canoeing Trail in Mozambique’s Parque Nacional do Limpopo and posed the question “where else in Southern Africa can you paddle a major river between its confluences with two other major rivers"?
The mild winters the Southern Coast experiences, makes Wilderness National Park a very appealing all year round destination. The whale season kicked-off early this year with many sightings of whales, seals and dolphins on the Wilderness Coast.
The West Rand Honorary Rangers are proud to present their inaugral Beginner's Birding Course in Kruger National Park in October 2008. The event will be run along similar lines to the region's very successful Kruger Birding Weekend, which is held in January each year, and sponsored by SASOL.
The Boland Honorary Rangers (HRs) adopted the little-known Tankwa-Karoo National Park early in 2007. The park is found in one of the most starkly beautiful areas in South Africa. To get there you take the road which winds from Ceres in a north-westerly direction to Calvinia...
With fresh faces and new uniforms, the 2008 intake of 18 Conservation Diploma Students joined the ranks of SANParks staff in January this year. Each year the Kruger National Park (KNP) hosts conservation diploma students from various learning institutions around the country for a year of “experiential training”.
The Endangered Wild Life Trust's 'Birds of Prey Working Group' (EWT-BoPWG) recently launched a Lowveld/Kruger National Park (KNP) Large Bird Project. To support this project, the group are looking at working with SANParks to provide training to Field Rangers on the identification and monitoring of some of the key large bird species in the Kruger National Park.
The beautiful Kruger landscape is home to an amazing array of fauna, flora, and, on occasion, cricketers! The cricket oval near Skukuza is a hidden gem, carefully maintained in amidst the Kruger bushveld. The players? An assorted bunch of Scientists, Rangers, Field Guides and community members from Skukuza, the Northern Region and the SANParks online forum, who will be playing cricket to raise funds for SANParks!
On Friday 15 February the Honorary Rangers National Executive Committee met in one of South Africa’s most spectacular parks, the Golden Gate Highlands National Park. The Chairpersons from the various regions met there on Saturday 16 February.
Congratulations are due to all the staff from both Conservation and Scientific Services who received acknowledgement for their long service to SANParks in the Kruger National Park. The combined long service award ceremony was held on Friday 8 February 2008 at the Skukuza Golf Club in the Kruger National Park.
Water is a limited resource that people all around the world have to share. Discussions around this complex issue were the subject of a workshop entitled “Dynamics of Institutions in Water Resource Management” which was held from the 9th to 11th January 2008 at the Center for the Study of Institutional Diversity (CSID) at Arizona State University, USA.
The Sycamore Fig (Ficus sycomorus) is a tall, distinctive tree with a yellowish bark and fluted stem that we see growing along the rivers in the Kruger National Park. This spectacular tree is home to a host of insects, reptiles, rodents and birds – many of which we will never see. The feast of figs it produces all year round is a source of food for all the savanna inhabitants from monkeys in the branches to impala and warthog eating the fallen fruit on the ground. But how many of us are aware of the intricate web of life surrounding these figs that hang so abundantly from the branches of the tree?
How water moves through the landscape affects both the vegetation and the animals living there. Water in the environment is very diverse and we often just think of flowing rivers and streams, but there is more to this dynamic than meets the eye.
The Honorary Rangers of the Addo Elephant National Park are organising their 3rd annual golf day on 6 June 2008 at Humewood Golf Club in Port Elizabeth. All funds raised will assist towards the further improvement of facilities and conservation support work at the Addo Elephant National Park, the prime tourism destination in the Eastern Cape.
Based on the success of their inaugral birding weekend last year, the Karoo Honorary Rangers have decided that the birding weekend will become an annual event, with the support of Karoo National Park management. They are excited to announce that their next birding weekend will take place from the 18th to the 20th April 2008.