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Its thanks to YOU ...

Unread postby DinkyBird » Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:41 pm

... that the Ga-Rankuwa Junior Ranger Group were able to learn more about the environment and the importance of conservation!!

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Unread postby DinkyBird » Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:53 pm

Ga-Rankuwa Junior Rangers arrived in Golden Gates Highlands National Park on Monday 12th December and stayed until Thursday 15th.

Having never been in this particular park before, it was a very exciting and new place to explore. The rangers possessed an extraordinary passion for the environment and willingness to learn about the unique biome, geology, plants and animals.

Activities which were part taken in were several hikes exploring Cathedral Caves and Golden Gate's infamous Brandwag Buttress, canoeing and Basotho Cultural Village along with presentations and environmental games. Throughout the activities the rangers showed team work, enthusiasm and the Honorary Rangers showed amazing leadership and knowledge of the environment.

The rangers learnt many things right through the week about the environment but most importantly experienced nature first hand and also create new friendships.

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Unread postby DinkyBird » Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:53 pm

During the week it became evident of the importance that this program had, to not only the development of the rangers themselves, but also the future of the environment.

This trip could not have happened without the financial support from the Virtual Honorary Rangers co-ordinating the funds donated by SANParks forums members and members of the 4 x 4 Community Forum, a special thank you for all their support. Hopefully one day these Junior Rangers will be able to pass on their knowledge and sustain the future Junior Rangers thanks to programs like this one.

By - Alison Travill, GVI Intern, People & Conservation, Golden Gate Highlands National Park


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Unread postby DinkyBird » Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:15 pm

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Unread postby PetraJ » Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:41 am

Thanks for sharing DB, it sure looks like they had fun :thumbs_up:

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Unread postby DinkyBird » Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:42 am

Yes, it sure does PJ. And also very exciting is the investment in the future by nurturing a love for nature and our parks in these young people.
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Unread postby cheetah2111 » Fri Feb 03, 2012 6:02 pm

What an investment :clap: :clap:
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Unread postby Lesego » Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:59 am

Dear Janssen

Please convey my sincere appreciation to the NEC and affected parties for the assistance which the Virtual Honorary Rangers gave to the Jnr Rangers to enable them to attend an environmental programme at Golden Gate in December. The value of the contribution was just under R20 000 without which the children would not have been able to attend the programme. The Honorary Ranger contribution to assisting SANParks achieve its mandate is immensely appreciated. Thank you.

From Kevin Moore:
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Unread postby salamanda » Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:39 am

Thanks DB and Lesego. Looks as though they had a wonderful (and environmentally educational) time and brings back memories of times past. It is so great to see these children interacting with their environment in this way. Well done all who were involved.

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Unread postby wildflowergirl » Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:35 pm

This makes my heart glad to see this. :D
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