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 Post subject: Cross Border Counter Poaching Support
Unread postPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 11:47 pm 
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The Virtual Region of the SANParks Honorary Rangers is proud to announce that we will be making a R 5000 donation in support of cross border counter poaching activities.

Read about it: Cross Border Counter Poaching Support

Thank you to all Forumites who have helped to make this possible by supporting our fundraising activities!
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 Post subject: Re: Cross Border Counter Poaching Support
Unread postPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 1:22 pm 
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We need your support!

Please donate to the counter poaching effort!

You can either make a direct payment in to the Virtual Region of the Honorary Rangers' account OR use our GivenGain payment system.

Bank account details:

SANParks Honorary Rangers: Virtual Region.
Nedbank
Clearwater Mall Branch
Branch code: 182505
Account number: 2825028592
Savings account

FNB has a universal branch code for Nedbank which is 187505.

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 Post subject: Re: Cross Border Counter Poaching Support
Unread postPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 1:24 pm 
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This will enable the Limpopo National Park to once again use this boat to prevent poaching activities, and will contribute significantly in the war against rhino poaching.


Thank you, 'mites ! :gflower:

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 Post subject: Re: Cross Border Counter Poaching Support
Unread postPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 2:45 pm 
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Our rhinos need all the help that they can get.

Please help to save them mites :thumbs_up:

Thank you for your geneosity :clap:


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 Post subject: Re: Cross Border Counter Poaching Support
Unread postPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 12:11 am 
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This is what is possible through donations received from members of this forum :gflower:

The Honorary Rangers of the Virtual region have a few categories of projects that you the forum have voted on that we support, anti poaching is one of the important areas of focus.

Sharing the border with two neighbouring countries creates a few problems in the fight against poaching for the rangers in Kruger. Poachers would simply slip over the border and they can not follow them legally. The Olifants Gorge is just one such area, but with a difference, Kruger National Park and Limpopo National Park in Mozambique are working together to stop this.

The Conservation Services unit of the SANParks Honorary Rangers donated two patrol boats to SANParks to patrol this area and in 2008 Kruger National Park lent Limpopo National Park one of these units to help in patrolling their side. The Olifants Gorge is an area where illegal fisherman enter the park to fish but his is not the main concern, these fishermen also transport poachers in and out of the Houtboschrand area do do their cowardly deeds and slaughter our rhino.

Due to budget restraints the boat lay idle on the Mozambique side and the route became open to poachers once again. Virtual Region of the SANParks Honorary Rangers hope that with this donation of R 5,000 we can help in getting the active patrolling back on track and that other regions and companies would follow suit and donate to keep this essential service running at peak performance.

If any one works for or has a relative / friend at one of the petroleum companies I would love to have a pm offering support :hmz:

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