Thank you for making us aware of this problem. I don't know what happened to your e-mails, but I certainly did not receive them. Apologies for that!
We really appreciate all the support we are receiving to help fund the counter poaching activities in all our parks! Without the huge support by the public and the business community the poaching situation would have been far worse. We have been able to put critically important systems, training and equipment in place which are making a huge difference.
The SHR is a volunteer organisation. Because of this we are in the unique position to be able to do our work without taking a sent of donated money to run our administration. We are run by volunteers giving freely of their time, equipment and skills to the cause. It does bring the challenge that we are not in a position to expect of paid staff to run systems like a monthly report back. We have to depend on volunteers to do this when they can.
Having said that, it is certainly important to do this and I will ensure that we jack it up.
Can I ask you to subscribe to our newsletter here: http://www.sanparksvolunteers.org/newsletter/latest
This will be the best medium to get regular updates.
You can also have a look here: http://www.sanparksvolunteers.org/donations
Can I mention that one of the aspects you supported last year with your donations is almost a million rand worth of training in man tracking and counter insurgency tactics we provided to the rangers in Kruger. Thank you for that!
You are most welcome to contact me for more information.
Deputy Chairperson SANParks Honorary Rangers