SANParks Honorary Rangers
World Rhino Day: United Against Poaching
On World Rhino day, 22 September 2013, the SANParks Honorary Rangers stand united with the heroes of the rhino war who are fighting to protect the rhino population in our national parks. The rangers and counter poaching teams of the South African National Parks are looking after the majority of the world’s rhino population in parks such as Kruger National Park.
The SANParks Honorary Rangers is the official volunteer organisation of SANParks and is dedicated to provide the necessary support the rangers need to be able to do their crucial work. The rangers face dangerous and challenging situations on a daily basis and need the support of the people of South Africa and the world. The Honorary Rangers is the ideal channel through which the public and business community can become involved. We can guarantee that support raised will be channelled in the most effective way to make a real difference there where it will have the greatest impact, because we do not take a cent for administration and because we work directly with the counter poaching command.
While poaching numbers continue climbing and remain a cause of extreme concern, we believe that the necessary ground work is being done to ensure that the tide will turn. We are involved in actions to train and equip our rangers and to provide specialised security systems to look after our rhino. More needs to be done and more resources are needed to help achieve success.
The most effective weapon we have in our fight against these brutal criminals is the passion and dedication of the people of this great country. Let’s unite behind our rangers! United we will ensure that our rhino population is protected and remains a valuable asset and part of our children’s heritage.
To support counter poaching in our national parks visit www.sanparksvolunteers.org
Anyone interested or needing more info can also contact any of the SANParks VHRs -