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 Post subject: Fund raising activities for anti-poaching
Unread postPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:44 am 
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Hi Forumites,

As you are all aware the terrible parasitic activity of poaching our countries rhino is getting somewhat out of hand :sniper: and I would like to do something about it.

Can any mods help me with some info on who to contact in regards to ensuring money raised from fund raising events be channeled into the right places to be used in the fight against poaching.


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 Post subject: Re: Fund raising activities for anti-poaching
Unread postPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:00 am 
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Hi Rob

There is only one avenue for you to donate/work through to raise funds that we will recommend to you on these forums, and this is via the Honorary Rangers. Please read here:- link. You can also PM Imberbe (or myself) for assistance.

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 Post subject: Re: Fund raising activities for anti-poaching
Unread postPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:06 am 
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I made an edit to the link in the post above to a topic with the up to date info.

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 Post subject: Which Anti Poaching Fund to support?
Unread postPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 6:39 am 
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Just a question on which Anti Poaching Fund you would recommend supporting please.

I ran the Kruger Marathon in August and raised some money for Anti-Poaching.

I have already given some to the SAB-Boucher initiative but still have additional funds to give towards this cause when I am back in SA and Kruger next month.

Any thoughts or advice appreciated. I would like it to go somewhere where it can make a difference.

Many thanks,
Iedman.


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 Post subject: Re: Which Anti Poaching Fund to support?
Unread postPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 6:54 am 
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Well done! I will have seen you run past me......standing with my rifle near Lake Panic.

While most do a good job, there is only one that gives absolutely every cent donated to the cause and takes nothing at all for admin etc......and that is the SANParks Honorary Ranger fund.

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 Post subject: Re: Which Anti Poaching Fund to support?
Unread postPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 9:21 am 
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Many thanks for the response ecojunkie,

This is a great help. I have sent you a PM.

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 Post subject: Re: Which Anti Poaching Fund to support?
Unread postPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 10:29 am 
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do the products for anti rhino poaching bought in Kruger park shops go to the SANParks Honorary Ranger fund?

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 Post subject: Re: Which Anti Poaching Fund to support?
Unread postPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 11:28 am 
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I have asked Lesego to respond here just to confirm Reg. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Which Anti Poaching Fund to support?
Unread postPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 11:34 am 
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Hi Iedman, all

The SANParks Honorary Rangers are are the SANParks preferred channel through which public support and donations are managed. As Ecojunkie said, all funds raised by the SHRs (SANParks Honorary Rangers) go to anti poaching (or whichever project they are specifically raised for). SHRs are volunteers who fund their own costs, so nothing is taken off from your donation for admin costs etc. We are a registered public benefit and non-profit organisation. During 2012 we contributed 44 million rand worth of support to SANParks.

Ecojunkie has had to rush off to a bush camp, so if you need info urgently please PM me.

Reg, if it is a SHR fund raiser, then there will be an official SHR logo on it, which is the SANParks Kuku Kop and the wording SANParks Honorary Ranger underneath. There are collection tins in the shops that are run by the SHRs. These do collect a very good and useful amount of money for anti poaching.

Presently the SHRs have undertaken to support SANParks on massive anti poaching projects, particularly in Kruger National Park and they do require a lot of support to meet this commitment. The SHRs have worked closely with Gen Jooste and SANParks in identifying what is needed to step up the poaching war.

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 Post subject: Re: Which Anti Poaching Fund to support?
Unread postPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 12:20 pm 
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thank you Dalene
will keep an eye open for the tins you mentioned and the wording on the products
Reg

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 Post subject: Re: Which Anti Poaching Fund to support?
Unread postPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 4:23 pm 
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Taken off the SANParks Honorary Rangers Facebook page (too large to screen snip)

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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 - link to VHRs

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 Post subject: Re: Which Anti Poaching Fund to support?
Unread postPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 4:30 pm 
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The SANParks Honorary Rangers currently have two products which are being sold in "The Parks Shop" in our national parks. The first is a cloth carry bag for your shopping etc. and the second is a ceramic mug with a "bar coded" rhino on. Both are clearly identified.

Other items sold with rhino brands on are not ours and the returns will not necessarily go towards counter poaching in our national parks.


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