After careful consideration we have decided to try and raise funds for a new webcam. The SANParks site is a tremendous source of information and fun. The cams is one of the biggest attractions to the site and both SANParks and the forum members will benefit from trying to raise the funds for the new webcam.
Seeing as this is the new year and knowing how the forumites really come together for such occasions, we thought it well to try and raise some funds for the "Nossob Cam" which will be situated in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
, whiles enjoying the fun and excitement of the cricket weekend
This cam will bring "new" animals to the forum not seen on the Kruger National Park Cams, such as the Gemsbok, Springbok and Suricate.
The amount we will try to raise for this new cam will be R20 000, and it will be well worth it.
The proposed Nossob Cam lies in the dramatic beauty of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier park is the stunning backdrop to herds of gemsbok, springbok, eland and Blue wildebeest, and huge black-maned lions, leopard, hyaena, cheetah, and many raptors...The red sand dunes, sparse vegetation and the dry riverbeds of the Nossob and Auob show antelope and predator species off to spectacular advantage and provide excellent sighting opportunities.
The camera will overlook the Nossob Camp waterhole, thus negating any serious environmental intrusion from a cam. As the area is so dry, the waterhole is a focal point for the area’s wildlife. It is believed that positioning a web cam here will be very rewarding and give people insight into an alternative South African habitat to Kruger’s bushveld.
While we know it's the new year (meaning still recovering from Decembers spending), we would like plead with the forum members to look deep into their hearts and pockets for any contribution you can make to the "Nossob Webcam" . As always, donations are voluntary and you can remain anonymous if you wish so. Donations
only needs to be made after the cricket weekend
( ...unless you want to make donations in the interim as well
This is the 1st fund raising for the year, and we want so show everyone that the forum is not just a place to chat but also a very important voluntary resource for wildlife conservation and fund raisings.
Having said all that ... I would like to open the donations by pledging 20c for each run scored during the cricket weekend with a minimum contribution of R200,00.
So having said all this and making a pledge, I urge anybody out there to make your pledge towards the "Nossob Webcam".
Any businesses who would like to get involved in this initiative, to raise funds to provide these important virtual windows into our Parks, are also more then welcome to donate. If you would like to have more information you are more then welcome to e-mail Dianne Tipping-Woods on firstname.lastname@example.org
For Donations .. Click on the link: Nossob WebCam Donations
Also see these topics:
Cricket in Skukuza : 24 Feb 2007 : KNP vs KTP vs Forum
Cricket Pre Match Meet - Skukuza 23 Feb
Cricket Weekend - How is cricket played?
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