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Unread postby ecojunkie » Sat Apr 26, 2008 1:48 pm

We have had further feedback of approval from SANparks folk - obviously there are many details to sort out later, but we have the assurance that everyone is positive about the project!

While I will collate suggestions regularly, the final list won't be drawn up until after the long weekend to allow everyone time to look at it and contribute if they want to.
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Unread postby Caracal » Sat Apr 26, 2008 8:18 pm

I think this whole video story is really a good idea...but I think extreme care has to be taken when producing it.. If there is something I hate when I get to a holiday destination is being told what I cannot or may not do before I have even had a chance to see what I am allowed to do !!!!
I think a far better approach is to highlight the experience of being in a park and then tackle the ways and means of preserving this experience. Am I making sense here ????. Using footage of 'actual offenders" lends itself to all sorts of problems. I think a more over exaggerated , enacted, or even a humorous approach of what not to do would be better.....

Just my thoughts ....

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Unread postby ecojunkie » Sat Apr 26, 2008 8:27 pm

I tend to agree with you - the safety video shown on Virgin Atlantic flights is a good example. That is why it is vital to plan carefully first what we want/need to include, then work out how best to put it across. And this forum with international input will help to iron out any cross-cultural glitches too.

I think we will have input from Kruger folk too when it comes to putting the whole thing together, and they have experience with this type of thing. Let's see what forum input we have over the next week and then plan further. With the short SA working week coming up and the long weekend many folk may not contribute until Monday or Tuesday week..... and as I said earlier it is important to give everyone a chance.
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Unread postby restio » Sat Apr 26, 2008 9:34 pm

Great initiative, EJ! :clap:

I agree strongly with Michele. If it's too preachy, it'll put people off. Rather focus on the positive - this is what you can do (and if you do these other things, you'll ruin the experience for everyone).

Also, a video loop like this will be half-watched for a brief time by lots of people. If it shows too much unacceptable behaviour, it may confuse people. "I thought it was OK to get out of the car and walk around - there was a video of people doing that..." :lol:

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Unread postby saraf » Sat Apr 26, 2008 9:43 pm

Great idea. If you can find an easy (read cheap) way for international 'mites to help with funding I'll help out.

I think you ought to intersperse the video with shots on how to behave as well as how not to. Some "happy" shots will uplift and perhaps reinforce the message.

And how about trying to get some stills printed and left in bungalows. I know the tent we had in Tamboti had an information folder there, a perfect way to remind people of the rules when they are in a less stressed environment. I know I find checking in at the gate and camps, especially the first time, can be stressful.
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Unread postby Dotty » Sat Apr 26, 2008 10:07 pm

Posted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 2:07 pm
I'm no good at technical stuff but wold be happy to donate towards costs


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Unread postby rayb » Sun Apr 27, 2008 8:46 pm

If you could find someone clever to do it, how about a cartoon character? A Mr Bean type who does everything wrong. He could then be stomped on by ellies, eaten by lions and as for baboons, the possibilities are endless :? It would appeal to adults and children.
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Unread postby ecojunkie » Mon Apr 28, 2008 7:34 am

Sadly I think a cartoon type thing would be far too expensive to produce, but the idea is something I have been toying with for the script..... Thought of an animal(s) commenting - or even eg a bataleur or vulture observing from high up...... Definitely taking it from the nature side of things rather than officious angle!

Keep the ideas coming!!!!
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Unread postby Pjw » Mon Apr 28, 2008 11:49 am

I like the idea of an 'animal' commenting from above and would like to suggest the Fish eagle as most people identify it with Africa and the bush
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Unread postby oddesy » Mon Apr 28, 2008 1:33 pm

I agree PJW having the fish eagle as the animal icon is a great idea as i definately associate it with the tranquil bush. :thumbs_up:
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Unread postby DinkyBird » Tue Apr 29, 2008 7:36 pm

Jose wrote:Also... how's the Virtual HR thing coming along?

Here we are Jose : Update on est a VHR region.
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Unread postby DinkyBird » Tue Apr 29, 2008 7:48 pm

Forumites - this is such an exciting initiative. It has been warmly accepted by marketing both at Kruger and SANParks. You have seen KNPS reaction here. Thank you guys.

This is the perfect example of the result of a positive approach here! Instead of just complaining and moaning, forumites are prepared to get stuck in and help find a solution! I do not think that, terribly sad as it was, that leopard died in vain.
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Unread postby Jose » Tue Apr 29, 2008 9:34 pm

DinkyBird wrote:
Jose wrote:Also... how's the Virtual HR thing coming along?

Here we are Jose : Update on est a VHR region.

Thanks DB :D And yes, I've seen those posts (early March this year, already, in fact)
I was just wondering... when can we expect an official update? :wink:
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Unread postby DinkyBird » Tue Apr 29, 2008 9:46 pm

Next official update will most likely be released after the Indaba in May Jose. The HRs need to approve the establishment of the new region at the Indaba.
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Unread postby Jose » Tue Apr 29, 2008 10:00 pm

Oh cool! 8) Keep us posted, ok? :thumbs_up:
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