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Invitation to a 'Tea and Talk' presented by SANParks Honorary Rangers, Midrand Region

Date: 2015-03-19

You are cordially invited to ‘Tea and a Talk’, presented by SANParks Honorary Rangers, Midrand Region.

Media Release: SANParks Honorary Rangers renovate People’s Trail Hut in TMNP

Date: 2015-03-02

The SANParks Honorary Rangers, Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon and Table Mountain National Park celebrated the hand-back of the newly renovated People’s Trail Hut. 

Media Release: SANParks Honorary Rangers act to help save irreplaceable cycads

Date: 2015-02-20

Criminals in the Addo area of the Eastern Cape poached more than fifty irreplaceable cycads over Valentine’s weekend. Two truckloads of cycad, many reaching between 3 and 4.5 meters high, were confiscated by authorities.  These plants are slow growing and are between 500 and 1000 years old. An aerial census of the area identified more dug up cycads in the veld.

Media Release: Have a glass of "Rhino Tears Wine" to support rhino conservation within our national parks

Date: 2014-12-12

The South African National Parks (SANParks) Honorary Rangers launched a new range of wine, in partnership with the Unite Against Poaching Trust and Mount Vernon Wines, “Rhino Tears Wine” to support conservation efforts within our National Parks to protect our rhino. 

Media Release: SANParks Honorary Rangers and Imperial Logistics deliver Christmas parcels to KNP Ranger Corps

Date: 2014-12-12

The South African National Parks (SANParks) Honorary Rangers and Imperial Retail Logistics handed out Christmas hampers to the Kruger National Park Rangers Corps and their families. This donation which is valued R750 000 is a token of appreciation for the hard work demonstrated by the Kruger National Park rangers, especially in the fight against the rhino poaching scourge.

Media Release: SANParks Honorary Rangers awarded with two prestigious Kudu Awards

Date: 2014-12-01

At the 10th annual Kudu Awards ceremony, held recently at Gallagher Convention Centre Estates in Johannesburg, the SANParks Honorary Rangers were presented with two prestigious Kudu Awards. The awards showcased excellence in the conservation industry from individuals and corporates alike. 

Media Release: Woolworths supports SANParks Honorary Rangers Dog Project

Date: 2014-11-05

Woolworths has, for several years, been involved as a sponsor for the ABSA Cape Epic cycle race. The Cape Epic is an eight day mountain bike race that traverses the farms and mountain ranges of the Western Cape and covers some 800km with over 15 000 meters of climbing.

Media Release: R1.5 million worth of equipment donated to KNP's Ranger Corps

Date: 2014-11-05

Survival equipment to the value of R1.5 million was handed over at a ceremony in Phalaborwa on 31 October 2014. Major General (r) Johan Jooste, Commanding Officer, Special Projects for South African National Parks, and representatives of the Ranger Corps were on hand to receive the equipment. The donation was made possible by the Unite Against Poaching Trust and the SANParks Honorary Rangers.

Honorary Rangers to help furnish Historical Buildings in the Camdeboo National Park

Date: 2014-10-01

Thought to be about 160 years old, the Winterhoek house and adjacent wagon shed in the Camdeboo National Park are currently being restored to their original condition by the Rupert Historic Homes Foundation. While a number of proposals were put forward as an appropriate use for this site, it has been agreed to restore Winterhoek with a view to managing it in association with the SA College for Tourism, as an up-market visitor lodge. This option fulfills both the cultural heritage and tourism mandates of South African National Parks (SANParks).

Help us count Kruger's Cheetah and African Wild Dogs

Date: 2014-09-25

As part of our ongoing efforts to conserve two of our most threatened carnivores, the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) and the South African National Parks (SANParks) Honorary Rangers are launching the 6th Wild Dog and  4th  Cheetah Photographic Survey on 24 September 2014 in the Kruger National Park. Through this photographic survey, both organisations are giving members of the public the opportunity to become carnivore researchers and stand a chance to win great prizes.  

Media Release: SANParks Honorary Rangers presented with award

Date: 2014-08-14

At the Rhino Conservation Awards 2014, held recently at Montecasino in Johannesburg, the SANParks Honorary Rangers were presented with a rhino conservation award. This important event also coincided with the celebration of World Ranger Day.

Bookings open for Punda Mania Team Birding Event 2014

Date: 2014-07-25

Enjoy a unique birding experience that only Punda Maria has to offer this November. The SANParks Honorary Rangers of the West Rand region will be hosting the successful Punda Mania Birding Event once again, from 13 to 16 November 2014.

Media Release: Seven year old reaches goal of R 100 000 to save the rhinos

Date: 2014-05-28

SANParks Rhino Champion Alyssa Carter, aged seven, handed over a cheque of R100 000 to the SANParks Honorary Rangers. Last year Alyssa was the winner of the Corporate Contribution to Conservation Award (Individual) at the SANParks Kudu awards. These awards were in recognition of her efforts to raise money to save South Africa’s rhinos. 

Media Release: Anniversary celebrations for SANParks Honorary Rangers

Date: 2014-05-20

2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the partnership between South African National Parks (SANParks) and the SANParks Honorary Rangers. This will be celebrated in the Kruger National Park from 21 to 25 May 2014. 

Media Release: Children's visit to Augrabies brightened up

Date: 2013-10-30

As part of their policy of involvement in smaller parks the Virtual Region of the SANParks Honorary Rangers, decided to help a project called Far Schools. This project takes kids from outlying communities in the Northern Cape into Augrabies Falls National Park.

50 years of conservation acknowledged

Date: 2013-10-09

The South African National Parks Honorary Rangers was recently awarded a prestigious national conservation award by WESSA for its contribution to conservation in our national parks.

VHR fundraising initiative held in the UK

Date: 2013-09-17

The Virtual Region of the SANParks Honorary Rangers is unique in that it is the only region that includes both international and local members. The Virtual Honorary Rangers (VHR’s) are located in cyberspace, where they perform their duties on the South African National Parks (SANParks) website and forums, as well as throughout the various parks.

Go wild at Addo's Golf Day

Date: 2013-05-16

The SANPark’s Honorary Rangers at  Addo Elephant National Park are organising their 8th annual golf day on Friday, 7 June 2013 at Humewood Golf Club in Port Elizabeth with the theme for this year being “Go Wild”.  Funds raised on the day will enable the Park to fund counter-poaching activities within the park.

The Karoo National Park Golf Day

Date: 2012-08-22

The Karoo National Park and Honorary Rangers invite you to our Golf Day at Beaufort West Golf Club on the 8th of September 2012.

Media Release: Annual Honorary Rangers Indaba

Date: 2012-07-13

At a recent event SANParks CEO, Dr. David Mabunda called the SANParks Honorary Rangers a “pillar in the building of SANParks.”  This is an indication of the important role the Honorary Rangers is playing in support of our National Parks.   This involvement is growing in strength as our latest achievements shows.

WCNP HR opens Preekstoel Information Centre

Date: 2011-08-16

West Coast National Park’s (WCNP's) Honorary Rangers (HR) on Friday, 5 August officially opened the brand new Preekstoel Information Centre.

VHRs appoint new Regional Management Committee for their region

Date: 2011-07-06

There are those unsung heroes in the world but at SANParks – we believe in commending these heroes. The Virtual Honorary Rangers (VHRs) are but one small part of the Honorary Rangers that serve SANParks through their passionate volunteerism.

Addo’s Golf Day for Conservation

Date: 2011-04-15

SANParks’ Honorary Rangers at Addo Elephant National Park are organising their 6th annual golf day on Thursday, 12 May 2011 at Port Elizabeth Golf Club in Port Elizabeth. 

Addo Honorary Ranger 4x4 Course – success for the rhino

Date: 2011-03-31

They all came, the kitted; the unkitted; the experienced; and “got the new car on Tuesday” novice 4x4 drivers to the SANParks Honorary Rangers’ 4x4 training course hosted by Adventure 4x4 Academy at the Zookamma Training Track on 5 and 6 March 2011.

4x4 course to aid rhino conservation has been extended

Date: 2011-02-09

Due to an overwhelming response to the 4x4 training course scheduled for 5 March 2011, the SANPark’s Honorary Rangers, Addo Region has decided to extend the course to Sunday, 6 March 2011.

4x4 course to aid rhino conservation

Date: 2011-01-11

The Addo Honorary Rangers, in association with Adventure 4x4 Academy in Port Elizabeth, will be hosting a 4x4 training course where all funds raised from this event will assist SANParks to combat rhino poaching in the Eastern Cape.

Media release: KNP to host PEAP exhibition at Mopani Conference Centre

Date: 2010-11-25

Kruger National Park (KNP) - Mopani Conference Centre will host the Honorary Rangers from different regions who will be busy with a programme called “People Awareness and Education” (PEAP).

Media Release: Enter the “My Addo” photographic competition

Date: 2010-08-30

Those with a flair for photography and a passion for nature stand a chance of winning prizes worth thousands of rands by capturing the essence of the greater Addo Park.

Media Release: Dates for annual week of free access to SANParks confirmed

Date: 2010-08-06

South African National Parks (SANParks) has announced that the official opening of the 2010 South African National Parks Week will take place on Monday, 13 September 2010 at Addo Elephant National Park in the Eastern Cape.

West Rand HRs open Tsugulu 4x4 Eco-Route

Date: 2010-07-08

On the Easter weekend and again on the weekend of 23 to 27 April 2010, a group of 16 Honorary Rangers (HRs) of the West Rand Region began the task of opening the Tsugulu 4X4 Eco Route.

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