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KZN Honorary Rangers celebrate Arbor Day

Date: 2009-03-06

Last year Chris Beyleveld, one of the Honorary Ranger’s from the KwaZulu-Natal region embarked on an Arbor Day project after discussions and encouragement that the KZN HR needed to get involved.

HR hosts 17 Junior Rangers in KZN meeting

Date: 2009-03-05

At the Honorary Rangers meeting held on February 14, 2009 at the Kranzkloof Nature Reserve, Kloof (Durban), the KZN Honorary Rangers hosted 17 of the region's Junior Rangers (JR) and three facilitators.

KZN HR assisted in 2008 DET Career Expo in Durban

Date: 2009-03-04

The Honorary Rangers of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) region received a request from SANParks in October last year to provide assistance at the Department of Education and Training (DET) career expo at the International Convention Centre (ICC) Durban during 14-17 October 2008.

Media Release: Public heed call to help conserve Red Data-listed African Penguin

Date: 2009-03-03

A total of 200 nest boxes were handed to Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) by iKapa Honorary Rangers, in partnership with Dyer Island Conversation Trust; a US-based Special Species Project and ordinary members of the public.

Book now for a Karoo Birding Weekend!

Date: 2009-03-02

The Karoo National Park’s Birding Weekend, hosted by the Karoo Honorary Rangers, will take place from 17 to 19 April 2009. Join us for a light-hearted competition with the aim of having lots of fun! Discover the tranquillity and wide open spaces of the Great Karoo.

Beginnings of a bird hide at Marakele National Park

Date: 2009-02-19

For quite a long time the Marakele Honorary Rangers (HRs) have envisaged a bird hide at a watering point where they had previously – in anticipation of the bird hide being erected - planted reeds and water lilies in order to attract birds, insects, mammals and reptiles. The time has now arrived...

‘Go Wild’ at Addo Elephant National Park Golf Day

Date: 2009-02-16

The Honorary Rangers of Addo Elephant National Park will be hosting their Annual Golf Day on Friday, 29 May 2009 at the Humewood Golf Club.

Fancy a bush concert for a good cause?

Date: 2009-02-12

Come join the SANParks Honorary Rangers of the Counter Poaching and Rangers Support Services at the Annual Sunset Serenade fundraising event taking place in June and September 2009 at the Kruger National Park’s Letaba Rest Camp.

Register now for the West Coast Marathon!

Date: 2009-02-12

Ranked as one of the second best marathons in South Africa in 2008, the West Coast Marathon is set to take place on 14 March 2009. The course is undulated and enjoyable, run around the Langebaan lagoon inside the West Coast National Park.

Reeds Motor Group and General Motors supports TMNP visitor safety programme

Date: 2008-12-12

The Reeds Motor Group and General Motors South Africa (GM) have provided a Hummer H3 to iKapa Honorary Rangers to support Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) with visitor safety over the festive season.

Do your part towards conservation today and stand a chance to win!

Date: 2008-12-08

The Johannesburg South branch of the Honorary Rangers of the South African National Parks announced the official launch of their first national SMS Competition on 24 November 2008 in aid of conservation - for a limited period up to 31 December 2008.

Rio Tinto and Bushveld Region combine forces

Date: 2008-11-20

Mining and Industrial giant, Rio Tinto, at the Palabora Mining Company was recently approached by the Chairperson of the Bushveld region Honorary Rangers, for a donation.

Bushveld Region HR’s donate equipment

Date: 2008-11-19

On Saturday 15 November 2008, the Honorary Rangers of the Bushveld region in Phalaborwa, held their Annual General Meeting in Letaba Rest Camp in Kruger National Park (KNP).

Media Release: iKapa Honorary Rangers help TMNP with endangered African Penguin nest boxes

Date: 2008-11-12

iKapa Honorary Rangers have launched a campaign to purchase specially designed penguin nest boxes for the Boulders Penguin Colony which is part of the Table Mountain National Park (TMNP).

Honorary Rangers 2008 NEC has been announced

Date: 2008-11-11

The Honorary Rangers 2008 National Executive Committee (NEC) has been announced.

Interested in raptors, then the Raptor Identification Course is for you!

Date: 2008-10-30

Honorary Rangers Limpopo Region and BirdLife SA will be hosting a Raptor Identification Course during 5-9 March next year at the Kruger National Park (KNP).

SANParks Junior Rangers and Morula Kids August 2008 Trip Report

Date: 2008-10-21

The primary goal for this trip was to train and inform members of the National Youth Committee about the new Junior Ranger (JR) program, this being P&C Regional coordinators as well Honorary Rangers Regional Facilitators.

Media Release: Skukuza gets baboon-proof dustbins

Date: 2008-09-23

The Kruger National Park’s (KNP) acting managing executive Ms Lucy Nhlapo received a donation of 182 baboon-proof dustbins from the Honorary Rangers today, 23 September 2008.

Birding initiative aims to improve awareness

Date: 2008-09-17

The Wilderness branch of the SANParks Honorary Rangers is hosting the first-ever Sasol Wilderness Birding Experience from October 2-7, based around the Ebb and Flow camp of the Wilderness Section of the Garden Route National Park (GRNP).

6th Sasol/Marakele Birding Breakaway taking place in October

Date: 2008-08-29

The sixth annual Sasol/Marakele Birding Breakaway will take place during the weekend of 17 - 19 October 2008 in Marakele National Park.

Third Marakele Orientation Course held in August

Date: 2008-08-27

The third Marakele NP Orientation course in 2008 was presented by Piet van Staden on behalf of the Marakele HRs on 16 August 2008.

Bushveld Region Honorary Rangers Hand Over Equipment To SANParks

Date: 2008-07-22

On Monday 21 July, Christmas came a little earlier for the members of SANParks involved with activities at Phalaborwa gate.

Media Release: iKapa Honorary Ranger Wins National Merit Award

Date: 2008-07-21

iKapa Honorary Ranger Ruedi Siegenthaler was awarded a prestigious Merit Award at the recent Honorary Ranger Indaba held at Berg en Dal in the Kruger National Park.

Media Release: iKapa Honorary Rangers Train Cape Grace Staff

Date: 2008-07-21

The front line staff of the prestigious 5 star Cape Grace, situated on a private quay at the V & A Waterfront attended a training course on Table Mountain National Park and its environs hosted by iKapa Honorary Rangers.

The HR Participates In An Alien Invasive Task Group Excursion To Orpen

Date: 2008-07-09

The Lowveld Region of the Honorary Rangers participated in an Alien Invasive Task Group Excursion to Orpen on the 04 & 05 July. 20 Members attended the workparty.

Animal Proof Dustbin Donation to KNP

Date: 2008-07-08

Everyone knows the sight of the baboon proof (or Animal proof as we lately call them) dustbins that are scattered all over the Kruger National Park.

Update On West Rand Honorary Rangers Birding Weekend 2009

Date: 2008-07-02

Booking opened on Wednesday 18th June for the 2009 West Rand Honorary Rangers birding weekend and by Thursday 19th June it was 90% full. Thankfully most guests provided four camp choices - Punda Maria, Crocodile Bridge and Lower Sabie could have been filled four times over! We now have 660 guests accommodated in nineteen camps over two weekends.

Honorary Rangers Contribute R12 Million To National Parks

Date: 2008-07-01

From January 1 to December 31 last year, the Honorary Ranger’s (HR) corps contributed more than R12 million to the coffers of SANParks. This is 11 percent more than 2006. About R4 million is made up of ‘indirect’ costs that are incurred when HRs stay in the parks while performing duties or working on projects. Janssen Davies, chairman of the HR, also highlighted other milestones for the year in his report presented at the annual general meeting (AGM) which was held at Berg-en-Dal in the Kruger National Park (KNP) on May 24, 2008.

National Quiz winners

Date: 2008-06-24

Once again, as it has happened in the past, the Honorary Rangers National Quiz team have walked away with the accolades. The quiz was held between two HR teams and two teams from SANParks.

West Rand Honorary Rangers Birding Weekend Booking Opens 18 June, 2008

Date: 2008-06-18

Attention all birders! Booking opens on 18 June 2008 for the ever popular Kruger Park Birding Weekend which will be hosted by West Rand Honorary Rangers at the end of January / beginning February 2009.


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