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Tree Tagging in KNP

Date: 2007-11-08

Members of the Bushveld Region Honorary Rangers recently completed a project to identify and mark (tag) trees in the Northern (Nxantseni) region of KNP.

Junior Honorary Rangers Training in Skukuza

Date: 2007-11-07

Local young conservationists got the chance to go “behind the scenes” in Skukuza, Kruger National Park, as part of their training as Junior Honorary Rangers (JHR). The group of 12-18 year old learners from Malelane, Nelspruit and White River spent a weekend learning more about how science and monitoring go a long way in helping our understanding of how the environment functions.

HR Game Ranger Support Services Thanked

Date: 2007-11-05

Please find below a scanned copy of a letter of thanks, sent to the Honorary Ranger Counter Poaching Unit, from the Chairperson of the SANParks Board, Cheryl Carolus.

2008 Sunset Serenade

Date: 2007-11-05

The Honorary Rangers of the Counter Poaching & Ranger Support Services Unit of South African National Parks, invite you to join us for an extended weekend of music near Letaba Rest Camp in Kruger National Park

The Conservation Bug Bites

Date: 2007-10-26

Recently, the Junior Honorary Rangers (JHRs) were asked to assist with the annual ostrich (Struthio camelus) relocation program in West Coast National Park. This is a regular feature in the Park as the ostriches multiply prolifically and predation is minimal in the protected Reserve, resulting in an annual surplus of young birds.

Sasol Birding Bonanza: Addo Elephant National Park

Date: 2007-10-09

The Addo Elephant National Park must be one of the most ecologically diverse areas in the Eastern Cape. There are five biomes to be found, from the estuary to the top of the Zuurberg Mountain and on to the freshwater lake in the Karoo. As a result the birding is fantastic with over 400 species, which makes this a birding paradise...

iKapa Region HRs Exhibit at Cape Outdoor Expo

Date: 2007-10-04

iKapa Honorary Rangers had a stand at the recently held Cape Outdoor Expo at the wine estate Bien Donne in Franschoek...

Kruger Rangers Get Equipment

Date: 2007-09-11

The Kruger National Park (KNP) Executive Director Dr Bandile Mkhize today (Tuesday September 11, 2007) accepted R428 000-worth of donated equipment on behalf of the park’s 300-strong Ranger Corps from the SANParks Honorary Rangers.

Branding Survey: Complete and Win!!

Date: 2007-08-15

Complete this SANParks branding questionnaire by the 17 August 2007 and stand a chance to win a 2-night midweek break for 2 (two) adults and 2 (two) children in one of the South African National Parks.

SANParks Honours the Support of Fujitsu Siemens Computers

Date: 2007-08-01

During 2006 and 2007 Fujitsu Siemens Computers donated 34 computers to 10 different national parks in a deal brokered by one of their Honorary Rangers (HR), JP Meijer, from the HR Alien Invader Task Group. Over the same period Fujitsu Siemens Computers sponsored 20 cyber trackers for use by rangers in Kruger National Park.

Media Release: TMNP Crime Prevention Update

Date: 2007-08-01

Cape Town, 1 August 2007 - In another effort to ensure visitor safety on Table Mountain, Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) acquired five kennels for the five dogs used in patrols in the northern section of the Park, in July 2007.

The Most Southern Tip of Africa: A Place of Continental Significance

Date: 2007-03-30

Mr Etienne Fourie,manager of the Agulhas National Park, was the guest speaker at a meeting of the Napier Discussion Group earlier this year. He was invited to talk on what is referred to as the “dynamics” of this, the southernmost and also the most recently proclaimed, South African National Park.

Lowveld Region: Newsletter

Date: 2007-07-30

Please find the regions newsletter here...

Newsflash-Delay in Opening of Postberg

Date: 2007-07-26

Due to severe flooding earlier this week, we have had to keep Postberg closed until Wednesday 01 August while we regrade the washed away roads.

West Coast Blooms

Date: 2007-07-26

With the abundance of rain starting early in the rainy season, all expectations are that there will be a bumper flower season this year. Reports are already starting to come in from up north of the first bright orange blankets, peppered with yellows and whites, and a few solitary reds in between.

Graffiti Clean-Up at Historic Cape Point Light House

Date: 2007-07-25

iKapa Honorary Rangers Ruedi Siegenthaler, Vito Viglietti, George and Sue Smith, painted the graffiti off the historic lighthouse at Cape Point. The light house is in a very high visitor zone and is often the target of graffiti vandals. This type of vandalism occurs not only on the light house but also on the walls and rocks at Cape Point.

SANParks and Reach-For-A-Dream Join Hands

Date: 2007-07-11

The Reach-For-A-Dream Foundation, an organisation that has brought hope and healing to countless young South Africans, believes strongly in the power of dreams. It encourages children to use their dreams to fight life-threatening illnesses.

10th Anniversary Kruger Park Birding Weekend

Date: 2007-07-05

It's that time of year again; bookings for the 2008 West Rand Honorary Ranger 10th Anniversary Kruger Park Birding Weekend are open. As is usual, the event takes place over the last Weekend in January and the first Weekend in February 2008... Booking Form

IKapa Honorary Rangers supports Red Cross Youth Services Programme

Date: 2007-06-26

The South African Red Cross Services volunteers run a weekly Kids Club programme for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC), in the Western Cape. The children, of varying ages, are trained and taught valuable life skills in dealing with the challenges they face on a daily basis.

A Gift from the Past

Date: 2007-06-22

The 31st of May saw Kruger National Park celebrate its 109th birthday in a ceremony at Pretoriuskop. This was a fitting opportunity to hand over a valuable historical memento to the park. The 'gift' was donated to the park by Tsitsikamma Honorary Rangers Andre and Mignonne van Heerden.

Golf Day Invitation

Date: 2007-06-12

The Southern Cape Region of the SANParks Honorary Rangers is hosting a Golf Day at Simola Golf Course in Knysna during the Oyster Festival...

West Coast NP a Safer Place

Date: 2007-06-11

With the increased number of schoolchildren passing through the West Coast National Park on eco-education courses, it has become apparent that a comprehensive First Aid kit was needed in the event of a field emergency. Our Park Education Officer, Edward Adonis approached the HR Committee and asked if we could help them. As a temporary measure, we rushed together a small field kit to help them while we sourced a better option.

People's Education and Awareness Activities: Bankenveld

Date: 2007-06-07

Update on Activities: A group of boys from Promosa township spent a day with the Honorary Rangers from Bankenveld region in the Vredefort Dome andWhitey van Pletsen, Honorary Ranger from Bankenveld, entertained the Brownies from Potchefstroom on the art of ringing birds...

Thorp Motor Group Boosts African Penguin Conservation

Date: 2007-06-07

The Thorp Motor Group supplied Table Mountain National Park with an Opel Corsa Utility for Penguin Rescue in a deal brokered by iKapa Honorary Rangers. The vehicle, based at Boulders Penguin Colony in Simons Town, will be used to transport penguins injured or washed up on the beaches of Table Mountain National Park.

Take a Walk with Kruger's Aliens!

Date: 2007-06-05

SAPPI - Kruger Park - Tree & Alien Encounter Weekend This is an invitation to a unique, rustic, bush experience. The Alien Invader Task Group is excited to announce the coming of this special event, thanks to a generous sponsorship received from SAPPI to make it possible...

SANParks Welcomes New Honorary Ranger NEC

Date: 2007-05-30

SANParks would like to welcome the Honorary Rangers leadership for 2007, chosen at the HR Indaba on 12 May at Marakele National Park.

Birding Weekend: Karoo National Park

Date: 2007-03-27

The Honorary Rangers of the Karoo will be hosting a birding weekend in 11 - 13 May 2007.

Addo Birding Bonanza

Date: 2007-03-27

The honorary rangers of the Greater Addo Elephant National Park present an exciting birding experience from 26 - 28 October when we hold our Addo Birding Bonanza

Ikapa Honorary Rangers Clean-up Fire Damage on Table Mountain

Date: 2007-03-20

A team of iKapa Honorary Rangers cleaned up part of a boardwalk that was damaged by a fire on the top of Table Mountain. Honorary Rangers Sue Smith who is the Chairperson Rudi Sigenthaler the duty officer of iKapa Honorary Rangers carried 500 kgs of damaged boardwalk from the fire site to a position suitable for uplifting by helicopter.

Computers for Skukuza's Kids

Date: 2007-01-17

Modern technology has become important even in the heart of the African bush. GPS technology is being used to track and study animals, and computers plot the season's veld fires. The children of Skukuza primary need to be computer litterate to prepare them to function competently in modern society.

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