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Celebrate SANParks Week this month!

06 September 2011

This year, the theme for SANParks Week is “Know Your National Parks” with the main objectives of the week being: to create awareness; instil a sense of pride in South Africa’s natural, cultural and historical heritage; educate the public on the importance of nature and biodiversity and give the public a broader understanding of the custodianship role played by SANParks in conservation issues.

First National Bank (FNB) has sponsored R1.2 million for the week’s activities and each of the 20 participating National Parks (excluding Namaqua and Mokala National Parks as well as Boulders Penguin colony in the Table Mountain National Park) has developed unique plans for celebrating the week, including tourism information sessions exhibitions; Heritage story telling; exhibitions around the parks; sports activities, pensioners days, and walk in the wild for school children.

The three Parks in the Northern cluster (Golden Gate Highlands, Marakele and Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Sites) have number of activities planned for the week, from soccer tournaments and heritage tours. A number of special events have also been planned for Heritage day.

The parks are inviting everyone from their local communities to take the opportunity to visit these respective parks, free of charge and get to know their national park.

For more information about the week activities during the week, visit www.sanparks.org.

Issued by:    
Cassius Selala: Regional Communications Officer, Northern Region Parks, South African National Parks, Tel: (012) 426-5195 or 083- 985-57816, E-mail: Cassius.selala@sanparks.org

Enquiries:    
Dr Nomvuselelo Songelwa: Snr General Manager, Parks Operations, South African National Parks, Tel: (012) - 426-5067 or 082-908-6329, E-mail: nomvuselelo.songelwa@sanparks.org

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