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KZN HR and Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife partners in conservation

06 March 2009

This February Jan de Wet, the former KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Honorary Rangers’ (HR) chairman, as well as Bob and Ellen Abel visited the head office of the Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife to award them a certificate as Partners in Conservation.

As the Junior Rangers (JRs) of KZN region do not have a National Park nearby, it is it prohibitively expensive to enable them to experience one. The Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife Management team came to KZN HR’s aid by including a deserving group of JRs in their Kids and Parks Programme at the end of 2008. KZN paid for all their food, accommodation and game activities for two days and nights.

This generous co-operation as well as the kind sponsorship of the transport by a German couple, allowed our first JRs to qualify and experience an eye opening two days in Hluhluwe-Imfolozi.

KZN HR visited to the management of Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife, which enabled them to thank the board members, especially Mr Gladman Buthelezi, Director of Commercial Operations, who initiated the exercise, Mr Comfort Ngidi, Chairman of the Board of Directors and also Mr Bandile Mkhize, the new CEO of Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife.