Kudu Awards 2007
- Environmental Educator (Individual): Babalwa Puzi Koko
- Community Contributer to Conservation: Nature’s Valley Trust
- Corporate Contribution: Non Profit: The Wilderness Foundation
- Environmental Media Contribution: Africa Birds and Birding
- Environmental Educator: Southern African Wildlife College
- Community Contribution: West Coast Honorary Rangers
- Corporate Contribution (Individual) Adin Greaves
- Community Contribution:Ranger Support Services
- Lifetime Achievement Award: Popo Scott
- Shield Award for Bravery: Peter Smith
- Research, Intiative and Innovation: Stephen Lamb
- Research, Intiative and Innovation: Dianne Tipping-Woods
- Excellent performance in the Work Place: Christina Cloete
- Excellent performance in the Work Place: Collert Nyathi
- Excellent performance in the Work Place: Olga Jacobs
- Excellent performance in the Work Place: Sipho Zulu
- Excellent performance in the Work Place: Rene Orsmond
- Best Constituency Builder: Robin Adams
- Best Performing Region: Frontier Region
- Best Ranger Post: Tshokwane
- Best Customer Service: Michael Witbooi
- Best Performing Park: Augrabies Falls National Park
- Best Performing Camp: Kielie Krankie Wilderness Camp
- Best Performing Business Division/Unit: Veterinary Wildlife Services
- CE Special Award: Eddie Papier
- Business Partner of the Year: Siyabona Africa Travel
- Business Partner of the Year: Jock Safari Lodge
- Website Community Choice Award: Jan Kriel
This event was broadcast and blogged in close to realtime over the SANParks website, where our "virtual" audience was also able to attend. Further to this, Kaya FM provided a live broadcast of the event. Additional coverage was shot during the course of the evening and will be available on DVD by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Media Release: SANParks Announces Winners
The Kudu Awards is an initiative that aims to reward stakeholders for their contributions and efforts in making South African National Parks the custodian of choice for protected areas.
A select number of persons and organisations who have made significant contributions to conservation will receive a Kudu Award in the form of a bronze sculpture of a Kudu head. The award is a thing of pride, just as the Kudu itself is often feted for having a proud and majestic bearing.
The Kudu Awards is fundamental to the practice of recognising, acknowledging and praising the people who have, over the years, given financial and other resources to SANParks and other conservation agencies, while also recognising those people that have made it possible for conservation agencies to operate in a conducive and enabling environment.
Internal staff members will be bestowed with "top achievers" awards, known as the Chief Executive Awards. This national award recognises their dedication and selfless efforts towards acheiving the goals of the organisation from across 22 National Parks under SANParks management. The Chief Executive Awards are meant to encourage staff to do their work with 'pride and joy' and to always view this organisation as their personal business.
The Kudu Awards is an annual event that launched in June 2005, and is one of the highlights of the social calendar in conservation circles.