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Messages of Support For Our Rangers Who Protect Our Rhino

Unread post by Sparks » Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:18 pm

With the sad news of the rhino poached at Pretoriuskop we have decided to let the cat out of the bag and let you all in on one of the cricket high points

The Virtual Region of the Sanparks Honorary Rangers ( your own forum region) have taken the present onslaught on the rhino seriously and, as you know, adopted the slogan "SANParks Bats for Rhinos" as our theme for this year's cricket.
Batting is not enough and when the need of the anti poaching folks for GPS units and kit bags became known the region rallied together and spared no effort to fill the need.

We are happy to announce that 44 Garmin Etrex 10 GPS units will be handed over to the anti poaching folks.
These units will empower rangers in the field to summons the help of the helicopters much more efficiently and provide them with an advantage over the poachers.

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A more critical need for kit bags was identified and these are on its way already through couriers. These kit bags are not your common garden variety kit bags but highly specialised hydration packs suitable for loading in the belly of the helicopter.
You can imagine when the guys are on the trail of suspected poachers things get pretty hectic and like a marathon runner they do not take time to stop and have a drink. With the hydration packs it is merely a case of bite and drink leaving their hands free to do more important things like holding a rifle.

Some of the bags:

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We would like to urge every one to show you care if not for the rhino then the folks putting their lives on the line saving them.
Please support your local Honorary Rangers

A huge big thank you to all involved in the planning and execution of this worthy effort

:hands: :hands:
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Re: Support for the guys fighting for the rhino

Unread post by Imberbe » Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:50 pm

:dance: :dance: :dance:

And a big thank you to all who have assisted to make this possible and who are going to support the counter poaching effort in the future! :thumbs_up:

Let's support the "Batting for rhinos" effort!

Read more about the counter poaching efforts here:

Counter poaching support

and here:

Counter poaching activities
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Re: Support for the guys fighting for the rhino

Unread post by salamanda » Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:04 am

Excellent initiative. Well done all.

@ ground staff involved in the fight against poachers - you guys rock.We are proud of you.

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Re: Support for the guys fighting for the rhino

Unread post by DinkyBird » Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:52 am

This effort was only made possible by the donations and efforts (in many forms) of members of these forums. A huge thank you to these people :clap: :clap: :clap:

Those who worked hard behind the scenes to make this happen ... EJ, Baffers, Sparks and JenB, the Counter Poaching HR guys, the SANParks guys, thank you!!! Donations such as these are properly documented and controlled.

Funds from the Cricket Weekend will be put towards these items that are already on their way to where they are needed, and funds will also be used to purchase further items in need. Please do support the efforts - Cricket, Rhinos ... and you
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Re: Support for the guys fighting for the rhino

Unread post by cheetah2111 » Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:03 pm

:dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:
The forums making a difference!!! Well done!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Unread post by ils » Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:08 am

:thumbs_up:

Well done!!!
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Re: Support for the guys fighting for the rhino

Unread post by picnic » Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:10 am

:clap: :clap: :clap: forums. :thumbs_up:

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To All the Brave People in SANParks

Unread post by saraf » Fri Nov 01, 2013 9:57 pm

The announcement of the Chief Executive's Special Award made me sit and think and to appreciate how much SANPArks personnel put their lives at risk every single day of the year. Well done to the winners below and all the other, unsung heroes of SANParks.

Lesego wrote:The Chief Executive’s Special Award goes to:

Andrew Desmet


12In The Shield Award category were have three winners and they are Auriel Nyambi, Craig Williams & Elias Chauke [AV Projects pics]

Aurel Nyambi
In recognition of saving lives of staff members at Shingwedzi camp during the 2013 floods in the Nxanatseni region in Kruger National Park

Elias Chauke
In recognition for his brave act and unselfishness in saving a colleagues life and that of a leopard during an operation at Letaba and Olifants confluence


Craig Williams
For his bravery in saving colleagues’ lives during an attack by a Black Rhino in Mountain Zebra National Park
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Re: To All the Brave People in SANParks

Unread post by Trrp-trrrrrrrr » Fri Nov 01, 2013 10:36 pm

Congratulations!!! Well done to all. :clap: :clap:
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Re: To All the Brave People in SANParks

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Sat Nov 02, 2013 5:44 am

Indeed, we have heroes :gflower:

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Re: To All the Brave People in SANParks

Unread post by hilda » Sat Nov 02, 2013 9:28 am

Congratulations to all of you! Very well deserved! :clap: :clap:
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Re: To All the Brave People in SANParks

Unread post by Riverrat » Sat Nov 02, 2013 12:29 pm

Congrats guys! Would love to hear your stories one day.....
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Re: To All the Brave People in SANParks

Unread post by Carol g » Sat Nov 02, 2013 12:39 pm

Well done :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: To All the Brave People in SANParks

Unread post by Nkulu » Sat Nov 02, 2013 2:05 pm

Congratulations on the well deserved recognition. We are all proud of you. :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: To All the Brave People in SANParks

Unread post by Crested Val » Sat Nov 02, 2013 3:05 pm

Well done all you brave people. :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:


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