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Unread postby ecojunkie » Thu May 01, 2008 9:04 am

This is what we have so far (in no particular order):

Ideas:
an 'animal' commenting from above
humorous approach - ?cartoon character
positive and negative behaviour - not preachy
clear indication of positive and negative behaviour
'stills' printed for accomodation
something for kids

Content:
shock photos (road kill, what animals can do to humans)
poaching/snares
speeding
behaviour on one-way bridges
behaviour at sightings
feeding/enticing animals
staying in vehicle
not driving over elephant and rhino dung
behaviour at hides (How to approach, keeping one's tone of voice low)
littering
no off road driving

Help with funding:
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saraf

Other help:
pjw
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odessy5466
michelle nel

Keep ideas/comments/offers of help coming! We will do this....

My suggestion to help with clarity of right and wrong is to have a red cross or green tick appear over the item - or clearly indicated in one corner. Everyone understands those symbols.
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Unread postby Dotty » Thu May 01, 2008 10:34 am

Sound great so far :clap: :clap:
I thought of ticks and crosses too but forgot to post it :lol:
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Unread postby Pjw » Thu May 01, 2008 10:59 am

Great EJ
Please let us know how we can be of help. I'm not talented or creative but I can work hard
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Unread postby p@m » Thu May 01, 2008 2:49 pm

Put me down to help -- just note that I'm not artistic and am often technologically challenged !

Another thought -- how would we target staff ? A lot of rather fast driving (hesitate to call it speeding) that we saw were what looked like staff in their private cars going to or from camps/gates.

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Unread postby ecojunkie » Thu May 01, 2008 3:08 pm

We'll make sure we include details about reporting transgressors!
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Unread postby ecojunkie » Fri May 02, 2008 7:36 am

Another thing we must include where possible are the reasons for any regulations/tips - if folk understand why then they are more likely to comply.
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Unread postby oddesy » Fri May 02, 2008 8:38 am

It looks like things are going very well here!

I agree with the reasons behind things as sometimes becuase people are "uneducated" about things concerning behaviour in national parks they will ignore the rule/tip because they dont understand why it is not the right thing to do .

I know for a fact that if i understand the reason behind a rule it makes alot more sense to me.

I agree with the humorous approach idea to a point, its just that what we are trying to convey , is the do's and donts and i think that if it is too humorous some people may loose the sense of seriousness of what the video loop is trying to convey . I understand that if something is humorous people will notice it alot more but i think only to a point. people also need to relate by seeing "real" people doing the wrong thing and as such it will affect them to a greater extent.

But otherwise great ideas :clap: :clap:
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Unread postby kathy sa » Wed May 07, 2008 9:52 pm

I'm just catching up and I am so late in reading this thread!

Ecojunkie...this is a wonderful idea and everyone is so enthusiastic..me included! I don't know what I can do to help but I will think of something :clap: :clap:

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Unread postby Pjw » Fri May 09, 2008 11:46 am

Hi Everyone
As I'm sure you're all aware I a supporter of this video loop idea. I have another suggestion though as a result of a thread started on the Kruger park forum : Visiting in July and staying out the park.
Some of the questions in this thread, and quite a few others for that matter indicate that there are many people out there who have no idea that these parks really are wild and are not a zoo. Perhaps this website or forum pages should have some sort of education section with an overview of just how WILD these animals are and that they are neither tame pets or semi tame zoo animals. I am not the greatest writer or speller but would be prepared to start something if others will contribute and proof-read for me?
Any suggestions?
Any Comments?
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Unread postby restio » Fri May 09, 2008 8:56 pm

Sounds great, Pjw. 8)

I'm an ex-English teacher. I can get my red pen out for the proofreading. :lol:

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Unread postby ecojunkie » Sun May 11, 2008 5:09 pm

Great Pat and Restio...

Ideas seem to have dried up, so I think it is time for the next step......getting a story-line together.

Something like -
intro/welcome,
comment re cars going off road and destroying food on verges, comment re fright on seeing human shapes coming out of cars, engines running,
loud voices/music from cars,
speeding vehicles,
litter thrown from vehicles
one-way bridges
riding over dung

then behaviour at hides
behaviour in camps

feeding animals/birds

perhaps something about tips around ellies and other specific animals

Come on 'mites - over to you now..... Lots of comments and help please!!
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Unread postby Pjw » Sun May 11, 2008 5:23 pm

Am typing up some ideas, and will post as soon as I have soething ready
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Unread postby ndloti » Tue May 13, 2008 8:12 am

I wholeheatedly support this initiative !
KNP is sacred. I am opposed to the modernisation of Kruger and from the depths of my soul long for the Kruger of yesteryear! 1000+km on foot in KNP incl 56 wild trails.200+ nights in the wildernessndloti-indigenous name for serval.

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Unread postby Liora » Tue May 13, 2008 1:04 pm

I have just found this link and just want to say that I am absolutely impressed with what you have done! It is amazing that from such an unhappy experience (the leopard dying), there can be such a positive initiative.

I am available if any help is needed.

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