Messages of Support For Our Rangers Who Protect Our ***

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Re: Support for the guys fighting for the ***

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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:

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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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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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The forums making a difference!!! Well done!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Well done!!!
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:clap: :clap: :clap: forums. :thumbs_up:
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To All the Brave People in SANParks

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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 *** in Mountain Zebra National Park
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Congratulations!!! Well done to all. :clap: :clap:
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Indeed, we have heroes :gflower:

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Congratulations to all of you! Very well deserved! :clap: :clap:
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Congrats guys! Would love to hear your stories one day.....
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Well done :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Congratulations on the well deserved recognition. We are all proud of you. :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
KEEP FOCUSSING ON HOW BLESSED WE ARE :gflower:
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Re: To All the Brave People in SANParks

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Well done all you brave people. :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:
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Supporting Our Rangers Who Protect Our ***

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SUPPORTING OUR RANGERS WHO PROTECT OUR ***

A single day is never enough to celebrate the commitment and dedication of those people who put their lives at risk to look after our children’s heritage. In the ongoing fight to preserve our natural heritage, World Ranger Day is just such a day. This day is observed across the world on the 31st of July and it is a chance to celebrate the work of our rangers and also to remember those who have lost their lives in protecting our national parks.

This year the occasion was that much more special as a Rangers Monument was unveiled outside of Kruger Gate in the Kruger National Park. The imposing stone memorial, with a huge lead wood stump symbolising the rangers, was handed over to South African National Parks by the SANParks Honorary Rangers.

“It is our privilege to dedicate this monument to the men and women who look after our parks. We want to assure them that they have the full support of the South African public and that we appreciate them and what they do,”said Louis Lemmer, National Chairperson of the SANParks Honorary Rangers.

This event was also the kick-off of Project Relax. The aim is to uplift the quality of life of the rangers and their families. As a start the SANParks Honorary Rangers has donated R 150 000 worth of items to all the rangers posts throughout Kruger. The items include furniture, jungle gyms, board games and vegetable gardens.

The SANParks Honorary Rangers is a group of passionate volunteers who give freely and without reward of their time and skills to support conservation in the South African National Parks. They have started an initiative where they adopt ranger posts. This means that the Honorary Rangers will assist in upgrading the communal areas of these often isolated outposts, to enhance quality of live and show support for our rangers.

Unlike many fundraising initiatives the SANParks Honorary Rangers utilise 100% of all money raised for the purpose for which it is donated. No public money is used to run activities and every cent donated by the public for counter poaching or other projects is used to fund the actual project in our national parks.

Tomorrow, when our rangers face the challenges of a new day in the bush, they will do so with the full knowledge that there are people who appreciate and support them in what they do.

For more information: http://www.sanparksvolunteers.org

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PHOTO: The Rangers Monument which was unveiled outside of Kruger Gate in the Kruger National Park on World Ranger Day
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