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22 January 2024

SANParks Honorary Rangers Contribution Grows To R80 million

South African National Parks (SANParks) congratulates the SANParks Honorary Rangers (SHR) on their 2023 Integrated Report. The 2023 Integrated Report showcases the amazing work of the volunteer members and the projects which have made a tangible difference in the national parks. This year is also the 60th anniversary of the SHR’s.

In 2023 the contribution of SHR to SANParks grew by 5% totalling R80 million. SHR contributed a total of 313 000 hours of duties to SANParks totalling an average of 155 hours of duty per member.

The SHR is a volunteer organisation that is open to anyone with a passion for nature and a dedication to supporting SANParks. SHR facilitates various activities that enable the public’s involvement in SANParks’ fulfilment of its mandate. Contributions made include raising funds, creating public awareness and supplying workforce and equipment to supplement various conservation, tourism and environmental education needs within SANParks.

SANParks extends its gratitude to SHR members and donors for their effort which supports the development, management and promotion of sustainable national parks that represent our country’s biodiversity and heritage.

For more information or to volunteer as a SANParks Honorary Ranger please visit