Help take a swing at rhino poachingon December 6, 2013
Sun International has once again thrown its support behind the drive to tackle rhino poaching, with the SANParks Honorary Rangers being invited to host a stand in the Nedbank Golf Challenge exhibition centre.
The Public Education and Awareness Project (PEAP) by the rangers will include a life-save rhino known as Amarokie and made out of fibreglass at the stand.
The aim is to create as much awareness and raise funds for the fight against poaching.
Currently there are over 1200 SANParks Honorary Rangers who operate nationwide in 31 regions.
They are the SANParks’ preferred channel for counter poaching support and have provided some R17-million in counter poaching support during the last four years. This includes funding for rangers’ training and equipment, night vision and GPS equipment, the establishment of a tracker dog unit as well as the provision of support infrastructure for other dog units.
During 2012 the SANParks honorary rangers provided R44-million worth of support to the South African National Parks.
And now South African golf fans can help take a swing at rhino poaching as well.