Funds were raised through various initiatives involving many leading companies.
Ranger equipment valued at R2.7 million was handed over to South African National Parks (SANParks) at Phalaborwa Sidney Park’s Offices on Tuesday, September 26, Letaba
The equipment was bought by SANParks Honorary Rangers from funds raised through various initiatives involving leading companies like Saint-Gobain Gyproc and Rhino Tears Wines. The equipment will allow field, sectional and regional rangers to be more effective in their daily battle against rhino poachers in the Kruger National Park.
Saint-Gobain Gyproc is set to continue aiding the SANParks for the next two years, and hopefully, they will extend their helping hand.
“We are trying to minimise negative impacts and focus on the positives by doing the best we can to help in the conservation of rhinos,” said Paul Louw of Saint-Gobin.
He added they were helping to look after heritage and something that was bigger than all of us. The SANParks Honorary Rangers extended their gratitude to all the rangers who put their lives in danger trying to protect the almost extinct rhinos.
“We recognise what sponsors do for rangers, and for that, we are grateful,” said Phillip Strauss, chairman of the national executive committee.
The much-needed equipment will prepare them for the anticipated elephant poaching in the years to come.