Honorary Rangers help save the planet
Have you ever dreamed of working in nature among spectacular wildlife, doing your bit to save our precious environment? Then perhaps you should join the Honorary Rangers of South African National Parks.
The SANParks Honorary Rangers corps is a world class eco-volunteer organisation. Simply put, Honorary Rangers provide their skills and time to SANParks as a thank you for the environment which we so treasure.
Honorary Rangers are involved in a range of activities within national parks, from assisting at entry gates to building bird hides and clearing alien vegetation. They raise considerable funds, much of which goes towards the Counter Poaching Unit.
How do I know if I could be an Honorary Ranger?
Becoming an Honorary Ranger does not require a qualification in nature conservation. But there is one characteristic all Honorary Rangers have in common … a love for the environment.
Applicants are required to complete a membership course and attend regular meetings. The Honorary Rangers also provide a range of courses to help you develop your bush skills and knowledge of nature.
- Join the Honorary Rangers, a registered public benefit and non-profit organisation, as they support the work done by SANParks. All you need is enthusiasm to proceed with the training which is provided.
- Under 18? Then become a Junior Ranger to assist the Honorary Rangers and SANParks.
- With a MyPlanet card, you can support the Honorary Rangers every time you go shopping. Swipe your card whenever you shop at Woolies or one of the partner stores, and a percentage of your purchase will be donated to the Honorary Rangers on your behalf. Get your card at your nearest Woolworths, or simply apply online.
- While getting your MyPlanet card, sign the petition to save our rhinos.
Honorary Rangers understand the importance of conserving our environment for the enjoyment of generations to come. By becoming an Honorary Ranger, you can put your beliefs into practice through the gifts of time and expertise.