One Land Love It - ordinary people have to take action

2016-07-07 06:00
=Wayne Bolton during the launch of his One Land Love It (OLLI) Expedition at the Boardwalk. He will be back in August, sharing tales of adventure and inspiration in aid of our rhino and natural heritage.     Photo: WERNER HILLS

=Wayne Bolton during the launch of his One Land Love It (OLLI) Expedition at the Boardwalk. He will be back in August, sharing tales of adventure and inspiration in aid of our rhino and natural heritage. Photo: WERNER HILLS

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Save the date of Friday 5 August and be part of the live audience for the One Land Love It (OLLI) Expedition Documentary.

Hear first-hand from intrepid cyclist Wayne Bolton and his support team the tales of adventure and inspiration in aid of our rhino and natural heritage.

The One Land Love It Expedition 2015/2016, which ended at Addo Elephant National Park in February, was a successful fundraising and awareness cycle. Port Elizabeth businessman, Wayne Bolton, cycled 6 000km over 80 days to all 19 South African National Parks (SANParks), where he interacted with staff from all the parks.

Upon his return, one of the things he highlighted was how prevalent the threat to the rhino and the natural heritage is.

The escalation of poaching in South Africa and the continent as a whole is alarming, with statistics showing that Africa has lost 90% of its elephant population in the last century and if nothing changes the elephant along with the rhino could be extinct by 2025.

According to John Adendorff, Addo Elephant National Park’s Conservation Manager, “The Eastern Cape is home to the largest population Black Rhino sub-species bicornis bicornis (meaning two-horned), the desert rhino.

“Any rhino lost is a disaster, but losing one desert rhino could equate to 150 white rhino lost. This is purely based on numbers and the threatened status of the species. For this reason we value the support and awareness created by OLLI.”

Wayne, who considers himself just another ordinary South African says, “Ordinary people have to make a difference. We can contribute to the cause in any number of ways - from investing money in suitable organisations, to lobbying government for a stronger response. Even by creating awareness through education to those that don’t yet know, even if it is just a like or a share on social media.”

Wayne Bolton and his family will be taking to the stage at the Sun Boardwalk Amphitheatre and they are inviting you to be part of journey through their #jointcustody campaign.

Winter homecoming campfire

The evening will take the format of a winter campfire setting where the Boltons will recount stories of their journey.

If you want to join their journey of #jointcustody, then you can purchase tickets (R120/person) to their Homecoming Campfire from Alpha Labour Solutions or contact Nikki at nikki@oneland.co.za or 083 642 2374.

The evening will begin with hot venison potjie meal from 18:00, with musical entertainment followed by the family recounting the expedition for guests.

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