Rhino protectors win Kudu award

2018-11-29 06:02
=Addo Elephant National Park’s Kenneth Jewell (left) and Gibson Thambo proudly showing off their spoils as Acting Minister of Environmental Affairs, Derek Hanekom (right), looks on.                                                     Photo:SUPPLIED

=Addo Elephant National Park’s Kenneth Jewell (left) and Gibson Thambo proudly showing off their spoils as Acting Minister of Environmental Affairs, Derek Hanekom (right), looks on. Photo:SUPPLIED

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

FIELD rangers from Addo Elephant National Park and conservation support staff were part of the winning team in the Special Team Effort Award category at the 15th annual Kudu Awards at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Gauteng.

Each year deserving conservationists are celebrated and recognised by South African National Parks (SANParks) at the gala event, in partnership with First National Bank and Total South Africa.

“The prestige Kudu Award celebrates both internal staff members in the Chief Executive awards categories as well as external stakeholders across various environmentally-focused categories,” said Fayroush Ludick, Regional Manager: Communications, SANParks.

The Special Team Effort award was shared between various departments and parks – Marakele and Addo Elephant National parks, as well as the Conservation and Veterinary Wildlife Services and Communications Divisions.

These staff members were instrumental in the translocation of six rhino initially from Marakele National Park to Addo Elephant National Park in January this year, the care of these animals in Addo for nearly four months and their subsequent transfer to Zakouma National Park (African Parks) in Chad in May.

“The arrival of the rhino in Chad marked the first time in 46 years that black rhino roamed the Central African country. Their translocation was achieved through a collaboration between the Department of Environmental Affairs, the Government of Chad, SANParks and the African Parks Foundation,” said Ludick.

Unfortunately four out of six rhinos have died in two separate occasions over the past month, but not from poaching, says African Parks.

“Post-mortems and tests on blood, tissue and faeces have been sent to a lab in South Africa for testing to establish the cause of death,” said Ludick.

NEXT ON NEWS24X

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

 
/News
Traffic Alerts
Traffic

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Jobs in Western Cape region

HSE Manager

Cape Town
Tumaini Consulting
R550 000.00 - R650 000.00 Per Year

Reporting Accountant

Cape Town
Network Finance Professional / Prudential
R310 000.00 - R360 000.00 Per Year

SQL Reporter

Cape Town
Communicate Cape Town IT
R10 000.00 - R12 000.00 Per Month

Property [change area]

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.