Leave a Green Legacy Conservation Bequest
You can now help ensure the future of our precious natural heritage for generations to come.
Name the SANParks Honorary Rangers as a beneficiary in your will, and continue supporting that which you love so dearly.
Why should I leave a Green Legacy?
By leaving a bequest, you create a living Green Legacy, helping ensure the future of our National Parks.
Since 1964, the SANParks Honorary Rangers has been committed to supporting South African National Parks in protecting South Africa‚Äôs natural heritage and wildlife.
We have many wonderful success stories which include elephant and rhino anti-poaching, eco-education and individual National Parks support.
You can contribute to many more success stories which are yet to be created.
How do I make a bequest?
Your bequest can take several forms, for example:
- The balance of your estate after caring for your family and friends
- A specific portion of the balance of your estate
- A specific amount of money
- An individual item that has value, such as shares or land
Write this in to your will when updating your will.
If you already have a will you can simply create a codicil which names SANParks Honorary Rangers as a beneficiary. It is prepared and signed just like a will and can contain a specific bequest. It should not be necessary to rewrite your original will. Discuss any complex arrangements with whoever helped you draw up your original will.
If you wish your bequest to be used for a specific situation, project or park, please insert the specifics in to your will. Any further conditions or requirements may be added as required.
For bequests exceeding R50 000, the SANParks Honorary Rangers can publish your name on or near the fruits of yo ur legacy, or in our Annual Report. Please specify your requirements in this regard.
All bequests are exempt from Estate Duties. Most importantly, all moneys received are spent on the job that needs to be done and nothing is used up on admin or salaries, thereby positioning us as a world-class NGO.
When drafting your will or codicil, we recommend the following wording:
I (name) bequeath (the residue of my estate, or percentage of my estate, or a certain amount, etc.) as a Green Legacy to the SANParks Honorary Rangers, the conservation and non-profit organisation, registration no 806-703-NPO, and main place of business at SA National Parks, 643 Leyds Street, Muckleneuk, Pretoria, to be used at the sole discretion of (or add spesific use) the SANParks Honorary Rangers for use in Park Projects of the said Organisation in South Africa.
Please advise us!
Once you have drawn up your Green Legacy, please inform us that you have benefited SANParks Honorary Rangers in your will. We would greatly appreciate it, as having this information helps us to plan for the future.
You may call us direct on +27 (0)12 426-5026 or e-mail our Secretary, Mrs Taboureux Naude on JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING or fax us on +27 (0)12 343-4605.
At NO COST to you you can help support our National Parks ...
by doing your regular shopping!
MyPlanet, MySchool, MyVillage is a rewards program where your favourite charity gets rewarded for you shopping at one of almost 2000 establishments. And now you can support the work of the SANParks Honorary Rangers!
How does MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet work?
More than 600,000 South Africans carry MySchool cards. Supporters apply for a MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet card for free and nominate their favourite school or charity as the beneficiary.
When they purchase items from participating retailers they swipe the card with the purchase.
A small percentage of their transaction is then allocated to their beneficiary school or charity. All these transactions are recorded and a statement is sent to individual supporters on a monthly basis. The partner stores pay the donation on your behalf!
The supporter card is not a credit or debit card but simply tracks your transactions and your funds raised.
Shop at some of the following stores: Woolworths, Reggies, kalahari.com, Altech Netstar, Waltons, ToysRus, Jack's Paint & Hardware, Supa Quick, Engen Quick Shop and My School Travel.
Benefits of having a MyPlanet Card:
- Raise funds without it costing you a cent!
- Receive exclusive discounts from selected partners, such as WRewards at Woolworths and special offers from Altech Nestar. You can find the latest special offers for cardholders here .
- Receive a monthly statement via email or SMS showing your transactions and how much your beneficiary has raised.
- You can use your card at over 2000 different stores. Find the partner stores in your area here.
How can I become involved and make a difference?
If you already have a MyPlanet, MySchool or MyVillage card you can add the SANParks Honorary Rangers as a benificiarry by calling 0860 100 445 during office hours.
KNP RANGERS WILL FLY TO ANOTHER HEIGHT TO STOP THE SLAUGHTER
The patrolling of the two million hectare Kruger National Park (KNP) will from today ease a bit as the KNP, Managing Executive, Mr Abe Sibiya handed over an Ultra-Light Bantam Aircraft to enhance rangers' ability to deal with rhino poaching as well as accepted R1 374 327 rand worth of donated equipment on behalf of the park's Ranger Corps from the SANParks Honorary Rangers.
"The Bantam and other equipment will considerably enhance the effectiveness of the Ranger corp. by providing them with tools to patrol over larger areas. Our anti poaching teams can no longer only patrol on foot, bicycles, motorbikes or vehicles; but must be able to conduct aerial patrols armed with sophisticated field equipment in the huge areas under their responsibility day and night," said Mr Sibiya during his speech at the handover event at Shingwedzi.
In the five months of this year alone, the rhino poached in South Africa had already exceeded 235. Mr Sibiya said there is no secret that as a country, the fight against poaching is ever present and continues today with an intensity that has never been seen before.
"We continue to find well-equipped poachers that aim to illegally capitalize on the Park's natural heritage. I therefore would like to encourage not only the entire Ranger Corps team to continue with their efforts of fighting the rhino poaching scourge; but all of us as citizens of the country to rally behind them as the eyes and ears of the world are on us."
The SANParks Honorary Rangers from various regions not only donated equipment worth more than a million rand, but they also donated the equipment inside the hangar and contributed to the operational cost of the Bantam to the value of R100 000.
Equipment included torches, night vision goggles, thermal binoculars and scope mounts; which will all be used during patrols and other vital anti poaching work in the KNP.
From left: Mr Abe Sibiya, Mr John Turner, Mr Chris Herbst - Honorary Ranger from Pretoria Region who donated R48 000 from his family business towards the Bantam maintenance, Mr Marius Renke and Mr Ben van Eeden, Regional General Manager: Nxanatseni Region, KNP
Middle Mr Albert Machaba, Regional Ranger: Nxanatseni North and Mr Stephen Midzi, Vlakteplaas Section Ranger try-out the donated equipment from Honorary Rangers. With them are Mr John Turner and Mr Abe Sibiya.
Poachers will often slip across borders to target animals, and then flee back to avoid apprehension. Kruger National Park works closely with the neighbouring Limpopo National Park in Mozambique to combat such activities.
During 2008 the Kruger National Park lent Limpopo National Park one of two counter poaching boats, which was donated by the Conservation Services unit of the SANParks Honorary Rangers to SANParks. This meant that the Olifants River George and Massingir dam area could be patrolled from both the South African and Mozambique side. This would prevent illegal fishing activities, and block an important entry route in to Kruger, which was used to ferry rhino poachers in to the park.
Because of severe budget constraints this boat could not be fully utilised by the Limpopo National Park rangers, and lay idle while the route again became an active poacher entry point.
The Virtual Region of the SANParks Honorary Rangers has now announced that they will sponsor the running costs of the boat with a once off donation. This will enable the Limpopo National Park to once again use this boat to prevent poaching activities, and will contribute significantly in the war against rhino poaching.
Please support the counter poaching effort by donating to this cause. This will make it possible for the SANParks Honorary Rangers to support efforts such as this, which makes a big difference on the ground, and which prevents rhino and other animals from being poached. Donate via our secure Given Gain donation system:
Bantam Aircraft for Mokala National Park.
After months of fund raising and careful planing the Johannesburg and West Rand regions of the SANParks Honorary Rangers are proud to announce the arrival of a Bantam Micro Light Aircraft to aid with the Anti Poaching efforts in the Mokala National Park near Kimberly. Official hand over will take place at Mokala in the near Future.
See Pics below