SANParks Honorary Rangers (SHR) is the official SANParks volunteer organisation, mandated in a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between SANParks and SHR. We are a registered public benefit and non-profit organisation. As SANParks‘ preferred channel for public support, we provide the people and businesses of South Africa with the opportunity to support national parks.
We are one of South Africa‘s leading conservation nongovernmental organisations (NGOs). Among the non-governmental South African initiatives, we provide the lion’s share of support for counter-poaching activities.
Honorary Rangers are involved at various levels, including assisting at entry gates, raising funds for anti-poaching and other SANParks activities, assisting with visitor management, running youth activities and specialist advice on infrastructure and scientific projects.
Each of the 31 regions engages in local projects and initiatives, including raising funds (through golf days and other activities), maintaining hiking routes, running birding weekends and renovating historical areas.