Amdec Group Donates R1.25 million to SANParks Honorary Rangers for counter-poaching
Since 2015, the Conservation Services National Project of the SANParks Honorary Rangers has received an annual donation of R250 000 from the Amdec Group. This brings the total raised for anti-poaching to R1,25 million over the past 5 years, a feat made possible by the close relationship between the Chairman of Amdec Group, John Wilson, and SHR member, Janssen Davies.
The donations have been used to procure essential anti-poaching equipment, such as landing lights for helicopters in the Kruger National Park, equipment for rangers and support for the SANParks Air Wing.
The Amdec Group describes itself to be a proudly South African company that’s “invested in and optimistic about the future of our beautiful country”. For this reason, they seek to safeguard the environment through their commitment towards eco-sustainable development, and preserve our rich natural heritage for future generations to enjoy.
With this goal in mind, John decided to create the Save Our Rhinos initiative. The initiative was founded in 2015 with the intention of combining his business interests with his enthusiasm for wildlife and photography to raise funds in support of anti-poaching projects.
All funds raised through the Save Our Rhino’s initiative are donated to the SANParks Honorary Rangers, who allocate the funds to counter-poaching initiatives in South Africa’s National Parks
John Wilson believes that each donation received – no matter how big or small – can make a lasting impact on reducing the number of animals poached.
The ceremonial cheque of R250 000 was handed over by John Wilson to Janssen Davies at a hand-over ceremony in Cape Town on 20 January 2020.
Janssen expressed his gratitude for this exceptional donation, adding that the SHR are looking forward to many years of close collaboration with the Amdec Group to help stop poaching in our National Parks.