16 Feb
2018
From left: Sipho Mtolo (KZN Wildlife Board Member), Bruce Crouch, Vice-chairman Kloof Conservancy, Khulekani Ngubane, Chairman of outreach partners Kwa- Ximba Conservancy, Simon Maphumulo, Kloof Conservancy Exec team, Dylan Dyzel from Ranga Media, Sandra Hanafey, representing Exec team, Waldo Bekker, Conservation Officer, Krantzkloof Nature Reserve, and Bheki Khoza, Acting CEO, Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife.

Over the years, we have had numerous reasons to feature the work of Kloof Conservancy. Now, this band of volunteers has been recognised by Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife for their exceptional contribution to conservation in our province.

Projects highlighted in the citation of this external award include an innovative signage system which uses smartphone technology to make a visit to the Krantzkloof Nature Reserve more interactive; the Kloof Conservancy Three Falls Trail Run, which has, over the past two years, contributed towards a 35% increase in visitor numbers to the reserve, as well as raising over R120 000 for conservation in the area; and various outreach efforts beyond the reserve, which all act to spread a conservation mindset and expand the “green footprint”.

“The dedicated activities of the Kloof Conservancy are a microcosm of the pivotal dynamics of 21st century conservation in South Africa. We at Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife are exceptionally proud of the Kloof Conservancy and, it must be said, all those people who continue to support them. Their passion and wisdom, and the success they have achieved are highly deserving of this award.”

TO FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT THE LONGTERM SUSTAINABILITY OF THESE ACTIVITIES THROUGH THE KLOOF CONSERVANCY CHARITABLE TRUST, EMAIL CHARITABLETRUST@KLOOFCONSERVANCY.ORG.ZA

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