Hlane Royal National Park’s 2012 Earth Hour IWIYW Challenge

 

 

 

Earth Hour is a worldwide event that is organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and is held on the last Saturday of March annually.

It encourages households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights for one

hour to raise awareness about the need to take action on climate change.

The event that began in Sydney, Australia in 2007 has grown intoa global movement with Swazi school pupil Nathi Mzileni and his enviromental group Green Enviro from Simunye pioneering the movement in Swaziland in 2011.

With conservation at the very heart of  Big Game Parks  as our mission is  to conserve the rich biodiversity of Swaziland’s natural heritage — we could not be left out in this year’s Earth Hour challenge.

This year’s theme is I Will If You Will. Individuals and organisations are daring people to do something about climate change and they pledge to do something in return.

Hlane Royal National Park’s IWIYW Challenge

Hlane Royal National Park is Going Beyond The Hour and is challenging neighbouring Thembelisha Preparatory School’s Grade 7 class to a roadside clean up around their area. This challenge is to happen once every school term.

In return, Hlane will sponsor a free educational at the park for the class as well as an impala on the spit for their year-end function. Check out our video above or click here.

Keep your eyes glued on this blog and our website as we update you on the 9-month-long challenge. Contact us for more information on this challenge and other community projects  we are involved in.

Author: Big Game Parks

Sawubona! Welcome to Big Game Parks' Blog! From the flatlands in the East, through the mountainous and scenic West, to the heart of the lowveld in the South East, the Kingdom of Swaziland not only offers you nearly every example of African landscape but also unforgettable wildlife, culture, adventure and birding experiences. Big Game Parks (BGP) is a private non-profit Trust which manages three game reserves in Swaziland: Hlane Royal National Park, Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary and Mkhaya Game Reserve. All follow a common mission: to conserve the rich biodiversity of Swaziland's natural heritage. In 1960 the Reilly's family established the Kingdom's first game reserve on the Reilly family farm, Mlilwane. Hlane Royal National Park and Mkhaya Game Reserve soon followed and today the company's contribution to the restoration and protection of the Kingdom’s biodiversity is of great significance (BGP actually saved 22 species from extinction in Swaziland!) and can truly be appreciated by the discerning traveller. Swaziland is well-situated between Kruger National Park and Kwa-Zulu Natal as well as Gauteng, Mpumalanga and Maputo. Big Game Parks’ well-positioned and diverse game reserves are an essential destination in any itinerary. Discover all the latest Big Game Parks tourism, conservation and community happenings right here. Sitawubonana! See you soon!

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