From a young age, he dedicated his life to nature conservation and the protection of the planet. At only 16 years old, Braam ran 532km in 11 days (from Plett-CT) to raise funds for the protection of the Langebaan lagoon. In 1999 he completed another 620kms from Tsitsikamma National Park to Kirstenbosch Gardens, involving many thousands of children, to raise funds to assist South African National Parks in its ongoing fight against the scourge of poaching.As an Honorary Ranger for SANParks, he was involved in training rangers for counter poaching operations.
Public Volunteers in Conservation
Our contribution is manifested in many ways, such as raising valuable funds, creating vital public awareness and supplying much needed manpower and equipment to supplement various conservation, tourism and environmental education needs within SANParks.
We are involved in activities such as bush camps, removal of alien invasive plants, counter poaching displays in shopping centres, talks at schools and clean up campaigns. Without our assistance the parks would be so much poorer and in some areas struggling.
The SANParks Honorary Rangers movement is open to people with a passion for nature and a dedication to support the South African National Parks. We facilitate various activities through which the public can become involved in support of SANParks and enjoy the wonder of our natural heritage.
For more information on our latest activities and how you can become involved, follow this link SANPARKS