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Media release: KNP to host PEAP exhibition at Mopani Conference Centre

Date: 25th November 2010

Kruger National Park (KNP) - Mopani Conference Centre will host the Honorary Rangers from different regions who will be busy with a programme called “People Awareness and Education” (PEAP).

This programme which always runs in December will this year run from Friday, December 17, 2010 to Saturday, January 1, 2011 between 10:00 and 20:00 every day. The programme which includes an exhibition aims to educate the public about conservation issues.

The public can view displays in a form of mamba skins, lion skulls, shark teeth, shells, kudu horns, owl feathers and many other interesting animal objects while touching them as well. There will always be Honorary Rangers on site to answer questions from viewers and the exhibition will also provide an opportunity for the public to view the Conference Centre.

The exhibition is normally held at schools throughout the country in order to educate learners about nature conservation and what the various South African National Parks are all about.

The Honorary Rangers also tackle various issues ranging from poaching to the existence of the National Parks. Topics on snakes and other various aspects of nature conservation will be conducted at Mopani Conference Centre as follows:

  • Snakes Alive presented by Johan Smit with various snakes on 20 – 26 December 2010 between 07:00 and 20:0.
  •  Conservation topics presented by Brian Jones with the help of a cheetah on 27 – 31 December 2010 between 07:00 and 20:00.

Issued by:
Laura Mukwevho, Media Relations Practitioner, Kruger National Park. Contact: Tel: (013) 735 4262, cell: 082 807 1441 or e-mail:

William Mabasa, HOD: Public Relations and Communication, Kruger National Park. Contact: Tel: (013) 735 4363, cell: 082 807 3919 or e-mail:

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