Marking year one of a three year sponsorship to boost anti-poaching strategies, Saint-Gobain Gyproc South Africa handed over a R1 million cheque to the SANParks Honorary Rangers on Friday morning in Groenkloof, Tshwane.


Saint-Gobain Gyproc is a leading interior building solutions group, manufacturing lightweight building materials and RhinoBoard and RhinoLite for all interior lining applications from ceilings and walls to thermal drylining.

In 2017, Saint-Gobain Gyproc South Africa launched its three year partnership with SANParks Honorary Rangers, a R1million rand campaign to raise funds for rhino anti-poaching efforts in South Africa.

In support of SANParks’ continuous efforts to keep South Africa’s rhino safe, the company will be donating R1 million each year over the next three years as well as a percentage of sales from its RhinoBoard and RhinoLite products.

“Despite the valiant efforts of SANParks to stop the brutal slaughter of South Africa’s rhino, the safety of these animals is still in jeopardy. These African icons are being slaughtered everyday right under our noses and anti-poaching efforts need corporate support. We can’t stand by and do nothing while these magnificent animals are driven to extinction,” says David Anderson, CEO of Saint-Gobain Sub-Saharan Africa.

The sponsorship will go towards training and buying much-needed equipment in the field for rangers, and for support of the Air Wing and Veterinary Wildlife Services of SANParks to combat the threat of rhino poaching.

“We are honoured to have Saint-Gobain’s support in our efforts to fight rhino poaching in South Africa. Everything we can add to our current projects goes towards increasing our endeavours in the rhino conservation space and we are grateful for Saint-Gobain’s long-term commitment to and involvement with SANParks,” says Phill Strauss, Chairperson of SANParks Honorary Rangers.

To find out more about Saint-Gobain Gyproc SA’s conservation commitment, visit the @GyprocSA Facebook page or tweet them at @GyprocSA using the hashtag #GyprocLovesRhinos.

To support the cause, purchase any Saint-Gobain Gyproc RhinoBoard and RhinoLite product and look out for the SANParks Honorary Rangers endorsement logo to ensure you are buying an original product and contributing towards rhino conservation.

Sources: Supplied
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