Honorary Officer Association – North West Parks & Tourism Board
The primary objective of the Honorary Officer Association is to support the North West Parks and Tourism Board in its conservation efforts by providing Officers to operate under their jurisdiction in their Parks and Game Reserves.More About Honorary Officers
PILANESBERG NATIONAL PARK
With Visitor Management being a primary HO activity in Pilanesberg HOs are called upon to educate and direct the behaviour of self-drive visitors and assist in managing traffic at popular sightings. Duties, amongst others, also include the monitoring of important species (VIS).
BORAKALALO GAME RESERVE
With fishermen flooding to the Klipvoor Dam, HOs do routine checks to see that they’re fishing legally and not over fishing the bountiful dam. Foot patrols to look for unnatural activity and to remove snares is also a key activity with many local villages bordering the park.
KGASWANE MOUNTAIN RESERVE
Key activities in Kgaswane Mountain Reserve include the education and management of the many day visitors including picnickers and cyclists as well as campers that frequent the reserve. Often hikers who underestimate the high grading of the trails need to be assisted.
MAFIKENG GAME RESERVE
The Mafikeng Game Reserve is a favourite training ground for the HOs Very Important Species (VIS) monitoring. Conservation is very close to the heart of every HO and learning how to monitor and correctly record the sex and age of VIS is a skill worth learning.