Giving Tuesday 2020 is here!
This holiday season, GCC and our partner organizations are giving local students the chance to see wildlife up close and in person for the very first time. And you can be a part of it! By donating $15 this Giving Tuesday, you can join us in sending children on holiday game drives within the greater Kruger Park Ecosystem, home to some of Africa’s most iconic and beautiful animals. And, as a supporter, you will get exclusive video access to “ride along” with our students and experience the magic of African wildlife through their eyes.
Ernest Hlati, Principal of Dayimani High School is Appointed GCC Advisor
GCC is honored to welcome Ernest Hlati, longstanding principal of Dayimani High School, to the team as an advisor to its Board of Directors.
Having Hlati on the GCC team is a huge honor for us, as GCC Founder Matt Lindenberg explains: “Mr. Hlati brings over three decades of professional experience from the education sector to the GCC mission. His commitment to excellence, authentic community involvement, and his goal to create an equitable future for all South Africans makes Mr. Hlati’s appointment a massive milestone for the GCC team. We have truly found a man of the people in Mr. Hlati, and we are incredibly excited to see what great impact we can achieve together.”
Becoming a Ranger: Sifiso Surprise Shares His Story
GCC’s Matt Lindenberg chats with field ranger trainee – Sifiso Surprise Lukhele – about his love for animal conservation, why he wanted to become a field ranger, and how coming from a poor family should never stop you from dreaming.
Meet the GCC Family: Bea Asuncion
Expertise: Social media marketing
GCC Position: Marketing Associate
Favorite animal: “Aside from my dog, my favorite animal is the sloth.”
A wonderful list of circumstances led Bea to GCC. It all started when she went back to college to improve her knowledge of social media, but the class was full, so she ended up taking a sociology class instead. This course opened her eyes to so many things and led to her quitting her job in real estate marketing, moving to the countryside, embracing a more sustainable lifestyle, and starting a job as Marketing Associate for GCC.
Bea is responsible for all of GCC’s social media posts and loves nothing more than researching all the weird and wonderful facts about our planet’s wildlife. GCC’s growth and engagement across social media has exploded since Bea joined the team.
Bea is committed to net-zero living and hasn’t bought a new item of clothing in three years. She goes everywhere by bicycle and buys her food from local markets. She is an inspiration to all of us.
Conservation News to Know
- Wildlife in ‘catastrophic decline’ due to human destruction, scientists warn
- Up to 48 species saved from extinction by conservation efforts, study finds
- Biocultural heritage territories: key to halting biodiversity loss
- The New Big 5 project is an international initiative to create a New Big 5 (#NewBig5) of wildlife: the Big 5 of photography, not hunting. Shooting with a camera, not a gun.