WELCOME TO ONE LAND - LOVE it!
Why the Expedition?
Wayne believes that our National Parks serve as the custodian of the natural heritage of all South Africans, Africans and indeed, the international community.
SANParks are doing a sterling job of exercising their mandate. However, the responsibility of preserving out wildlife, flora and fauna will always rest with us as humans, civilians and custodians. Hence our slogan #jointcustody
It begs the question of each one of us:
“What have I ever done to contribute to the sustainability of my environment”?
By embarking on the One Land Love It Expedition (#OLLI), Wayne hopes to have provided ordinary people with an opportunity to make such a contribution by supporting his efforts.
Wayne physically and symbolically linked the various parks around our country. In so doing, he pointed to the fact that we form part of the chain with SANParks to protect our natural heritage. We can achieve synergy by working together.
Although SANParks has been used to represent the civilian interest, this is in no way intended to exclude the many private game parks, institutions and individuals who are making great contributions to conservation.
The well-publicised slaughter of our Rhino is the thin edge of the wedge – if we don’t stop it now, the elephant and lion will follow (and indeed, are already).
We are at a tipping point and need to do something about it.
In the eternal and well-worn words of Edmund Burke:
“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”
we CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE. merely BY ACTING, EVEN IN A SMALL WAY.
collectively, ORDINARY PEOPLE CAN DO EXTRAORDINARY THINGS.
A slogan of #OLLI is #JOINTCUSTODY - Wayne's children cycled part of the route with him and his wife, mother, father and father-in-law formed the support team emphasizing the message that the responsibility of our natural heritage is in the hands of all generations.
This is an ordinary family making a difference...
By linking each South African National Park,
the Expedition sOUGHT to symbolise our combined effort
for conservation across the country –
across all of South Africa’s colourful people.