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Richard Shannon - Tusker Corridor Warrior

Richard Shannon - Tusker Corridor Warrior

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In July 2021, I will be attempting to run the twenty day, 370km hiking trail from Addo Elephant National Park to the Diepwalle Forest in Knysna in under four and a half days.

This will involve crossing seven mountain ranges, numerous river crossing and passing through five different biological communities.

I am doing this to raise awareness and funds for the Eden to Addo Corridor Initiative.

The Eden to Addo vision is to link three mega-reserves, the Garden Route National Park, The Baviaanskloof World Heritage Site and the Addo Elephant National Park by means of natural corridors to protect and restore the integrity of bio-diversity and eco-system functioning.

Your support as I take on this massive challenge will be very much appreciated!

----------    About The Tusker    ----------

The Tusker is a 230 mile, non-stop, self-navigated, semi-supported expedition ultra trail run through the Eden To Addo Wildlife Corridor.

#TuskerTough #AfricanUltraRunning

#InTheFootstepsOfGiants #WhereLegendsComeToPlay

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  • Jun 09, 2021 - USD $ 73.67
  • "I wish you all the best little brother. Lots of love, Kiks" - Christine Merrell

  • Jun 07, 2021 - USD $ 74.49
  • "Go have fun..." - Dan

  • Feb 04, 2020 - USD $ 50.00
  • "Good luck little brother. xx" - Kiki

  • Jan 01, 2020 - USD $ 71.20
  • "You are very special raising money for this cause. xxx" - Christine

  • Dec 20, 2019 - USD $ 50.00
  • "Give it horns (or tusks) Richard" - Geoff Walsh

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Donations to date

R 4 460.43

Fundraising target

R 25 000.00

Eden to Addo Corridor Initiative

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THE DREAM: The Eden to Addo vision is based on the practical potential within the landscape connecting the Western and Eastern Cape of South Africa. But this vision is guided by a deeper question and dream: What if we could re-establish ancient elephant migration paths across the Cape, what then? What other wildlife will benefit and how would that restore the ecological balance of the region?