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SPOTTERS BINOCULAR FUND

SPOTTERS BINOCULAR FUND

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Shark Spotters improves beach safety by applying innovative and responsible shark safety solutions that reduce the spatial overlap between people and sharks, thereby reducing the risk of a shark bite.

Trained observers (spotters) strategically located at elevated positions above high-risk shark beaches provide an early warning system for water users of the presence of great white sharks.

Binoculars are an essential tool for ensuring the spotters can keep water users safe at our operating beaches. They allow the spotters to zoom in on movements in the water to confirm the species of animal, and accurately assess any potential threats near the water user area.

The current binoculars the spotters have are old, low power, in a state of disrepair, and need replacing urgently. 

We need to buy 35 new pairs of high powered binoculars to ensure the spotters have the best tools for the job!

After testing several binoculars on the market we have found a model that offers the best value for money with powerful, bright and crisp optics. These are the Bushnell H20 10*42mm.

The normal recommended retail price of these binoculars is R2,390 per pair. However, Orms have generously agreed to give us a discounted rate of just R1,659 per pair, equaling R58,065 in total.

We are therefore appealing to the community to assist us in reaching our fundraising goal of R60,000 to purchase new binoculars for our team.

Please donate to this crowdfunding campaign to help us ensure that the spotters have the best possible equipment to continue keeping the beaches safe for ocean users in Cape Town.

 

 

Donations

  • May 22, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Fantastic service! " - Shaun

  • May 18, 2018 - R 60.00
  • "Thanks for keeping us safe!" - Corli

  • May 17, 2018 - USD $ 21.39
  • "Thank you for all your hard work!!!" - Wendy

  • May 15, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Good job" - Brett

  • May 15, 2018 - R 110.00
  • "Thanks guys!" - MS

  • May 15, 2018 - R 51.41
  • "Appreciate the amazing work you guys do!" - Renee

  • May 15, 2018 - USD $ 42.68
  • "Thanks for keeping all of us safe." - David

  • May 14, 2018 - R 1 705.78
  • "Thanks for all your great work." - Ollie Rattue

  • May 14, 2018 - R 500.00
  • "Thank you for taking care of us swimmers!" - Nandie WesselS

  • May 13, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK" - Sandy Bean

  • May 11, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Thanks for your dedication." - Dave Harris

  • May 10, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Thanks for all of your amazing work" - Chris nasj

  • May 09, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Keep up the good work!" - Julia

  • May 09, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Thank you guys for helping us keep a respectful distance from these apex predators. They are so critical to the marine ecosystem!" - Roland

  • May 09, 2018 - USD $ 4.18
  • "Thanks for your work!" - waynegraham

  • May 09, 2018 - USD $ 41.79
  • "Hi guys and girls rock. Thanks for keeping us safe in the ocean" - Dave K

  • May 08, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "S" - Anonymous

  • May 08, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Thanks guys." - Luke L

  • May 08, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Thank you guys. Keep up the good work!!" - RichD

  • May 08, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Keep up those Eagle eyes!" - Guy Rudolph

  • May 08, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Hey guys. Keep doing what you are doing!" - Liz Farquharson

  • May 08, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Thank you!!" - Bianca swanson

  • May 08, 2018 - R 510.00
  • "Awesome iniative, thanks spotters." - Al Roberts

  • May 08, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Thanks for the great work!" - Rob

  • May 08, 2018 - USD $ 83.78
  • "You guys do amazing work and we really appreciate it" - Douglas

  • May 07, 2018 - R 110.00
  • "Well done Shark Spotters - keeping people and sharks safe." - KimK

  • May 06, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "You look after us!" - Taryn Eliott

  • May 03, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Shark Spotters makes us proud to live in Cape Town!" - C & T

  • May 03, 2018 - USD $ 82.86
  • "Thanks for all you do" - Bill

  • May 03, 2018 - USD $ 4.14
  • "keep up the great work shark spotters! you guys are so valued!!!" - Bernice

  • May 03, 2018 - R 110.00
  • "Keep up the great work " - Ken

  • May 03, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Great work! Keep it up." - Jan Nel

  • May 03, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Thanks for looking out for us!" - Robyn Gwilt

  • May 02, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Thanks for the good work!" - Lucy Kingsley

  • Apr 30, 2018 - USD $ 50.77
  • "Thanks!" - Margaret

  • Apr 27, 2018 - USD $ 84.95
  • "My heroes " - G

  • Apr 25, 2018 - R 510.00
  • "Thanks for keeping an eye out for the grey suits and us waterusers! " - David

  • Apr 24, 2018 - R 51.41
  • "You're doing a great job - for conservation and for keeping us surfers safe!" - Anonymous

  • Apr 24, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Thanks for the good work" - Anonymous

  • Apr 23, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Thanx for the good work guys " - Stuart

  • Apr 19, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "I have two boys in the water every sunday. Keep the great job up!" - Lena Thiede

  • Apr 17, 2018 - USD $ 87.38
  • "Stay sharp, we are counting on you !" - Barry Shamley

  • Apr 17, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Thanks for the work that you do" - Stephen Hole

  • Apr 17, 2018 - R 3 328.00
  • "Kindly gifted for a worthy cause" - 4 Decades Capital (Pty) Ltd

  • Apr 17, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Thanks guys, great programme, helping to keep surfers and sharks safe in CT :-) " - Glenn

  • Apr 16, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Thanks guys for helping keep us safe :)" - Luke Johnstone

  • Apr 13, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Keep up the good work" - Leigh

  • Apr 13, 2018 - USD $ 43.64
  • "Everybody should be supporting this!! Thanks for the awesome work! " - Iain Campbell

  • Apr 13, 2018 - R 110.00
  • "Great job guys" - Mariam

  • Apr 12, 2018 - USD $ 5.26
  • "Keep up the good work" - Sebastian

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 67 174.14

Fundraising target

R 60 000.00

Funds raised offline

R 45 357.00
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Shark Spotters improves beach safety by applying innovative and responsible shark safety solutions that reduce the spatial overlap between people and sharks, thereby reducing the risk of a shark bite. We also provide emergency response in the event of a shark incident, as well as conduct cutting-edge applied research on shark behaviour and ecology, raise awareness about shark safety and conservation issues, and provide employment opportunities and skills development for shark spotters.