The multiple award-winning wildlife crime thriller, ‘STROOP – Journey into the Rhino Horn War’ received its 26th award this past weekend when the documentary’s filmmakers, Susan Scott and Bonné de Bod were honoured with the SANParks Kudu Award for Best Television Journalism for 2018/2019.
Hosted annually, the Kudu Award is one of the country’s top conservation prizes given by the South African National Parks (SANParks) to recognise conservationists including SANParks staff, NGO partners and the media.
According to Fundisile Mketeni, SANParks CEO, “Awareness of conservation issues is of vital importance and if we want to better protect our national parks,we need to educate and inform the public. The media is key in this role.
The panel of judges said the filmmakers were honoured for creating an outstanding rhino awareness tool and that they had made an immense contribution to dissemination of conservation information through the use of television.