Making it happen starts with good logistical planning and a proper base. That is Gerhard, Elmarie and Klipbokkop with its awesome people. Thanks guys.
However, that is only the beginning. The real lifeblood of the Outreach is Toyota South Africa and all the other sponsors. Doing what needs to be done means going to some remote places and when managing a team of more than 30 in a convoy of 12 vehicles, you don’t want to stress about reliability. That’s where Toyota leads the way. Thanks to the Toyota SA team who supported and joined us on the trip: Ferdi, Anthony, Anton, Mary, Sue and Leo. We appreciate your commitment and taking time off your busy programs to join us in the veld.
But that’s not all. The Outreach is also supported by a whole bunch of other superheroes creating an infrastructure that makes it possible to sample 3544 unique species in 3 weeks – the single biggest contribution to the iBOL project so far.
To say thanks to all of you, the team got together and created the Toyota Enviro Outreach Graffiti Wall of Fame. Enjoy!
Clocking more species per kilometre with Toyota who will lead the way for the next 3 years.
There is a mega amount of species in the world. Megaworld will help iBOL get them and will look after this convoy’s special needs.
Be at home in a hotspot with Campworld’s comfort and ease.
The Jurgens trailers pulled their weight all the way.
With the Goodyear tyres we treaded lightly through the biodiversity hotspots.
To ensure you get all the species, go Cross Country specialised insurance.
When collecting in the succulent hotspots, National Luna kept them cool at minus 10 to the lab.
Total fuels made it possible to reach the Total environment.
Garmin – the GPS of DNA.
Varta is the volts behind the vaults of species in the environment.
The team at Klipbokkop produced true to form.
Goodbye until next time from all your Outreach Buddies.
PS. Gerhard has just left for a planning session with Toyota South Africa and UJ for the 2011 Outreach. Next week he starts his reconnaissance for the new route.