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. Donate now by visiting the link below: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/champion/project/spotters-binocular-fund
For further information, please contact Shark Spotters at firstname.lastname@example.org.