Re: Anti-Poaching Campaigns & Initiatives

Thu Jan 14, 2016 1:22 pm

Excellent idea \O

Re: Anti-Poaching Campaigns & Initiatives

Thu Feb 18, 2016 4:21 pm ... p?id=56596

Travelling to Kruger next week? Have your say on our precious rhinos

Date: 2016-02-17

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Dear visitor

As a guest of the Kruger National Park you may be aware of the plight of our rhinos. During your upcoming visit to the Park, we would love to meet up with you to hear your views on this issue. SANParks has taken hands with a group of organisations represented below on a project to find out how tourists feel about our rhinos being poached.

If you are going to be at any of the following camps during 22 - 25 February 2016, you can "HAVE YOUR SAY" by participating in a one-on-one conversation or a group discussion with representatives from the University of Pretoria.

Lower Sabie
Biyamiti Bushveld Camp
Please send an email to Prof Berendien Lubbe from the University of Pretoria at if you are interested in participating.

Let's do what we can, while we can, to protect our RHINOS, and with your help, working together, we may save one more RHINO.


Prof Berendien Lubbe
Head: Division Tourism Management
Department of Marketing Management
University of Pretoria
Tel: +27 12 4204102
Cell: +27824521743
Fax: +27124203349

Re: Anti-Poaching Campaigns & Initiatives

Sat Jul 23, 2016 12:24 pm

Bringing out the Big Guns: Kruger gets heavy artillery to combat poaching


“The time has come for everyone to stand up and fight against poaching in order to help ensure these precious heritages for our children’s children survive forever."

With these words, SANParks CEO, Fundisile Mketeni received a 40mm Under Barrel Grenade Launcher (UBGL) system on behalf of South African National Parks (SANParks) in Groenkloof Pretoria. The artillery, SANParks says, will assist in the on-going fight against poaching in the Kruger National Park (KNP), South Africa’s largest national Park.

SANParks is home to the largest population of rhino in the world and the majority of these rhino reside in the iconic KNP.

Mketeni says that with the increased incursions in the KNP, SANParks will continue to look at new and innovative ways in fighting the relentless incursions that we are dealing with in order to protect the rhino. “The South African rhino population is one of the last viable rhino populations in the world which makes it extremely vulnerable. South Africa is therefore the remaining hope for the world in terms of rhino conservation and as such, we have no choice but to conquer this war.”

The UBGL was made by large weapon manufacturer Milkor, a world leader in the design, development and manufacturing of 37/38 and 40mm weapons systems, famous for its 40mm MGL (Multiple Grenade Launcher) range of products.

The company is known for its prolific use in many Defense and Police Forces for more than 35 years, and with 60 000 of its systems sold in more than 50 countries worldwide.

Marius Roos, CEO Milkor says they are confidant that the UBGLs’ light weight and durable characteristics along with its diverse less-lethal and lethal applications such as flare, smoke, flash bang, impulse and rubber rounds will aid SANParks’ Anti-Poaching operations.

The UBGL gives the user an added advantage over the traditional type launcher as it forms part and parcel of the main weapon or assault rifle.

“SANParks will be able to deploy these weapon systems as part of their arsenal of weapons to combat poaching activities nationally. Milkor is committed to the fight and we continually improve our weapons to adapt to these unique requirements,” Roos says.

SANParks said at the event that partnerships of this nature allow them to provide the desperately needed support in terms of equipment to the counter poaching teams who are in the bush at this very moment.

Re: Anti-Poaching Campaigns & Initiatives

Sat Jul 23, 2016 3:36 pm

That will frighten the daylights out of them! ^Q^ ^Q^ ^Q^

Re: Anti-Poaching Campaigns & Initiatives

Mon Jul 25, 2016 10:18 am

Hopefully! \O

Re: Anti-Poaching Campaigns & Initiatives

Mon Jul 25, 2016 2:51 pm

I hope they know how to use it and not kill other animals in the process O**

Re: Anti-Poaching Campaigns & Initiatives

Mon Jul 25, 2016 5:32 pm

There was an article in Beeld saturday,'s used for firing "green" ammo that is environmentally friendly...flares, smoke etc. It biodegrades! \O

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Mon Jul 25, 2016 5:33 pm


Re: Anti-Poaching Campaigns & Initiatives

Mon Jul 25, 2016 6:10 pm

Richprins wrote:There was an article in Beeld saturday,'s used for firing "green" ammo that is environmentally friendly...flares, smoke etc. It biodegrades! \O

They still need to know how to use it O** ^0^

Re: Anti-Poaching Campaigns & Initiatives

Mon Sep 26, 2016 10:53 am

Zwelithini urges Zulu people to protect rhinos

2016-09-25 06:03
Paddy Harper

Durban - King Goodwill Zwelithini called on Zulu people to defend the province’s natural resources, including rhinos.

A poaching onslaught has claimed 117 rhinos in the province so far this year.

“[You] be the police to defend the rhinos. Be the last line of defence against this scourge of rhino killing. I urge you,” the king told a gathering.

He was addressing the Umkhosi Welembe, a cultural festival held in Durban, yesterday. The event is normally held at Stanger (KwaDukuza), the seat of King Shaka’s throne. This year it was held at Durban’s Moses Mabhida Stadium to mark 45 years of King Zwelithini’s rule and to commemorate the passing of 200 years since the amalgamation of a series of clans into the Zulu nation.

“As I am talking to you, six rhinos have been killed this month alone. The killing of rhinos is ... a shame. This is your treasure, your legacy that you are destroying. Please defend your animals,’’ the king said.

Turning to the ongoing student protests, he said students should not burn their campuses as they were destroying their means of advancing in life. He urged students to honour the nation by acting in a way befitting future leaders.

President Jacob Zuma, who also spoke at the event, called for the reviving of customs based on respect, and he also stressed the preservation of heritage.