Re: Anti-Poaching Campaigns & Initiatives

Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:22 pm

This is too much info, especially saying North will come later. But hopefully not too concrete?

But good! Most visit friends in staff quarters, I think.

It is also vitally important to concentrate on fixing CCTV cameras at all gates, this will help for all offenders, not just poachers. AW actually offered to fix the cameras at Malelane gate a couple of years ago, but we were redirected.

Re: Anti-Poaching Campaigns & Initiatives

Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:13 pm

Of course 0*\ 0*\ You might see something which was not supposed to go public O**

Re: Anti-Poaching Campaigns & Initiatives

Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:13 pm

KUKUZA – Thirteen suspected poachers were arrested in the Kruger National Park (KNP) in three different operations on March 28.

One of the suspects was fatally wounded in Pretoriuskop after dark and a ranger was shot in the foot.

An employee of SANParks was among those arrested.

The arrests were carried out in various parts of the KNP.

A high-calibre rifle, ammunition and poaching equipment was confiscated in Pretoriuskop. This is where the suspect was fatally wounded. His accomplice was arrested.

During these operations, one of the SANParks field rangers was shot and his foot injured. He was airlifted to hospital where he has been stabilised. His injury is not life-threatening. He is receiving medical treatment and counselling.

Five suspected poachers were arrested at the Paul Kruger Gate when they attempted to enter the KNP. The suspects include a member of SAPS Bushbuckridge.

Six suspects were taken into custody at the Phalaborwa Gate. They include a SANParks Environmental Monitor based at Letaba.

The suspects were found in possession of a firearm, ammunition and poaching equipment and were apparently on their way into the park.

The Chief Ranger, Nicholus Funda, congratulated the rangers saying, “this is a befitting honour to our fallen colleagues, one of whom we laid to rest on Sunday, that we are carrying out our mission to jealously guard our natural assets. Technology coupled with our member’s determination is ensuring that we successfully apprehend those intending to poach our rhino.”

Investigations are ongoing in all the cases.

Re: Anti-Poaching Campaigns & Initiatives

Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:27 pm

Even one Sanparks employee is too much 0*\ but better arrested than running loose \O

Re: Anti-Poaching Campaigns & Initiatives

Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:20 pm

Ja, everyone feeding at the trough now, too easy. But excellent work and congratulations to SP antipoaching. Efforts and informants and integrity by a part of the forces are paying off slowly but surely, a microcosm of the country. :yes:

The traitorous scum's time is running out!

Re: Anti-Poaching Campaigns & Initiatives

Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:37 pm

Optimist!.....but I really hope so \O

Re: Anti-Poaching Campaigns & Initiatives

Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:53 am

Another ranger shot! 0*\ Although, maybe with so many of them being involved in poaching in might be hard to tell who's good and who's bad! :twisted: --00--

Re: Anti-Poaching Campaigns & Initiatives

Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:52 am

Anti-poaching aided from the sky

Aerial support for KNP anti-poaching endeavours received a boost when, in celebration of World Rhino Day, MyPlanet Rhino Fund announced it would donate about R1,2 million to buy it a Foxbat A-22LS aircraft.

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MBOMBELA – The administrators of the fund said in a statement last week that technology would improve aerial support for the anti-poaching unit. Aircraft form a critical component of anti-poaching efforts.
The MyPlanet Rhino Fund, created in 2011 through a partnership between MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet, the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) and local conservationist Braam Malherbe, has become one of the largest citizen-driven fund-raising initiatives for rhino conservation.
According to the fund administrators, more than 54 000 cardholders have raised R2,6 million for the MyPlanet Rhino Fund by using loyalty cards at participating partner stores in the past 12 months.
MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet cardholders simply make the MyPlanet Rhino Fund their beneficiary, and when swiping their cards, a contribution is made on their behalf.
Malherbe helped to establish the fund. “It is important that our supporter base grows and our fund-raising increases each year,” he said.
“Poaching cartels are sophisticated and well-resourced, and our conservation bodies must match this to be effective. We are grateful to our supporters and hope more South Africans who care about rhinos and the environment will come on board.”
“The scope of these rhino-conservation projects supported by South African consumers over the past year is incredible,” said Helene Brand, MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet CSI manager. “When you have enough people caring about rhinos, you can buy a brand-new modern aircraft in just one year of fund-raising.”