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Re: Anti-Poaching Campaigns & Initiatives

Post by Lisbeth » Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:57 pm

You said it! :O^
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Post by Flutterby » Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:28 am

I really don't understand this whole cryptocurrency! 0*\ 0:

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Post by Richprins » Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:57 pm

Pupils urged to save rhinos on Youth Day
Children learn more about rhino poaching.
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Learners from 14 schools in Matsulu, Luphisi and Mpakeni were urged to be ambassadors against rhino poaching at a Youth Day celebration at Benjamin Primary School’s sports ground in Matsulu.

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“We came here to celebrate Youth Day in style, teaching learners to serve rhinos. We taught them about rhino poaching and introduced them to the Rhino Art Campaign. It is aimed at gathering the largest number of hearts and minds messages from young people as a call to action against rhino poaching and all forms of wildlife crime,” says Mr Grant Fowlds, a rhino art ambassador and fund-raiser of the Rhino Art – Let Our Children’s Voices Be Heard conservation educational campaign.



“We have given them a task to tell a story on a A3 paper on how they can save rhinos. We will come back to judge them on their work,” he said. Fowlds added that winners will be invited to view rhinos in the park and have a game experience. The competition is open for the schools until the end of August.


Since its inception in 2013, the Rhino Art – Let Our Children’s Voices Be Heard conservation education campaign has reached over 250 000 schoolchildren in southern Africa and Vietnam, educating them on the value of conserving rhino and the corrupt role of international criminal syndicates in this crisis.

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Re: Counter Poaching Efforts

Post by Richprins » Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:17 pm

PICS: Specially trained free-running dogs from US to join the fight against poaching in Kruger
2018-07-06 11:46 - Gabi Zietsman

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If you see rogue dog in Kruger National Park, don't worry - they're on the hunt for poachers.

Ten anti-poaching pooches arrived in SA earlier this week to join the Southern African Wildlife College's K9 unit in Kruger National Park.

What makes these dogs special is that they are trained to run in a pack to track and take down poachers in a wildlife reserve, a new method that's gaining traction in the fight against wildlife crime.

Normally tracker dogs are on leashes, but in a pack these dogs can cover 30km of difficult terrain in two hours, while rangers follow them from the air, reducing their tracking time. They will also be able to keep poachers at bay while the rangers are en route.

“We are incredibly excited to be working with these dogs. Our early successes with free-running pack dogs have shown us how effective they are in the field. These dogs are also trained in apprehension work and will actively help rangers stop poachers in their tracks,” said the college CEO, Theresa Sowry.

The new furry companions are a hound breed crossed between black and tan, and redbone, specifically used in the US to track law-evading humans.

For now the college, which is a non-profit organisation that provides conservation training, will be working with them to get them ready to be deployed in Kruger and enhance the K9 unit's efficiency.

There is potential for this type of programme with tracker dogs to be expanded to other parts of Africa facing the threat of poaching on a daily basis.

As their success grows, however, Sowry notes that this will also put a target on the dogs' backs, thus there's will be an increased need for security upgrades where the dogs are based.

“They’re real conservation heroes that complement the work being done by field rangers, through aerial support and within communities, as part of our four-tiered approach to counter poaching. We can’t wait to see what these new additions from the US bring to the team.”


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Re: Counter Poaching Efforts

Post by Lisbeth » Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:29 pm

I hope that not too many will be killed by poachers O-/
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Post by Flutterby » Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:34 pm

Or lions! O-/

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Post by Richprins » Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:28 pm

They will be fine! :yes:

Theresa is a star and very experienced. ;-)
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Post by RogerFraser » Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:38 pm

Southern African Wildlife College

July 9 at 11:04 AM · Hoedspruit ·

We've shared our immense excitement around the arrival of 10 highly trained tracking dogs from Texas, and now we get to show you a video of their warm welcome on South African soil! On Saturday 7 July, the canines arrived at the Southern African Wildlife College (SAWC) where they met a very happy CEO, Theresa Sowry, and an emotional and ecstatic team from the SAWC's K9 Unit. Thanks to @Ivan Carter Wildlife Conservation Alliance for the video. This is a big moment for the College and for wildlife conservation.


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Re: Counter Poaching Efforts

Post by melanie » Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:48 am

^Q^ ^Q^ ^Q^

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Post by Flutterby » Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:08 am

Good news! ^Q^ ^Q^

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