New bakkie for counter poaching
Unite Against Poaching, an initiative of Unitrans Volkswagen and Audi and the SANParks Honorary Rangers, recently sponsored a customised Volkswagen Amarok single cab bakkie for the SANParks dog unit in Kruger. This will help the team – foxhounds with super sensitive noses – track down poachers more quickly.
SANParks CEO, Dr David Mabunda, who accepted the vehicle at the Head Office in Pretoria, said that the vehicle was proof that together much more can be done to win the fight against rhino poaching.
Since January this year, a total of 281 rhinos have been poached with 164 of them being killed in the Kruger National Park. On the positive side, there have been an increasing number of arrests. The number of arrests stands at 176 for the country of which 39 were arrests made in Kruger.
Dr Mabunda went on to say that this sponsorship signifies increasing cooperation from the public which he hopes will result in successful investigations, more arrests and ultimately more successful convictions of the perpetrators.
RHINO POACHERS BEWARE
National Chairperson of the SANParks Honorary Rangers, Janssen Davies, South African National Parks CEO, Dr David Mabunda, and Unitrans Volkswagen & Audi Divisional Chief Executive, Kevin Gillmer.
Unitrans Volkswagen & Audi Divisional Chief Executive, Kevin Gillmer, with South African National Parks CEO, Dr David Mabunda, at the official handover of the customised Volkswagen Amarok dog unit single cab bakkie for Kruger National Park.
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