A poaching epidemic underway in South Africa is killing endangered animals including elephants and rhinos every day.
Protecting wild animals is a huge challenge because they roam over such massive areas. Our partner, the Addo National Park alone covers 630 square miles (1,640 square kilometers) of dense vegetation offering poachers ample places to hide.
The animals need our help to provide a high-tech drone to locate poachers before they kill animals. The poachers work for Chinese criminals seeking rhino horns, elephant tusks, lion bones, leopard skins – in fact, any wild animal body part they can peddle in Asia. They are merciless and would have no hesitation in ambushing and killing game rangers. This makes patrolling the area a difficult and seriously dangerous job.
We need to prevent this from happening at Addo National Park
Criminals are smart – we must be smarter!
For animals, drones can be lifesavers. Flown at night and equipped with stealth technology, they identify poachers from their body heat, lock onto them and track them through the bush. This information is sent to nearby anti-poaching teams who home in on the gangs and ARREST THEM if possible.
A drone like this is an invaluable weapon in combating poaching so, your donation will have an immediate impact on the scourge of poaching and save countless animal lives.
Addo is home to the world’s southernmost population of elephants and one of the best hopes for their survival. Some 600 elephants live there, along with critically endangered rhinos and thousands of other animals. With your help to buy a drone, we can protect the animals and crucially, track down the killers.
Please help us raise the funds needed to provide Addo’s animals with the technology to protect them.
Given Addo’s dense vegetation, poachers can easily hide from foot patrols, but they cannot hide from the sky. Another plus is that sky patrols prevent anti-poaching teams from coming face-to-face with murderous armed poachers on the ground.
We work extensively with the Addo National Park to help protect animals – but we can’t do it without you. Thanks to your generosity, we have helped Addo to obtain additional land for animals, set up boreholes to provide critical water supplies during times of terrible drought and have funded translocations to diversify animal gene pools – a critical part of wildlife conservation.
Please, if you can, help us now in our mission to preserve the precious wildlife of the Addo National Park. We must protect them from senseless and blood-thirsty poaching.
Drones are also a vital tool in biological monitoring, helping conservation teams locate animals for medical emergencies. A drone will also play an important role in monitoring animals without stressing them. Importantly, anti-poaching units can use video footage and images obtained via the drone as evidence in court cases to put poachers behind bars.
Your support has previously helped us protect and care for Addo’s animals. The animals need your help yet again