Anti-Poaching

Conservation of Wildlife through a dedicated Anti-Poaching Unit

75%

Loss of Elephants in the Area since 2006

17,231

Recorded Wire Snares Removed Since 2009

166

Elephant Carcasses Investigated since 2013

2,100km

Patrolled on Average per Month

Our mission is to safeguard wildlife and wilderness.

Our vision is to protect all remaining wildlife within the region and open the door for the return of the species lost.

EXPERIENCE

With a combined conservation experience spanning decades, our unit integrates field skills such as tracking, surveillance and wildlife crime scene investigation with modern technologies to ensure a holistic approach to our anti-poaching efforts.

COLLABORATION

The war on poaching cannot be won alone. Through conscious collaboration we align ourselves with professional organisations, local authorities and other local conservation-driven initiatives. These partnerships are vital to our continued success.

STANDARDS

All aspects of our conduct deserve the highest level of standards. From our operational procedures to quality of life for our field staff. We pride ourselves on ensuring the unit is well-equipped both physically and mentally for the challenging work they do.

TECHNOLOGY

Technology is pertinent in conservation law enforcement. From data collection and spatial monitoring systems to detailed satellite imagery links and personnel tracking, we enable our unit to be several steps ahead while ensuring safety and security.

Anti-Poaching
Land Patrol

Structured ground coverage in anti-poaching is integral to identify and regulate all classes of illegal activity. Commercial snaring, subsistence hunting and prohibited harvesting of timber, are all daily infractions. Combined with the devastating decline of the region’s elephant population (approximately 75%) due to ivory poaching, proactive anti-poaching efforts are our primary mandate. Traditional bush skills and the use of innovative technology together allow for a comprehensive approach to our land patrol goals.

Anti-Poaching
Lake Patrol

The largest man made lake (by volume) in the world, Lake Kariba has great ecological significance and benefit to the region. As traditional fishing methods are jeopardised through the use of illegal practices, fragile fish populations are becoming increasingly threatened. Lake patrols enforce regulations while curbing international fish and wildlife smuggling schemes and wildlife poaching on many of the lakes characteristic islands.

Anti-Poaching
Lake Patrol

The largest man made lake (by volume) in the world, Lake Kariba has great ecological significance and benefit to the region. As traditional fishing methods are jeopardised through the use of illegal practices, fragile fish populations are becoming increasingly threatened. Lake patrols enforce regulations while curbing international fish and wildlife smuggling schemes and wildlife poaching on many of the lakes characteristic islands.

Wildlife Crime Investigation

Reactive courses of action to poached animals and illegal hunting are often tragic and gruesome tasks, involving the recovery of ballistics from carcasses or removing wires from ensnared wildlife. Our commitment to the evaluation, analysis and collection of evidence, intends to ensure no wildlife poaching crime goes unpunished. Due to an assortment of investigative tools at our disposal, justice will be pursued for every loss of life.

APU WISHLIST

  • Operational Mystery Item
  • Tactical Equipment
  • Modular Living Quarters
  • Monthly Support Fund