Anti-Poaching Technology and Canine Unit

Guardians of our Wildlife

Anti-Poaching and Canine Units

The Greater Kruger National Park region in South Africa is currently at the epicentre of the rampant and relentless scourge of poaching.

The SLT supports 24/7 anti-poaching and law enforcement efforts which are critical to safeguarding the many species of conservation concern.

The SLT also supports the expertly trained canine (K9) dog unit and anti-poaching (APU) field rangers – including the piloting and deployment of innovative technology – such as trail cameras, night-vision equipment, virtual tracking harnesses for dogs, and 4x4 all-terrain vehicles for increased mobility and off-road tracking.

The K9 dog units are gamechangers – providing invaluable support in detecting, tracking and apprehension capabilities.

Key Successes

Only one animal has been lost to poaching at Singita Sabi Sand since 2015 due to valiant efforts of our K9 Units and the recent successful dehorning of all rhinos in the Sabi Sand Nature Reserve.

K9 dog units and innovative early detection technology, remain critical game changers to stay a step ahead of relentless poaching.

Anti-Poaching Technology and Canine Unit

How can I support this project?

  • Trail cameras (including solar packs): ZAR 7,100 (US$415)
  • All-terrain vehicle servicing and maintenance kits: ZAR 3,750 per kit (US$220)
  • All-terrain vehicle servicing and maintenance kits x 8: ZAR 30,000 per annum (US$1,750)
  • Drone (night vision capabilities): ZAR 125,000 (US$7,300)
  • FLIR night vision equipment: ZAR 90,000 (US$5,250)
  • Thermal wide area surveillance radar: ZAR 400,000 (US$23,350)

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