Tag Archives: Anti-Poaching Unit

Ensuring the safety of our animals – a Black Mambas Update

The alarming escalation of poaching in South Africa has resulted in HESC increasingly being requested to provide sanctuary to injured and orphaned elephant and rhino calves. But, providing treatment and rehabilitation is one thing. Ensuring the safety of the often already traumatised animals is something completely different and a factor of which we never lose sight. At HESC the safety of our animals and their wellbeing is paramount and we…
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Why we love the APU dogs

It is said that dog and man initiated their relationship between 10 000 and 20 000 years ago when dog ancestors followed man throughout his migrations. Dogs are known as man’s best friend, our closest companions, our protectors and even lifesavers. Numerous accounts testify of this, from treating mental illness and depression to even halting death. This seems to be something that dogs are well equipped to do, as they halt death…
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Anti-Poaching Unit (APU) at HESC

Rhino poaching is one of the most significant conservation issues currently facing South Africa and it is showing no signs of slowing. The number of rhino poaching victims that have arrived at HESC over the past few years is a clear indication of just how rife the vicious attacks on this species is. As a result of poaching and in an effort to save the rhino from extinction, we launched…
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HESC & Camp Jabulani Anti-Poaching Initiatives

Anti-Poaching – a dead bird and snares found Poaching is the illegal taking of wild plants or animals, in contravention of local and international wildlife management laws, as well as against conservation. It is therefore the violation of the laws and regulations, and is normally a punishable offence. After two hand-reared rhinos were poached at the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, HESC assisted to form the Endangered Species Protection Unit (ESPU)…
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