Our dedicated Anti-poaching Unit (APU) is at the heart of our focus and conservation efforts and the Nkombe ethos.
Our core vision is to consistently support our skilled team on the ground. These men face dangerous situations each day as the poaching pandemic has become a ‘war-zone’ - the frontline of conservation is where the members of the APU risk their lives on a daily basis trying to protect and conserve our heritage in South Africa - whilst being exposed to hostile conditions and the elements each day.
Nkombe’s mission is to provide for the APU’s sustainability out in the field. Our approach and main goal is to source the best equipment, from local and international organisations through funding from our supporters. A large portion of our available funding is earmarked to upgrade the units satellite camps, ensuring their basic needs and ensuring a up-liftment of the APU’s quality of life when not on patrol. The team needs a place to call ‘home’ when they return from lengthy deployments in the harsh conditions of the African Savannah’s which they patrol to protect our wildlife.
Rhinos are being killed at an unprecedented rate for their horns. In South Africa alone the figures of rhino deaths due to poaching incursions in 2014 stands at 1215 rhino carcasses. The figures to date for 2015, show an increase and the trend looks extremely bleak.
At this rate the worlds’ rhinos could be extinct by as early as 2025.
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