South Africa: Anti-rhino poaching SWAT teams needed Right AWAY

JOHANNESBURG: The ACDP urged the government yesterday to create a special weapons and tactics (Swat) team to curb rhino poaching. “Game wardens patrol their properties day and night, but are not equipped to stand against sophisticated criminals in helicopters, wearing bullet- proof vests and armed with AK-47s,” African Christian Democratic Party MP Cheryllyn Dudley said in a statement.

“The ACDP urges government to facilitate closer co-operation between the SA Police Service, the environmental crime investigation and air services unit, the ministry of environmental affairs and the parks board to ensure a sophisticated wildlife crime Swat team with the capacity and dedication to combat this barbaric crime.” Dudley was reacting to reports that poachers, with the aid of a helicopter, raided the Krugersdorp game reserve and removed two rhino horns with chain saws. The two animals were left for dead.

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6 Responses to “South Africa: Anti-rhino poaching SWAT teams needed Right AWAY”

  1. where can someone find out about getting employment to help stop this crime?

    • Bert van der Vlugt Says:

      To whom it may concern,
      I hereby wish to inform you that our company exists of ex-SA Police and ex-BSA Police members who have experience in african bush warfare as well as having been operative in Iraq.
      We are in possession of modern observation technology which we know will be of benefit to combating this sort of criminal activity.
      We have access to air support should it be required.
      Please advise if you woulod be interested to employ our services.
      O bviously wwe would need to set up a meeting to discuss finner details.
      Kindest regards,
      Bert van der Vlugt
      National Operations Director.

      • Sarah Pappin Says:

        Hi Robert,

        Don’t know if you heard but Canada just listed the Basking Shark as a “species of concern” and legislation is in development to protect them.🙂 You can also subscribe to our blog to be notified of our new posts, if you’re interested.

        Sarah

  2. Len Edwards Says:

    How dose someone find out about getting employment with a unit who is trying to stop this kind of crime from going on.

  3. DIRK VAN DEN BERG Says:

    MY SON HAS JUST COMPLETED AN ANTI POACHING COURSE AND IS LOOKING FOR A MORE PERMANENT JOB. IF SOMEONE COULD HELP PLEASE

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