The handing over of a 4x4 Volkswagen Amarok by Kevin Gillmer, divisional chief executive of Unitrans Volkswagen, to major general Johan Jooste, officer commanding special projects Kruger National Park (KNP), confirms the sustained commitment to ensure that the field rangers on the ground have the skills and equipment to allow them to continue their fight against Rhino poaching.
This vehicle will facilitate general Jooste having access to all areas of the Kruger National Park in his on-going battle against the scourge of rhino poaching.
Unite against Poaching have also just renewed the 4x4 Volkswagen Amarok, which is already in use for the ground transport of the Unitrans Volkswagen Tracker Hounds Unit in the KNP. These tracker hounds have been identified as a significant weapon in the counter poaching arsenal.
It is in the knowledge that a well-trained and equipped field ranger is one of the most significant weapons in the war against poaching that we confirm our commitment to fighting poaching in our country.
Unitrans Volkswagen, through the Unite against Poaching fund are honoured to have been able to contribute over R6-million to the fight against rhino poaching, within South African National Parks (SANParks). Together with the SANParks Honorary Rangers they will continue to empower the dedicated field rangers in the National Parks in the protection of the rhinos. Unitrans Volkswagen certainly stands up to their motto to “Unite against Poaching”.
For more information visit www.uniteagainstpoaching.co.za.