The full package of Mounted Anti-Poaching Unit (MAPU) Operations is in full swing. Just in time for the uptick in rhino poaching cases. With the new GCF MAPU trailer finished and at the GCF-Kariega anti-poaching unit base, Roxane Losey, GCF Lead Mounted Unit Instructor, has been busy training the horses for transport to respond to areas in need of better coverage and backup.
Today, all of the training and planning paid off when our Mounted Unit deployed to a section along the busman’s river and busted a group illegally camping along the river, within the reserve boundaries.
URGENT APPEAL – Due to the severe increase in rhino poaching in the Eastern Cape and the added calls for help, The Global Conservation Force Instructors and Mounted Anti-Poaching Unit desperately need a new patrol vehicle. This vehicle must be able to handle the weight of the fully loaded horse trailer, the poor roads, remote locations, and the consistent weather patterns that make those roads hazardous. We are specifically looking to get a four door, Toyota Land Cruiser Hard Body, 4×4, for its durability and dependability. It’s the perfect truck for all of our needs.
📸 Roxane Losey