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World Rhino day and a R 5 million boost!

21 September 2012, 07:22

Unitrans Volkswagen wows the rhino world with a R 5,3 million injection!!!

Unitrans Volkswagen launched the Unite against Poaching trust in September 2011 with the objective of making a difference in the fight against rhino poaching in our country.

There can be no doubt in anyone’s’ mind that this objective was reached. Their initial dramatic and innovative R 500 per vehicle donation to the trust fund has generated an astounding R 5 386 500 in 12 months. You read correctly….over R 5 Million has been pledged and applied to fight rhino poaching.  Funds were pledged by ALL the participating dealerships for every vehicle they sold, whether new or used and the funds were effectively and efficiently deployed to help in the war against poaching.  What an unbelievable commitment to the welfare of our precious rhinos. 

The 13 dealerships based in Gauteng, NW Province, Free State, KZN and the Western Cape have made a significant contribution to the war on rhino poaching. The funds generated have been swiftly channelled to areas most in need in co-operation with the SANParks Honorary Rangers, all volunteers, which means no funds generated are wasted for administrative purposes.

The Unite against Poaching trust has been able to realise the dream of equipping the Field Rangers, who come face to face with the poachers, with the appropriate gear to allow them to operate covertly within the National Parks to prevent poaching and successfully apprehend poachers. At least R 2 million has been allocated towards providing equipment to the field rangers across the various reserves within SANParks. Advanced covert and counter poaching training is essential and the Unite against Poaching trust is proud to have been instrumental in funding specialist training for many of the field rangers.

It is widely recognised that tracker dogs have a pivotal role to play in the apprehension of poachers and the Unitrans Volkswagen Unite against Poaching trust is thrilled to be the benefactor of the first specialist dog tracking unit within the Kruger National Park.  The first 3 dogs, aptly names Chico, Jetta and Kombi are about to complete their training and we are looking forward to the impact they will have in the war against rhino poaching.

Unitrans Volkswagen have also supported scientific and investigative Rhino DNA profiling. The Unite against Poaching trust has helped maintain the RhODIS project (Rhino DNA Profiling) at Onderstepoort to the tune of R 500 000. This donation has allowed the project to sustain its development as a key investigative tool in the successful prosecution of rhino poachers.

After its initial  first year injection of R 5 386 500 into the Unite against Poaching trust, Unitrans Volkswagen is committed to continue supporting the Trust fund moving forwards.

For further information on the trust fund and to support and identify the dealers involved in this amazing initiative go to www.uniteagainstpoaching.co.za

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