17-Jan-2017 Source: GACF
GES Africa Conservation Fund (GACF) Launches $500,000 Crowdfunding Campaign on Indiegogo to Support Anti-Poaching Helicopter Operations in Africa.
Donors can contribute by going to the Indiegogo Website link at: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/anti-poaching-helicopter-protect-african-rhinos – /
GACF is sponsoring a critically needed quick reaction Anti-Poaching Helicopter which will support all anti-poaching operations in the Kruger Park area of South Africa and Mozambique, thereby integrating the anti-poaching efforts to eradicate poaching of Rhino, Elephant, Lion, and other endangered animals in the region.
Privately funded anti-poaching outfits have inadequate quick response ability to respond to poaching incidents and individual reserves are unable to finance a high value asset such as a helicopter, not to mention the fact that they would also need to develop the in house capability to use these tools effectively in anti-poaching operations.
The need is critical as the fight for the future of the Rhino will be had on the Private Nature Reserves. Over forty-five (45) percent of the remaining White Rhino are under the care of Private Nature Reserves and Breeders in South Africa.
It is also essential that poachers are apprehended and poached articles recovered even after animals have been killed. This would not bring back the animals, but the recovery of the contraband starves the criminal poaching cartels of funds; funds that are being used to grow their empires of crime.
With each horn or tusk that leaves the borders of African Nations the poaching rings becomes exponentially more powerful and better equipped, elevating the problem to the point where they will become unstoppable.