Snaring and poaching are having a huge effect on our wildlife species.
The rise in rhino poaching has been accompanied by a concomitant increase in the use of fire arms for poaching. The inappropriate caliber and poor marksmanship of poachers, has resulted in a large number of non-fatal gun shot wounds in rhino. Animals need to be immobilised for appropriate treatment to be administered.
Snaring for bush meat, skins and body parts for medicinal purposes is having an ever increasing impact on the survival of threatened species. Snares are wire or cable traps set out to capture animals and strangle them to death. An animal that walks into a snare will likely try to escape and in doing so allows the wire or cable noose to tighten around it. This could be around its neck, body or legs.
In the last couple of months, we have supported our vets save hyenas, wild dogs, lions, rhino and a leopard that have all suffered injuries from snares, some more severe than others.
To continue to provide support for poaching incidents and the removal of snares and potential follow up treatments, WE NEED YOUR HELP!
Please help us reach our fundraising target. R50, R100, $20, $50. Small amounts can really go a long way. We would really appreciate your support.
THANK YOU FOR CARING FOR OUR WILDLIFE!