Marine Anti-Poaching Unit

Marine Anti-Poaching Unit (MAPU) is a Non-Profit Company (NPC), with Non-Profit Organisation status (NPO), dedicated to ensuring that we share our passion for protecting our marine life. Our focus is on environmental awareness, poverty relief through job creation, poaching prevention and sustainability. We aim to achieve our goal through utilising all resources available to us.

Over the last decade poaching of marine life has become a source of wealth that meant that, at its peak price, a person could earn four times the average monthly income for just two hours of work. As a result, coastal South Africa transformed from a network of small fishing communities, to outposts of international organized crime battling for the opportunity to harvest and export abalone. It is estimated that about 4000 tonnes of abalone is caught in South Africa annually, which is about 20 times over the legal limit.

Marine Anti-Poaching Unit (MAPU) will be operating in cohesion with the Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF), South African Police Service (SAPS), World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Cape Nature, other law enforcement agencies and Community Organisations. Sustainability can be achieved through creating awareness, community involvement and consistent monitoring in the Overstrand area. Support from volunteers will ensure the operation is active until such a point where donations will ensure employment of full time resources. This will expand our monitoring and recording of area activity, fauna and flora progress recording and marine conservation.


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Join us at the Pringle Bay Festival for a wide variety of entertainment, family fun and help us make a difference. www.mapu.org.za www.pringlebayfestival.com

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Join us at the Pringle Bay Festival for a wide variety of entertainment, family funĀ  and help us make a difference. www.mapu.org.za www.pringlebayfestival.com

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