About Us

Mission and Values

Marine Anti-Poaching Unit (MAPU) strives to provide a sustainable solution for Marine conservation.

The Operations Director was the brain child behind Marine Anti-Poaching Unit (MAPU) utilising 20 years’ experience in anti-poaching as the key driving force.  MAPU is a registered Non-Profit Company (NPC) / Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) / Public Benefit Organisation (PBO). The director donated key start up equipment and learning material to ensure success.

Based on the director’s knowledge and our Mission, the NPC/NPO/PBO Values has been stipulated as:

Maximizing – Using any and all resources to deliver against Marine Anti-Poaching Unit (MAPU) mission to sustain our marine life.

Agility – Move quickly and easily with assertiveness to address any risks identified through paying close attention to detail (attentiveness).

Passion – Deliver measurable results through creating environmental awareness by educating the community and expanding our volunteer and donation base.

Unflappable – Ensuring we manage every situation calmly through a unified and cohesive community approach.


Marine Anti-Poaching Unit aims to deliver on a variety of objectives linked to marine conservation, social development and community:

  • Poverty relief through job creation and youth development
  • Environmental protection through monitoring/reporting and assisting SAPS, DEA, DEFF, CAPE NATURE, SANPARKS and other Law Enforcement Agencies
  • Environmental Awareness through social media
  • Skills development through training – short courses
  • Youth Development Projects:
    o Community projects focusing on marine conservation – holiday programs
    o Beach clean ups
    o School projects
    o Marine pollution education – the impact of our “waste”
    o Etc.