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 17 years’ experience in anti-poaching as the key driving force for the start of the Non-Profit Company (NPC)/ Non-Profit Organisation (NPO). 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 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.

Objective

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, DAFF, CAPE NATURE, SANPARKS and other Law Enforcement Agencies
  • Marine Conservation – Awareness created by sustainability education
  • Reduce marine poaching activity at the South African Coastline by June 2022
  • Employ 24/7 monitoring team to cover the South African Coastline
  • Environmental Awareness through social media
  • Poaching prevention by deploying monitoring teams to monitor poaching hotspots
  • 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.