On Sunday 20 January 2019, Marine Anti-Poaching Unit was notified of a Rubber-duck with poachers in the Pringle Bay area. The report was that poachers were shucking and loading abalone in clear site.
We quickly got our volunteers together and head towards the scene: vehicle and foot patrols with an individual on observation post.
Our vehicle tracked the Rubberduck and we ensured that our presence were known. It was clear that we were spotted and our presence posed a risk for the poachers and they subsequently took off towards Kleinmond.
The team continued to patrol and monitor the area and found two poachers in the water and ten poachers hiding in the bushes. We kept tracking them and eventually the two poachers exited the ocean without any filled bags and the ten poachers in hiding took their equipment and left the area.
This is our success stories, we want to stop the poachers before they do harm. In order to complete this we require to expand our volunteer base.
We are operational nationally and if you want to sign up and be part of a team focusing on marine conservation and protection, then don’t hesitate.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to the MAPU volunteers for their continued dedication and commitment.