Who we support

EDUCATION, PROTECTION and RE-LOCATION are what we believe are the vital components to the survival of the rhino species. This three pronged approach is how we believe we will win the war on poaching.

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EDUCATION

Education of the public - tourists, locals, school children - all are equally important to educate. If people are in the dark as to what is going on, they will never be able to be fully engaged in helping to solve the problems we are facing.

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PROTECTION

Protection of the rhino - We have brave men and women on the ground and in the air fighting to protect our beautiful wildlife each and every day. These rangers are often faced with very dangerous encounters and we want to support them as best as we can.

Our Horn Is NOT Medicine is proud to support three main projects at this time:

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The BatHawk Project is a light aircraft, which patrols wildlife reserves around the KNP area in search for any suspicious activity. The aircraft has a tremendous impact on monitoring and is essential for surveillance of the enormous reserves in the area.  Our pilot works closely with the men on the ground, alerting them to poaching activity as well as the movement of the Rhinos.

Surveillance of 120 000 hectares.

Monthly running costs are currently R91 000. (about $6500)

The SAWC’s K9 Unit was established in 2015 as a result of increasing demand for well-trained dogs and handlers to help combat wildlife crime. The introduction of these specially trained dogs into the counter poaching arsenal has proved to be highly effective, both as tracking dogs with handlers and as free-running packs with the ability to track and apprehend.

In 2016 three operational free running packs utilising Fox Hounds and Blue Tic breeds were trained to track at high speeds. This will in turn enhance exit/entry point detection of poachers, given advance warning of poachers to ranger patrols, and enable rangers to swiftly locate and apprehend fleeing poachers in the shortest possible time.

K9 unit monthly running costs are currently R100 000. (about $7140)

ABOUT HORN Medicine

Our Horn Is NOT Medicine was founded by Lee-Anne Davis on January 12, 2012.

Contact

South Africa.
Email: ourhornisnotmedicine@gmail.com

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