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    Weʼve raised £1,965 to fight rhino poaching by supporting Annie and the Hoedspruit Anti-Poaching Team

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    Funded on Monday, 1st July 2019

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    Annie & the Hoedspruit Anti-Poaching Team

    Over the past decade, over 7,200 rhino have been lost to poaching. The poaching crisis has increased by 9,000% since 2007, consequently severely threatening the rhino population. According to government sources, 1,028 rhinos were lost to poaching in South Africa alone, this equates to almost 3 rhinos a day! This crisis is real and needs to be solved.

    Thankfully, rhino loving communities, like the Endangered Wildlife Trust (“EWT”) and the local Hoedspruit farming community have come up with an innovative solution to help fight against the crisis. This is where Annie comes in. Annie, the 4 year old Belgian Malinois, acts as the Canine Crusader against poaching, having been blessed with tracking super-powers is one of the newer members to the local anti-poaching team.

    Annie was trained by the EWT and is under the care of Colin, from Moholoholo, who will along with a dedicated anti-poaching team act as a rapid response unit to any evidence of poaching activity in the greater Hoedspruit area. An area densely populated with wildlife reserves (close to the iconic Kruger National Park), and consequently heavily targeted by rhino poachers.

    The results speak for themselves, with Annie and the team catching 3 suspected poachers in November 2018. In a combined, community led effort involving two fixed wing aircraft, two helicopters, a gyrocopter and 43km of running through the night, Annie led the team to the successful capture of the suspected poaching gang along with a rifle, silencer and other anti-poaching equipment.

    Annie and the team are in desperate need of support and equipment, such as night vision goggles in order to improve night patrols. I plan to raise funds for Annie and the team, in doing so to create awareness of the rhino poaching crisis and innovative methods communities, the EWT and the Hoedspruit farming community, are using to fight against it!

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      49

      • Jean-Pierre le Roux

        Jean-Pierre le Roux

        Jun 24, 2019

        £25.00

      • Jean-Pierre le Roux

        Jean-Pierre le Roux

        Jun 24, 2019

        Jono Wind

        £30.00

      • Richard Holm

        Richard Holm

        May 23, 2019

        Super stuff JP. Thanks for the courage and commitment towards such an awesome cause. Well done bud!

      • Callum Bell

        Callum Bell

        May 5, 2019

        Nice time JP for your debut. Well done. My double down as promised for your sub-4.

        £30.00

      • Anonymous

        Anonymous

        Apr 28, 2019

        Congrats Japes on a wonderful run and great charity.

        £20.00

      • Jacques

        Jacques

        Apr 27, 2019

        Remember that Forest Gump ran across America without training

      • Anonymous

        Anonymous

        Apr 27, 2019

        £15.00

      Great people make things happen

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      Jean-Pierre le Roux

      Jean-Pierre le Roux

      London

      Running the London Marathon in support of anti-rhino poaching efforts in Hoedspruit, South Africa

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