Mopani Branch – Snare Busters 2022 Report
Authored by: Eugene Troskie
16 August 2022
SAHGCA National Conservation Committee
Conservation Coordinator SAHGCA Mopani Branch
Mopani Branch Snare Busters’ area of operation is from the Kruger National Park’s Western boundary to Letsitele in the East, Giyani in the North and the Orpen road in the South, but the majority of operations take place within a 15km radius of Phalaborwa.
The Snare Busters initiative was developed with the idea to expand it countrywide and to encourage other SA Hunters’ branches to start their own Snare Busters projects. All these initiatives would connect at a national level to combat snare poaching. The data that is collected during these Snare Busters activities could assist law enforcement and conservation organisations in a combined and concerted effort to curb snare poaching.
The Snare Busters initiative was developed with the idea of expanding it on a country wide scale and getting other branches to start their own Snare Busters projects that connects on a national level of combating snare poaching and collecting data that can assist law enforcement and conservation organizations in a combined effort to curb snare poaching.