It makes no difference what the percentage is, it is not allowed, finish and klaar. I also think it is selfish of the person with the drone, because they know it would be against the rules and also they did not care about any of the other people using the facilities. So yes, the rangers have more important things to do than police people with drones, so leave your drones at home and stop transgressing the rules.
Without condoning to use of drones in parks, I just feel the need to ask to be pointed to the rule that forbids the use of drones
, especially as is shown in the video, where the drone is launched from a camp/designated "get-out" spot, it doesn't infringe on anyone's privacy and the drone doesn't disturb any wildlife.
I know it could be argued that the video is edited and any instances of it disturbing animals left out, etc, but I think we need to be careful of accusing someone of breaking the rules, just because he was doing something that could become a problem if everyone did it. IMO, if we want to prevent a dozen drones jostling for space above every pride of lions, the first step would be to amend the rules, expressly banning drones. Then the parks authority would have a case for "taking action"...
23. BEHAVIOUR – Behaving in an offensive, improper, indecent or disorderly manner including the
playing of any radio, compact disc player, music system, musical system or instrument, or in any
way cause of any noise in any manner likely to disturb any species or specimen or other person is
and will be fined if not adhered to. The hindering, intimidating or obstructing of
an authorized official in the execution if his/her duties or the performance of his/her functions will
not be tolerated and is subject to a penalty. Violation, refusal or failure to obey or comply with any
prohibition, request or instruction imposed by these regulations or by the management authority
or authorized official will result in prosecution;
14. FEEDING OF WILDLIFE IS PROHIBITED – The feeding or intentional disturbance of wildlife is a
By feeding any wildlife you are potentially SIGNING THEIR DEATH WARRANT, AS
THEY MAY BECOME DEPENDENT AND OFTEN BECOME AGGRESSIVE AND DANGEROUS, AND THUS
HAVE TO BE EXTERMINATED
When you in you car and the animal does not like having you around they can move away as you cannot follow them ,now with a drone where does the animal go as it can be followed anywhere.
Lastly I have a reply from KTP where they ask that any drone in the air or on the ground must be reported ASAP to the camp managers, that includes the bush camps as well as they are strictly not allowed
We do see it in a very serious light and I guarantee you that action will be taken against the culprits.
, taken from the E-mail
squirrel_asc you are welcome to use one , but don't be upset when you are reported and fined