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Unitrans: 5 million to stop poaching

Unread postby Imberbe » Thu Sep 22, 2011 11:06 pm

UNITRANS step in to the breach to fight poaching

Kevin Gillmer, Divisional Chief Executive of Unitrans VW and Audi, has announced that Unitrans would be joining the fight against poaching, by donating around five million rand per year to the South African National Parks Honorary Rangers counter poaching effort. At the same time Gillmer handed the first cheque of R 500 000 and two Volkswagen Amarok vehicles to Janssen Davies, Chairperson of the SANParks Honorary Rangers.


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Re: Unitrans: 5 million to stop poaching

Unread postby DuQues » Thu Sep 22, 2011 11:31 pm

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Re: Unitrans: 5 million to stop poaching

Unread postby oddesy » Fri Sep 23, 2011 8:29 am

:clap: :clap: :clap: 8) 8)
What a fantastic donation and pledge by them!
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Re: Unitrans: 5 million to stop poaching

Unread postby bert » Fri Sep 23, 2011 9:10 am

What a very generous and important donation
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Re: Unitrans: 5 million to stop poaching

Unread postby twigga » Fri Sep 23, 2011 9:14 am

:clap: :clap: :clap:
That's great news! Thank you UNITRANS!
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Re: Unitrans: 5 million to stop poaching

Unread postby MATTHYS » Fri Sep 23, 2011 9:28 am

WOW, UNITRANS ! :D :clap:
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Re: Unitrans: 5 million to stop poaching

Unread postby cheetah2111 » Fri Sep 23, 2011 10:08 am

Freaking excellent!!! :dance: :dance: :dance:
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Re: Unitrans: 5 million to stop poaching

Unread postby wildflowergirl » Fri Sep 23, 2011 1:22 pm

WOW that is awesome. THANKS :D
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Re: Unitrans: 5 million to stop poaching

Unread postby wbevents » Fri Sep 23, 2011 1:27 pm

Awesome, awesome !!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Unitrans: 5 million to stop poaching

Unread postby Grantmissy » Fri Sep 23, 2011 1:34 pm

Thank you Unitrans :clap:
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Re: Unitrans: 5 million to stop poaching

Unread postby Imberbe » Sat Sep 24, 2011 10:10 am

To support this effort visit: http://www.uniteagainstpoaching.co.za
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Re: Unitrans: 5 million to stop poaching

Unread postby anne-marie » Sat Sep 24, 2011 11:14 am

wow thank you :D
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Re: Unitrans: 5 million to stop poaching

Unread postby Imberbe » Sat Oct 08, 2011 1:37 am

September 2011 - Final Figures


Breaking News!!

736 Vehicles purchased in September . This has raised R468,000.00 for Unite Against Poaching!!!!!

Thank you to all the clients that have purchased vehicles!
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Re: Unitrans: 5 million to stop poaching

Unread postby Imberbe » Sat Oct 22, 2011 9:39 pm

Unite Against Poaching use DNA to stop poaching

Unite Against Poaching, a collaboration between Unitrans and the SANParks Honorary Rangers, has announced that it will donate R 250 000 towards a project which uses the latest DNA profiling techniques against the Rhino poaching scourge which is decimating the rhino population in Southern Africa.

With the number of poached animals set to top 400 rhino this year, the DNA profiling and identification of rhino and rhino parts, can play a major role in tracing and prosecuting rhino poachers. The RhODIS (Rhino DNA Index System) project is run by the Veterinary Genetics Laboratory at the Faculty of Veterinary Science of the University of Pretoria at Onderstepoort. The institution has developed and validated a DNA profiling technique which can individually identify rhinoceros horns and link recovered horns to individual poaching cases. Thereby linking a horn trafficker to a poaching incident or a poacher caught with horns in his possession with the carcass of an individual rhinoceros. This provides the forensic evidence for conviction and harsher sentencing.

The RhODIS database has grown to include over three thousand samples from Southern African black and white rhino. The database has been used as a forensic tool to support investigation of several poaching incidents in the Kruger National Park and other provincial parks and on private land. This donation will help to grow this database further and fund DNA investigations.

The donation has been made possible through a system whereby Unitrans Volkswagen and Audi dealers donate R500 per vehicle purchased to the counter poaching efforts of the SANParks Honorary Rangers. These two organisations are commited to stop the rhino poaching scourge and ask the public to support them, by purchasing their next vehicle from a Unitrans dealer and in this way promote the counter poaching effort.

For more information please visit: www.uniteagainstpoaching.co.za or www.sanparkshr.org
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