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Media Release: Unitrans Volkswagen steps up again to fight rhino poaching

01 October 2013

Unite against Poaching have also just renewed the 4 X 4 Volkswagen Amarok, which is already in use for the ground transport of the Unitrans Volkswagen Tracker Hounds Unit in the Kruger National Park.  These tracker hounds have been identified as a significant weapon in the counter poaching arsenal and we are extremely proud to be associated with this particular initiative.

It is in the knowledge that a well-trained and equipped field ranger is one of the most significant weapons in the war against poaching that we confirm our commitment to fighting poaching in our country. Unitrans Volkswagen, through the Unite against Poaching fund are honoured to have been able to contribute over R 6 million to the fight against rhino poaching, within SANParks. Together with the SANParks Honorary Rangers we will continue to empower the dedicated field rangers in our National Parks in the protection of our rhinos.  Unitrans Volkswagen certainly proudly stands up to our motto to “Unite against Poaching”.  Details on the website

Unitrans fight rhino poaching
Seen at the Vehicle handover L to R:  John Turner (Conservation Services, SANParks Honorary Rangers) , Maj general Johan Jooste (Officer Commanding Special projects, Kruger National Park), Kevin Gillmer ( Divisional Chief Executive, Unitrans Volkswagen).

Unitrans fight rhino poaching
The Unitrans Tracker Hounds, already out in the field with the replacement Amarok 4x4.

Issued by:    
South African National Parks (SANParks) Corporate Communications
Tel: 012 426 5170

Reynold “Rey” Thakhuli
SANParks General Manager: PR, Media and Stakeholder Relations
Tel: 012 426 5203; Cell: 073 373 4999


Linda Joyce
Unitrans Volkswagen: Marketing System Administrator
Tel: 011 795 5000; Cell: 082 557 9183

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