Who we support

OHNM's approach to creating awareness and funding is based on the SAWC's four-tiered approach.

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Field Ranger training

Well trained and dedicated field rangers who are trained in basic and advanced anti-poaching skills. 



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K-9 Unit

The dogs are trained in human tracking and rangers are trained to be dog handlers.  Adding the K9 asset to the ranger team has enabled the rangers on the ground to be more effective and have more successes. The addition of free tracking and apprehension dogs is proving to be a game changer.  

The dogs have done tracks from two kilometre to 28 kilometers.  Their average speed is 12 km/h and we have recorded top speeds of 41km/h. Except for one rhino being shot, the dogs have been successful on all other tracks and have prevented rhinos being poached by either tracking down the poachers or disrupting them.

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Aerial surveillance

The SAWC has a its own light sports aircraft and trains rangers in ground to air communication so the rangers can communicate with the plane which can monitor rhino movements as well as have a birds eye-view of the poachers on the ground (when operational).  The plane can guide rangers into the location of either a rhino carcass or poachers hiding/running from the rangers.   

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Community development

Ensuring benefits from conservation goes back to the community. Without benefits going to the community (such as job opportunities or financial income from harvesting or small businesses, the community will have no alternative livelihoods and they will ultimately become part of the rhino poaching problem as this promises financial gain despite the risk 

ABOUT HORN Medicine

Our Horn Is NOT Medicine was founded by Lee-Anne Davis on January 12, 2012.

Contact

South Africa.
Email: ourhornisnotmedicine@gmail.com

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