We join up with the Wilderness Leadership School as often as we can to do voluntary relief anti-poaching patrols and work parties where we remove alien invasive vegetation and attend to other necessary conservation work.
With the current poaching epidemic that is gripping South Africa, most conservation personnel are tied up in anti-poaching initiatives and activities which takes up most of their time. We volunteer, along with other qualified and interested individuals, to implement conservation work and foot patrols. This is done in the Pielansberg National Park under the directive of their own management and through the Wilderness Leadership School which has given so much to conservation over the years.
The terrain is tough and challenging and the weather can be hostile, but time spent in the wilderness is always great and we know we are making what difference we can.
Here are some photos from our time on patrols.
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The early morning fog lifts to reveal this beautiful rainbow
This small valley lost 5 rhino in a very short space of time so we were looking for any more potential human movement or signs of poaching.
Spectacular views and a sense of calm hide the sweltering heat which we were walking in at midday and can reach over 40 degrees.
Up and over these seemingly endless hills