Established just a few years ago, The Umkantshubovu Anti-Poaching Unit (Daggaboy) focuses on protecting and saving Africa’s endangered species. Since poaching has continued to grow in Africa and organised criminal networks have become more involved, poaching has developed into a criminal endeavour that is both highly developed and well-armed.

The Umkantshubovu Anti-Poaching Unit (Daggaboy) is here to help address the serious issue of poaching, otherwise within a few short years we will lose these animals completely. The loss of endangered wildlife will not only have a catastrophic effect on small communities and the tourism industry, but it will also destroy reserves and the overall wildlife job market.

Africa needs to make a stand and take action – Umkantshubovu Anti-Poaching Unit (Daggaboy) is an organization created to successfully fight back against poaching and fight for the survival of our endangered species.



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Don't let illegal poaching destroy our Wildlife.

Africa is home to some of the most famous wildlife in the world, but where do we stand when it comes to our endangered species and their current population? The Black rhino population is down by 97.6% since 1960. More than 35 000 African elephants were killed in one year. Fewer than 900 mountain gorillas remain. Lions are now extinct in seven African countries and there are only 2000 Grevy's zebra still remaining.

Facts about Poaching in Africa

Wildlife poaching, trafficking and seizures of animal’s parts have grown exponentially over the last few years. Did you know that the poaching trade if guessed to be worth billions each and every year? Not only does poaching endanger wildlife species, destroy the natural resources and negatively affect businesses across the globe, but it also is the main reason for the extinction of Africa’s most precious animal species.

Poachers as well as criminal syndicates in Africa receive a small percentage of the retail value for the animal parts that they traffic. Criminal syndicates organise markets for elephant ivory, rhino horn, leopard and tiger skins where poachers sell their goods to men who then smuggle them around the world. These animal parts are then sold for enormous amounts of money.

A few years ago the street value of a rhino horn in Asia was more than the price of gold and it is said to be a better investment than real estate.

On the positive side, more and more ways to contribute and help save wildlife species are becoming available. The Umkantshubovu Anti-Poaching Unit (Daggaboy) aims to continue to protect these animals and stop poaching, so make the contribution to Africa’s wildlife that suits you.

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