Published on the 15th of November, 2019
The terrain is varied with rocky hills, seasonal water courses and thickly vegetated scrub. Illegal activities encountered here include snaring for the bushmeat trade, ivory poaching, livestock encroachment and cutting of trees for timber. The team is also tasked to protect the area surrounding the SWT Ithumba elephant Reintegration Unit.
The report below provides an overview of the activity of all our De-Snaring Teams in October 2019, with a more detailed description of the Ithumba Team's operational activities in the period.