Anti Poaching

In 2012, the Foundation together with the South African National Parks (SANParks) launched a new aerial surveillance solution to save South Africa’s rhinos. The reconnaissance aircraft, The Seeker Seabird, was donated to SANParks by the Foundation.

The Ichikowitz Family Foundation remains committed to using its financial and human resources in its fight against poaching and protecting Africa’s vanishing wildlife..

To help combat poaching, the foundation is financing a pilot project in the Madikwe Game Reserve, along South Africa's northern border with Botswana, to bring military-style training to the rangers. The program puts the rangers through an intensive six-week training program, overseen by former Special Task soldiers from around the world. The project will expanded into other areas where rhino poaching has reached a crisis point.

Rangers learn combat training, target shooting, building camouflage netting to ambush the poachers and are introduced with new equipment to combat poaching.

In December 2013, the Foundation donated a Gazelle Military helicopter to SANparks that will significantly strengthen the fight against poachers in Kruger National Park, South Africa’s largest game reserve.

Press Release

PARAMOUNT GROUP LAUNCHES DEDICATED ANTI-POACHING TRAINING AND K9 ACADEMY November 2014

Poaching a destabilising force in africa November 2014

‘PARABOT’ – AFRICA’S LARGEST SUPER HERO ROBOT JOINS THE RHINO FIGHT October 2014

Military helicopters deployed as War on Poachers intensifies November 2013

Articles in the News

Reuters: Tide turns on one front in Africa's war against rhino poachers November 2013

Montreal Gazette: South Africa rangers go through military-style training November 2013