The 06:30 Umbabat anti-poaching unit parade at Vuka Ingwe,
Ingwelala, was attended by the SATIB TRUST group.
Ivo Lazic (APNR Chairman) and Willem (Umbabat Warden)
hosted Brian Courtenay (SATIB Trust), Michelle Henley
(Elephants Alive), Dr. Kate Evans (Elephants for Africa) and
Peter Anderson (SATIB Trust).
The unit is trained by ex special forces Major Jack
Greeff and is well equipped for the threat in the
The Umbabat now boasts one of the most advanced
anti-poaching units in the region.
Dr. Michelle Henley (part funded by the SATIB Trust)
and Dr. Kate Evans were able to locate some of the collared
elephants in the area as part of the two day exercise to
establish location of a collared matriarch Diney, who was
located, as well as some of the bulls.
There are currently 20 collared elephant in the APNR
which are monitored along with 9 elephant in the Pafuri region
of the KNP.
The last images show Diney, a collared matriarch, who
has remained in the Ntsiri region for at least 10 years
The second last image was taken in August 2003 before
she was collared and the February 14th image was on the Ntsiri
Text and images by Peter Anderson, Dr. Kate