The free availability of fencing wire from long abandoned field boundaries has resulted in hundreds of death traps left out in the bush. The APU patrol huge areas around the PDC centre and the park boundaries removing snares and capturing poachers. The area we patrolled with them is close to the centre and has been free of snares for some time now as the poachers know they operate in this area but they also deployed further afield where poaching is still rife.
Buffalo - death by natural causes thankfully
The guys have recently been spending a week or so out in the bush, camping and patrolling areas closer to the villages where the poaching is going on. In 2 weeks they removed over 250 snares out of this area. It's obvious people think of poaching as a means to an end so PDC have to show them there are alternatives. This is where the art centre comes in. Taking the wire from the APU that has been removed from the bush they convert this to amazing artwork in praise of the animals they have saved. This artwork is then sold worldwide to provide an important income to the local community. It's ultimate recycling.