CRR Updates

Snare Walks

This page was last updated on 28 February 2023.
This unfortunate Steenbok we found on our most
recent Snare Walk proves just how important these walks are!

Mapping the location of each snare and paying close attention to how they are set out and made, gives us valuable information. From the maps, we can identify snaring hot spots, particular styles of snaring and see if checking a particular area regularly has an impact. 

A dedicated group of people lead the Snare Walks and form the core of the team. Headed up by Paul Veltman, there is no doubt these volunteers and their commitment has brought us results. We are very grateful to them, and to Erika Huntly, a GSA Member, for diligently marking the snare maps from each pin drop she receives.

The team also do impromptu snare walks outside of the regular event each month. Recently, their walk yielded good results, with three properties checked and a number of snares found along fences.  Landowners give their permission to have the team check their properties and are informed of snares found, fences cut, and other unwanted activities.

Our year-end meeting of 2022

Join our free snare walks from time to time, they are alternated between Saturday or Sunday the second week of the month. Not only will you contribute to conserving our wildlife, like the unfortunate Steenbok we recently found on a walk (picture above) but it is a fantastic morning outing in our beautiful landscapes.

Be sure to check your own properties regularly, in particular your fence lines.

If you find a snare, please send a pin location via WhatsApp to 

076 247 7012 

to help us build up our database.  It only takes a few seconds!