“1 Snare 1 Life” is an initiative that was launched by the residents of the Oori Game Reserve (part of the greater Crocodile River Reserve) in an attempt to curb the number of cruel injuries and deaths to the game that is a result of snaring, as we have witnessed an alarming increase over the last few months.
As our numbers are few and budget limited, we are reaching out to our surrounding communities to please come help fight this battle against poaching by joining us on a monthly snare walk. We will cover a different area of the reserve each time, as the entire reserve spans 1500 hectares, so the more people the better!
Each snare retrieved is potentially a life saved!
* What should I bring? Sunblock, hat, water, sturdy shoes, preferably wear long pants (as the grass makes you quite itchy), cellphone, wire cutters or pliers, cash, picnic blankets, tick repellent if you can (this can be bought from Cape Union Mart or Outdoor Warehouse).
* Will food and drinks be available? Unfortunately, no food and drinks will be available, so please ensure you carry enough for the duration of the walk.
* Is the event kid friendly? A separate walk for kids between the age of 1 and 10 (and their parents) will be arranged in a less rocky, more open area on the day that will set off at the same time. Children over 10 will be able to accompany adults on normal walks.
* Will there be secure parking? The reserve is access controlled.
* How else can I help? There will be an opportunity to make a cash donation on the day for which you will receive a sticker in recognition of your generosity. All proceeds will go towards the continued conservation of the reserve in our fight against poaching.