Black Mambas Anti-poaching Unit
The Black Mamba APU was a concept designed to address an emerging problem in 2013, when rhino poachers targeted the Balule landscape. Balule is a protected area of 56 000ha, and is open to the Kruger National Park, with 136km of the park’s western boundary under its direct management.
A unique approach to dealing with this problem was sought, as poaching is not a new threat to wildlife, and it certainly will not be won with guns and bullets alone. What is needed, is a relationship with the local communities, where values can be exchanged and fostered.
EVERY CHILD DESERVES A SECURE SENSE OF SELF – THE VERY FOUNDATION FROM WHICH THEIR GREATEST POTENTIAL CAN BE REACHED. THIS IS WHY, THE SMILE FOUNDATION ARE DEEPLY PASSIONATE ABOUT MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF SOUTH AFRICAN CHILDREN LIVING WITH FACIAL CONDITIONS.