Objective of the flight:

To provide aerial support to the Environmental Crime Investigations Unit of SANParks in order to attend to rhino crime scenes.

Pilot: Tokkie Botes

Aircraft: Bell 206

Beneficiary: SANParks

Tokkie Botes flew a total of 74 hours during 2014 in the Kruger National Park providing aerial support to the crime scene forensic team. In addition to acting as a deterrent to poachers, the aerial support included transporting the team to rhino carcasses to collect evidence. The photographs below provide an overview of some of the rhino crime scenes encountered in the Kruger National Park.