Intelligence switches anti-poaching activities from reactive to proactive mode. It is better to engage poachers before they make contact with rhinos than trying to apprehend them after a rhino has been killed. The scouts respond to incoming information and react to apprehend potential poachers. The Anti-poaching Unit has a strong focus on Intelligence, directing considerable effort and resources to this. In comparison to other rhino reserves we have few incursions.
A Quick Reaction Team is tasked as a rapid reaction force for any incident. Their role is also to assist government authorities with off-property investigations, to locate rhinos that are seen infrequently, and to visit neighbouring communities to forge relationships.
Every three months, week-long refresher courses are undertaken to maintain morale and fine-tune skill sets. This includes fitness tests, tactical training and patrol appraisals.
The scouts have dual roles of law enforcement and biological monitoring. Each day, whilst on patrol, they monitor and collect data on the rhino population and other keystone and endangered species within the reserve. This data is compiled into an extensive database for scientific research.