Anti-Poaching Squad Update
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The NPO paperwork is being filed this week or next in South Africa.
Incorporation in the U.S. being filed next week.
I've begun organizing the video I'd like to use for the gofundme/indiegogo fundraising campaign. I have hours and hours of it.
I'm giving some thought to buying a house in the eastern cape to act as a base of operation and a place for rangers to bunk in downtime/off days. Property in South Africa is really cheap compared to U.S. standards. For total disclosure, I'd buy this house with personal fund and rent it back to the NPO just below market rate.
My SAPS detective friend has been building a list of other wildlife crimes detectives and recently retired detectives who would be willing to work for our operation while it gets off the ground and gets moving.
My brother in law has procured two Nissan Patrol trucks. They need some work, which he is doing now. One will be 100% field use, the other will be decked out in logos and will serve more in marketing, sales, and admin capacity. I got a really good deal on the trucks due to the dollar being so strong.
I've found an FGASA instructor who is willing to come to us, in South Africa, and provide the field practical needed for our rangers to obtain the level one field guiding certification. Rangers would need to study on their own or take an online class before getting to South Africa.
I think that about sums it up for update #3. If you're interested in the previous thread/discussion, here you go: