More airpower added in the fight against poaching

09 Feb 2017 17:20pm
WINDHOEK, 09 FEB (NAMPA) - Namibia Breweries Limited (NBL) on Wednesday donated a light aircraft to Intelligence Support Against Poaching (ISAP), a private initiative that combats poaching.
The two-seater single engine aircraft Piper Cub dubbed ‘The Protector’ belonged to the late Uwe Herbert.
Herbert died in an aircraft accident in January last year. He was a pilot for 31 years for the Ohlthaver and List Group of Companies under which NBL falls.
Speaking during the handing over at the Eros Airport on Wednesday, NBL Managing Director, Wessie van der Westhuizen called on all Namibians to get involved in anti-poaching operations.
An emotional Van der Westhuizen thanked the late Herbert posthumously for his contribution to Namibia.
“Uwe, this is also our humble contribution under your legacy, keeping the Piper Cub - which you were so passionate about - active in doing what you loved and enjoyed so much: protecting our wildlife and national heritage,” he said in the presence of Herbert’s wife Heidi and daughter Karin.
The Minister of Environment and Tourism, Pohamba Shifeta also thanked Herbert and the NBL for availing the aircraft to ISAP.
“The aircraft will form part of the greater anti-poaching air wing that was established by the Ministry of Environment and Tourism,” Shifeta said.
The aircraft will be deployed across the country wherever needed. All pilots operating ‘The Protector’ will do so voluntarily.