the bikes have arrived in Africa!
After a few months of planning, bike building and shipping, the Kalk AP finally made it to Southern African Wildlife College, to start being used by anti-poaching rangers. The bikes are currently being tested out in the bush, getting rangers acquainted with the new powerful electric machines. And the transition is already showing signs of great advantages compared to the previously used petrol
“The petrol bikes we’ve used previously have all been loud, heavy and expensive to keep running in these areas. The CAKE bikes are quiet, which makes it easier for us to approach poachers undetected. We hope this collaboration will result in more effective anti-poaching in our region and we are really excited to start using the bikes in the wild.”
- Mfana Xaba,
Anti-poaching team leader.
According to the SAWC, the bikes will start to be used in a matter of weeks, being able to give more data as to how the bikes are performing. Stay updated here to find out!