Volunteer Flying Program Information 2021 in conjunction with Greenfli Transport Logistics

Overview:

Currently, Greenfli Transport and ICORP (www.icorp.org) are engaged in a project which seeks the participation of self-sponsored pilots to act as Pilots and spotters on the project aircraft in the Limpopo Region of South Africa. – WHAT AN EXPERIENCE AS A BUDDING PILOT & EXCELLENT FOR YOUR RESUME Greenfli Transport (www.greenfli.net) is a logistic company for ‘Africa Conservation Projects’ – We are a Multinational Company with a head office in Malta and offices in South Africa in support of Wildlife Conservation and Anti Poaching Initiatives in Southern Africa we offer this project in Collaboration with ICORP

Concept:

ICORP (INTERNATIONAL COALITION OF RHINO PROTECTION) is a registered non-profit NGO and reliant on donations and sponsorships to fund their wildlife conservation projects. Self-sponsored volunteer Pilots will be required to fly 35 flight hours, which will be utilised toward the Aerial conservation initiatives, you will ideally spend a month, at a base camp in Limpopo South Africa. Apart from the aircraft flying as a self-sponsored volunteer included in the package cost you will get type conversion-related training, all transfers, medium-range accommodation and all meals, you will get to spend the month with an awesome group of people that are well-versed volunteers and passionate about wildlife and conservation – you will be required to undergo orientation training with ICORP’s game rangers and Greenfli project managers for the flying arrangements, pursuant to the specific requirements of the flight project.

Project background:

‘The increased spate of wildlife poaching, specifically regarding Rhinoceros species has prompted an urgent response to patrol and protect the wildlife areas and concessions in Southern Africa specifically utilising both ground-based and aerial observation and reconnaissance assets and personnel.’Please Note – all face pics are blurred for privacy.

Requirements:

Volunteers will be required to pay (1985.00 Euros) for a 1-month program to cover ground-based logistics, accommodation, meals, transport etc. on the ICORP project. Volunteers will be required to transport themselves to Johannesburg (International airport) after which logistics, accommodation and meals will be covered on the project. Flight training, orientation and any required Pilot Licence validations and type conversions will be covered by the project. South African CAA issues a 28-day validation of a foreign pilot’s license after a type conversion check-flight.

Process:

Volunteer Pilots arrive at Johannesburg International Airport and will be conducted from the airport through the induction and training program. Volunteer pilots will be taken through the type conversion training process and any related SA CAA requirements will be facilitated through the program personnel. Volunteer Pilots will be conducted to the operational base and taken through the project briefing and orientation by the ICORP personnel. You will sign a self-funded volunteer agreement with ICORP before being able to fly the aircraft.

Duties and responsibilities:

Once established on the program the Pilots will be assigned flight duties relevant to the project’s requirements. Usually aerial patrols of the wildlife reserves, cutline and fencing patrol, but can involve rapid response call-out duties. The crew will act as aerial communication, eye-in the sky liaison with other project aircraft and ground-based game rangers reporting and coordinating required actions to the mission objectives. All flights will have a mission objective pre-flight briefing and debriefing pursuant to antipoaching intelligence gathering and other conservation mission objectives. The crew will fly with existing experienced pilot volunteers, until sufficient project experience to act as Command Pilot. Day to Day Most flights are conducted as multi- crew flight operations with either another co-pilot or observer/radio operator on the aircraft. The crew will fly an allocated 35 hours in support of the operations which they will be entitled to log the hours in accordance with their own Pilots Licence issuing Authority.

Accommodation and Messing It needs to be understood that the projects are located remotely and that this experience should not be confused with a luxury Safari type experience in terms of accommodation and meals although every effort is made under the circumstances to make things as comfortable as possible for everyone on the project. On the project, meals are provided and accommodation is basic but comfortable. On certain projects accommodation and bathroom facilities are shared – Should you require a private room an additional charge will apply.

Rustic Lodge Accommodations

The lodge you will be staying in is rustic and comfortable with all required for day to day living accommodation, it boasts a swimming pool to cool off in and a great central socialising area, to enjoy those awesome bush days and downtime fun.

**Shared Accommodation is included in the price, should you wish to have a private room, there will be a surcharge of 150 Euros for the month**

Aircrafts

Bathawk Aircraft are manufactured in South Africa and with its helicopter-like visibility, designed specifically for bush/wildlife conservation applications. This type of aircraft is already used extensively in the region in these applications including SAN Parks, Botswana Wildlife Protection Services and numerous private conservation initiatives. www.bathawk.co.za

Cost to you and inclusions/ exclusions

COST TO PARTICIPANT – €1985 -00

*Includes – Collection from OR Tambo Airport (Johannesburg)

* Accommodation at the Town Lodge or Similar (OR Tambo intl. JHB) Foreign License Validation and conversion for aircraft type and check ride.

* Shuttle transfer to the lodge in Limpopo.

*Induction into the counter-poaching operation of ICORP. *35 Flight hours of the project month.

* Meals while on the project. *Participation in daily operations at the ICORP base.

*Includes Certificate of Participation from ICORP.

*Includes Shuttle Transfer back to (OR Tambo intl. JHB) from the base in Limpopo at the end of the Project.

* Accommodation in JHB- OR Tambo Town Lodge (or similar) on departure from South Africa.

**Please note the following are excluded, International travel from destination and return to destination / alcoholic beverages/snacks and bar account**

Legalities & Requirements

Pilots arriving on the project are expected to hold a pilot’s licence and medical certificate valid for the intended duration of their project. Due to the Labour Law legislation applicable in South Africa, volunteer Pilots may not receive any financial remuneration pursuant to their flying or conservation activities. All flying activities should be conducted within the parameters of South African Aviation Regulations which are based on the ICAO regulations.

Kindly review the relevant link. www.greenfli.net as well as our website for questions or more information contact michelled@greenfli.net chrisg@greenfli.net South Africa +27839569561 Malta +35699984732

THE LIFE OF A RANGER

The way that ICORP has evolved, and become a beacon of protection for Fauna and Flora in Southern Africa. A guardian of nature. Men working hard, risking their lives day and night. The victories and loses the good times and very hard times this journey has made us humble, and respectful to our cause. ICORP has worked throughout the COVID pandemic as an essential services organisation.

Our teams are focused on our full-circle approach of Rangers, Communities and Wildlife. To all our support and ICORP friends who have stood by us, we ask that you continue. Embrace the fight with us. Salute to ICORP and it’s Ranger units.

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Poole man’s effort to fight rhino poaching

A YOUNG Poole man who volunteered in South Africa to protect Rhinos from poachers has held a special event to highlight the plight of the animals nal elements, so they can in turn remain the disruptive force in wildlife protection , while serving our communities.

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Help us support our ICORP Unit Rangers during this time of need.

Every day, our committed Rangers work as an essential services organisation to support the wildlife and community we serve. Now, they need your help. Our organisation is committed to ensuring that our Rangers are able to maintain a professional Counter Poaching operation, stability with in the region and must able to maintain the effectiveness of the operations during this civid 19 crises. ICORP is a not for profit that has been severely impacted on by the Covid 19 pandemic.

We kindly ask that you join us in supporting our dedicated Rangers . Your gift will help provide immediate financial support so ICORP to purchase essential food, medical needs, fuels, K9 food supplements for Karma, updated equipment and other supplies. Help keep our ICORP Ranger unit safe and well prepared against the onslaught of poaching criminal elements, so they can in turn remain the disruptive force in wildlife protection , while serving our communities.

 
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ICORP Airwing

The ICORP Airwing Eagle has landed. Our wildlife protection has gone up a notch or two. The Rangers have a complete tool box, K9, and an eye in the sky with air to ground coms, while they are a highly trained and focused ground force You want to come and hurt our animals.. you will face the consequences.
 
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My Story

Thank you to Terra Conservation Initiative. I dedicate this to everyone who has walked this journey with us. Our supporters and our partners, who continue to assist our efforts to ensure our operations remain effective. Its vital as a not for profit. To our dedicated Rangers, the most dedicated men I know working long hours and at high risk, so committed.
 
To my sons Matthew Mcdonald and Joshua and daughter Jess Mc Donald who have all been on the front lines. your love of wildlife is an inspiration to me. Much appreciation to Ann Volkwein Saxton and Kim Langbecker thank you 🙏 Partners in Conservation.
 
 
Please donate to ensure that this Not for Profit Counter-Poaching force stays effective.
 
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RSA NPO No: N221-788 Reg: 19/043089/08
 

Support our ICORP Rangers, your ICORP Rangers’ – they are the voice for wildlife all wildlife and communities.

The ongoing fight 

It’s an ongoing fight to ensure that wildlife stays protected and secure. In 4 months our ICORP unit has removed 350 snares and 5 Gill nets. Apart from physically chasing poachers with dogs and machetes, some that are armed, several arrests made, a huge difference has been made on the Reserves/ Sanctuaries we operate on. Poaching is not just for meat, but for wet markets and to supply the witch doctor trade. This black-backed jackal is a prime example. Fortunately, he was located by our team, released and set free 13/07/20. Please donate to ensure that this Not for Profit Counter-Poaching force stays effective.
 
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Support our ICORP Rangers, your ICORP Rangers’ – they are the voice for wildlife all wildlife and communities.

Deserved Patches

These are the Rangers who truly deserve their ICORP patches

Support our ICORP Rangers, your ICORP Rangers’ – they are the voice for wildlife all wildlife and communities.

ICORP Rangers message to the world

Team ICORP on the beat protecting Wildlife 24/7. This is our own short video from the Rangers – these men are working around the clock to make a difference. Far from their families.

We don’t have any fancy film making equipment. This is a sincere call from the Rangers to you, to participate. We know that there are so many things clouding the real issues out there we must stand firm we must not let Poaching gangs flourish in the smoke cloud and so listen and act.

Support our ICORP Rangers, your ICORP Rangers’ – they are the voice for wildlife all wildlife and communities.

Updates of the follow-up operations

It’s so important that our ICORP supporters and friends are updated of the follow-up operations that ICORP has conducted from the last update 29 May 2020 so we are slowly taking apart a well organized illegal wildlife trade criminal syndicate.

ICORP Units have been operating on a conglomerate of Reserves with much success and have been able to reverse the Poaching activities down a few notches the outcomes below is a Reserve not part of our portfolio yet. We are however here to make sure wildlife stay alive and committed to doing so 40 plus snares are taken out of circulation in 24 hours that is 40 animals saved from certain death the math is simple but frightening.

Your donation will ensure that these operations remain effectively sustainable.

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Introducing Marc McDonald

G’day All

I would like to introduce to you all Mr Marc McDonald. Founder of ICORP (International Coalition Of Rhino Protection) a Registered not for profit organisation in South Africa Australia and the U.S.A. Most of you know who he is but for the people that don’t here is a short introduction.

Marc has been working in the Conservation and Wildlife Protection for over 35 years he has put in enormous time his heart and soul to the cause. Fighting against mafia-style armed poaching syndicates and corrupt officials almost costing him his life on several occasions helping out the communities and underprivileged kids. Marc is an inspiration and a True Professional.

Extremely knowledgeable in the Fauna and Flora of the Southern African bush. He has dedicated his whole life to protect Africa’s beautiful majestic wildlife and Flora. Has an unbelievable passion for what he believes in and what is right.

I had the honour and privilege to walk and patrol in the African bush and sit in night Ambushes with Marc McDonald. An amazing Experience with an Awesome genuine man. I was with him on one occasion where he took his heavy army jacket off and gave it to a local man who was working on the Fenceline and was cold and wet.

Marc is a True Wildlife Warrior the real deal a true gentleman with a heart of gold..he is a hero to Wildlife..the voice of the voiceless. I want to sincerely thank you, Marc, for what you do for Wildlife and conservation. We will keep on fighting this fight together Sir. To keep Africa’s amazing Majestic wildlife alive and free to roam.

Mario Buzzanca

MAPAI PROJECT INFORMATION GUIDE

For more information on the Mapai project development critical path and a guide for the Mapai project, documenting the required results desired by the end of 2023, please click below. Please also go to our Facebook page to see all the pictures that we are posting daily.

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ICORP supporting animals in crises will help heal the devastation we are all facing as a collective. Peace and love “ WE ARE ALL IN THE TOGETHER” 😁✌🏽🌏💜🌈🦏🐾🐘

Help us support our ICORP Unit Rangers during this time of need

Every day, our committed Rangers work as an essential services organization to support the wildlife and community we serve. Now, they need your help. Our organization is committed to ensuring that our Rangers are able to maintain a professional Counter-Poaching operation, stability within the region and must able to maintain the effectiveness of the operations during this Covid 19 crises. ICORP is a not for profit that has been severely impacted on by the Covid 19 pandemic.

We kindly ask that you join us in supporting our dedicated Rangers . Your gift will help provide immediate financial support so ICORP to purchase essential food, medical needs, fuels, K9 food supplements for Karma, updated equipment and other supplies. Help keep our ICORP Ranger unit safe and well prepared against the onslaught of poaching criminal elements, so they can, in turn, remain the disruptive force in wildlife protection, while serving our communities.

Please continue your support, so we can keep our operations going.

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ABN 86 869 838 535 Australia

SA NPO Registration No: N221-788 Reg: 2019/043089/08

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ICORP units on the ground

From the ICORP units on the ground in Southern Africa. We can not afford the high-class films and movies, but we can send you some stills of the work these teams are carrying out on a 24/7 weekly rotation, night and day, from their special operations temp bases, as they rotate from one area to the next. They have cleaned and extracted hundreds of snares, from the landscape, made arrests, hereby saving hundreds of beautiful animals from a certain horrible death.

Poachers pack the path with brush and creating a funnel with the snare at the small end. I want you to take a moment to think about what you would be doing if you were there? Working on their knees following the path of killers as they have set snares on wild animals pathways leading to the water. Listening and scouring the landscape from observation posts. Continuing being a serious disruptive force in the area.

Our unit will start sending short messages from the field soon, from the front lines to keep you updated on what ICORP is achieving out there. So folks lets make a $5 donation to these units if it’s more fantastic. All funds keep these operations going – ensuring that they have rations, fuel, and batteries for their night vision and thermals. K9 dog food for Karma who is working hard with her fellow Rangers. These units must stay on top of their game. ICORP is a registered not for Profit in Australia, South Africa and the USA. An essential services organization at work.

There are more photos on our Facebook page.

Please continue your support, so we can keep our operations going.

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Our permanent Rangers, all specialists in their fields

To work in the field of Counter-Poaching (Anti-Poaching) you have to have strong mental capacity, be well-disciplined, focused and dedicated. It’s not a social ride, but a deep commitment to the cause of wildlife protection and community development. ICORP has come on a 6-year journey, with many many lessons under the belt. A strong support base, and a very solid team. Our permanent Rangers, all specialists in their fields, invite all veterans – police and military brothers and sisters..to come and fly your flag for conservation, working and sharing skills with theses ICORP Rangers. Contact Mario Rhino Buzzanca, our vet Ranger coordinator, and get your name down, for the time this pandemic ends. Our teams are an essential services organization and have been working through. We need relive Rangers.. 1-3 months. All candidates must have either the military or police backgrounds or a min of 12 months Counter-Poaching experience. Its time.

Please continue your support, so we can keep our operations going.

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SA NPO Registration No: N221-788 Reg: 2019/043089/08

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#norangersnoanimals

POACHERS KILL MORE RHINOS AS the CORONA VIRUS HALTS TOURISM TO AFRICA

A sedated and bandaged young rhino being rescued from South Africa’s North West last month. Credit Nico Jacobs 

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ICORP Rangers on the ground need your support

ICORP Rangers on the ground need your support even more in this difficult time all over the world! We need to raise $2000. Collectively we can. If all of our supporters just send in a $2 we would be able to sustain our operations and buy additional equipment so needed and warm all-weather jackets.

This is about wildlife being protected against poaching gangs killing and maiming wildlife out there knowing that lodges and Reserves gates are closed. While we think about the world and human preservation, we at ICORP have a responsibility and an oath we have made to make sure that our mission is maintained and no wildlife is lost on our watch. Help us to sustain our operations.

Please continue your support, so we can keep our operations going.

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ABN 86 869 838 535 Australia

SA NPO Registration No: N221-788 Reg: 2019/043089/08

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#norangersnoanimals

Coronavirus is causing huge shutdowns and other hardships worldwide

To all our ICORP family globally. So the coronavirus is causing huge shutdowns and other hardships worldwide.This includes the countries we are operating in. The South African Government has ordered a full lockdown. ICORP is an essential services organization and can not walk away from its primary responsibility, Wildlife protection and Community development. Can you imagine if we did? We will not compromise the vulnerable and so our units are in the field day and night. These dedicated and committed Rangers are far from their loved ones and I ask that you spare a thought and a prayer for these brave men. Poaching has increased with the lockdowns, the Reserves gates are closed, and lodges closed. Poaching gangs are trying to operate with impunity and this, ICORP will never tolerate!! Snare lines have increased, and we are there to combat the wave after wave.. the onslaught is very real. Our Rangers are all in good health and have been tested. Karma our K9 Ranger is working hard tracking humans. This is a message to all of you.. please consider a donation of your choice to ensure our operations remain sustainable and effective during this pandemic.Go to our ICORP FB page and see the team that you will be assisting.. like it and get involved.
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The are more photos which can be viewed on our Facebook page

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Bush talks with Marc

ICORP founder Marc McDonald will give regular ‘Bush talks with Marc’ on topics that ICORP are concerned/working with. Please go to YouTube for regular video updates.

Please help us in our work by donating and helping us support our brilliant Rangers.

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The reality on the ground folks

This is happening daily on many Reserves in Southern Africa.

When will these populations collapse? ICORP is operating on a cluster of Reserves its shocking , the disrespect of wildlife, and the enormous illegal trade in wildlife parts amd meat in that region. An economic disaster if this is left unchecked will result in unemployment and collapse of a Tourism industry. Our veteran units arriving in March and April 2020. Please assist ICORP and any donation will do.

The photos are grapghic and can be viewed on our Facebook page

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Message from our founder Marc McDonald

We are a real passionate organization of committed people from around the world dedicated to ensuring that the flora and fauna of Southern Africa are preserved and protected for future generations to enjoy.  We have two goals: 1 To safeguard wildlife under our protection at assigned sanctuaries and, 2 To raise awareness, and to educate the public about the challenges facing Africa’s natural heritage.

ICORP MISSION STATEMENT

The International Coalition of Rhino Protection (ICORP) operates a well-trained and equipped Counter-Poaching Unit at a designated wildlife sanctuary in South Africa.  Through innovative wildlife protection strategies, industry best practices and strategic planning with sanctuary management, ICORP seeks to protect and ensure the survival of the sanctuary’s critical wildlife population.  Directly supporting its wildlife protection mission, ICORP seeks to raise the public’s awareness of the challenges facing Africa’s wildlife through innovative, effective and relevant public engagement outreach programs and initiatives.

ICORP VISION STATEMENT

ICORP intends to stand between Africa’s wildlife and those who seek to do them harm.  We will be the storyteller for the wildlife who have no voice by raising awareness of the challenges faced by the beautiful natural resources of Africa.

Congratulations to a great team for saving animals day and night. ICORP Ranger Team rocks.

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Latest Press Release

ICORP has been busy and while we wait for certain processes to be completed, I can announce that the Sanctuary for Wildlife and Flora restoration and protection has become a reality in the Banhine National Park area. Our Communities have been identified, where much skills and development will be initiated, To all our ICORP friends and family, the next step is so important regarding the building block and foundation of this project, and that is to keep wildlife from wondering off the demarcated area – through water provision.

Two boreholes must be placed in the Sanctuary and to be fully equipped. We need to raise the necessary funds to provide this natural recourse and so I invite you to invest in water for wildlife. It is the height of the rainy season, yet no pans hold water, the grass is turning to powder and wildlife are dying at this moment. I have seen many droughts in my career as a conservationist, but this is shocking.

Please help ICORP raise $10 000 per borehole, and this includes equipping with a submersible pump, solar panels, electrical box, and pipes. We will be releasing a media statement on the project soon. Conservation and Community engagement are our core functions with additional components of Tourism and Training.

Thank you, Ben Raddatz and Filipe Tovela for your assistance and hard work over the last 2 weeks. #noramhersnoanimals

Marc McDonald

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Marc McDonald interview

Our founder was recently interviewed by Lisa G on 107.3 HFM Listen to the interview below.

Securing a 15000-hectare sanctuary

At ICORP we are in the process of securing a 15000-hectare sanctuary in Mozambique to ensure that all wildlife is safe and able to flourish. As an NFP organization, we rely heavily on donations to ensure that our brave Rangers are able to continue with their operations to stop all illegal wildlife activities.
That’s why I am putting my hand up to do a #waxforwildlife (waxing my body – most painful thing in my eyes) and trying to fundraise $1000 (or more) for ICORP. This year I’ll be working with ICORP in South Africa. So please jump aboard and help us to acquire more land and help save Africa’s wildlife by kindly donating

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