Total has been involved with SANParks for 61 years and part of the company’s support is supplying fuel to the Air-wing project to help in the fight against animal poaching.


South Africa (18 February 2020) – SANParks rangers are on the frontline of an ongoing war in South Africa; the war against poachers. The rangers use every tool available to them to stop poachers from crossing their fences and borders.

It all adds up and without support, it couldn’t be done. Their Air-wing team take the fight up to the sky. By using helicopters, the rangers are able to keep stock of the animals in the Kruger National Park, spot any problems and combat poachers on a much faster time-scale. For the last year, Total has made sure the Air-wing team has had all their fuel needs covered!

The cornerstone of Total’s corporate social investment strategy is to ensure that they nurture longstanding relationships that result in lasting growth and sustainability. As a leading oil and gas company, Total’s involvement with SANParks is making real change in South Africa.

Due to the considerable escalation in poaching, especially rhino poaching, 85% of the SANParks Air-wing’s aerial support missions are in support of anti-poaching initiatives. However, one of the biggest challenges of such an operation is the high costs, of which fuel costs form a third. In answer to this, Total sponsors the Air-wing project with fuel, jet fuel, and avgas. #SAINC met Chief Pilot, Jaco Mol, who says that Total’s backing has ensured a huge boost in the efficiency of their operation.

Today, the support from Total can clearly be seen by the efficiency and success of the anti-poaching missions!

As part of the #SAINC nation-building initiative, Total is joining a network of purpose-driven brands to share stories of positive progress in South Africa. These stories are being featured across social media in small snippets, just like the one below, but you will also be able to watch the full-length features live on television. You will find the airing times below:

22 February 2020 – SABC 2 – 14:30
10 March 2020 – Business Day TV – 16:00
12 March 2020 – Business Day TV – 12:00

Watch a snippet of the story below:

Sources: Regency Global 
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