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Niassa Wilderness http://niassawilderness.org
The first BatHawk aircraft for this one-million-acre property was delivered in 2014, funded in part by Wilderness Conservancy donations.
Located in northern Mozambique, Niassa Wilderness is Block L7 on the South Eastern Bank of the Lugenda River and covers 450,000 hectares of the Niassa Reserve, the third largest protected area in Africa. Since the dramatic increase in co-ordinated elephant poaching due to the demand in ivory, they began focusing their efforts in 2016 to anti-poaching and law enforcement to tackle wildlife crime and "to preserve this sacred place".

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Niassa's video below, shows the Bat Hawk aircraft and the Director of Conservation and Law Enforcement, Derek Littleton as he flies over the Reserve's iconic landscape. It is home to Elephant, Cape buffalo, Lion, Leopard, Hippo, Crocodile,Wild dogs, Wildebeest, Zebra, Impala, Sable Antelope, Lichtenstein Hartebeest, Livingstone’s eland, Common reedbuck, Klipspringer and over 400 bird species.

"Niassa is one of the largest reserves in Africa, and hosts the largest Elephant population in Mozambique. Niassa has been ravaged by poaching, so much so, that in the last 5 years the Elephant population has fallen by 70%. Elephants are ecosystem engineers, and crucial to all life in Niassa."



An introductory video showing the training required for piloting a Bat Hawk aircraft. Our aerial surveillance aircraft of choice for anti-poaching operations in Block L7 of the Niassa Reserve, Northern Mozambique.


Niassa Wilderness pilots undergoing training in the surrounding areas of Hoedspruit. Helping with Rhino counts, while simulating the type of flying required for anti-poaching efforts in our operating area (Block L7) within the Niassa Reserve.


SummaryAntipoaching Aircraft * Ongava Reserve * Gorongosa Park * Niassa WildernessAntipoaching Endorsements Computer Systems Game Scout Awards Equipment for Animal Studies Humanitarian Aircraft History Ongoing Programs Relocation of Wildlife School Supplies, Clothing and Toys Support Equipment for Antipoaching Aircraft



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