We all have a responsibility towards ensuring the preservation of our wildlife in their natural habitat for the sake of our African heritage and future generations. BAC enjoys a long-standing partnership with a group of passionate and experienced wildlife conservationists in the company Heligistix, which is the holder of an independent Aircraft Operating Certificate (AOC No: CAA/N1345D). Collectively our partnership results in a well balanced approach to the application of helicopters in the wildlife conservation industry.
With our team of highly experienced game capture pilots, Heligistix specialises in helicopter wildlife management services, throughout Southern Africa. Based in the heart of Zululand, at Hluhluwe, South Africa, we operate a fleet of four dedicated Robinson R22 and R44 helicopters for game work, servicing the needs of the industry. By drawing from the BAC fleet we have the capacity to offer additional helicopters or larger types as the demand arises.
Some of the services offered by Heligistix include:
- Mass capture (herding)
- Chemical capture (darting)
- Game count/census
- Emergency response
- Guard positioning
We are proud to have played a role in various significant African conservation projects, such as ‘500 Elephants’, carried out by African Parks during 2016 and 2017, which involved the translocation of five hundred of these massive animals to a new home within Malawi. Heligistix provided the helicopter capture service for this hugely successful project.
A significant portion of the work carried out by Heligistix revolves around rhino conservation. On a daily basis we play a supporting role to the wildlife conservation industry, in the fight to save this endangered species from the slippery slope towards extinction.
It is a privilege and gives us great satisfaction to work with and support, some of the most renowned and respected conservationists of our time. Heligistix is committed to our ongoing service to wildlife