Our planet’s wildlife and species are dwindling by the day. In fact, every 15 minutes an elephant is killed in the wild for its ivory and sold on the black market. Sadly, the lack of tourism over the last year has seen a spike in poaching across the African continent. It is therefore more important than ever, that we recruit and train Field Rangers to defeat wildlife crime and assist with crucial conservation projects.
It is vital that we raise awareness of the devastating knock-on effects of poaching, a crime which doesn’t just kill the animal, but destroys the lives of their offspring and threatens the lives of rangers; many of which have tragically died in the line of duty, further devastating local communities. The detrimental impacts are becoming increasingly evident. For example, no more elephants means less green fertiliser, which results in less wildlife growth, seriously impacting the lives of humans.