Wildlife poaching is on the rise once again. 11 black rhinos were found slaughtered in Namibia in just two weeks in June – more than 10 percent of the total population!
There’s a proven way to stop poachers: well trained and equipped wildlife rangers, especially those from the local communities.
But right now, most rangers don’t have the training they need to succeed – 150 rangers have been killed in the last 12 months alone.
One group of elite wildlife rangers is working to change that by training thousands more rangers in the world's worst poaching hotspots. In just a few years, they’ve had incredible success, reaching nearly 1,900 rangers across East Africa, and reducing poaching to almost zero in some areas! Now, they’re racing to expand into Southern Africa.
Together we can help them train another team of elite rangers as trainers in five more countries, who will then go on and train 2,000 more rangers to stop poachers in their tracks.
The Namibia Economist. 11 July 2022.
National Geographic. 25 June 2020.
InfoNile. 24 June 2021.
Reuters. 10 February 2022.