The planet’s wildlife and its species variety dwindle by the day. It remains a fact that every 15 minutes a wild elephant is killed for its ivory to be sold on the black market. Unfortunately, the absence of tourism during the pandemic has produced a spike in poaching across Africa. Therefore, it is ever more pressing that Field Rangers are recruited and trained in order to help combat wildlife crime and support essential conservation programs.
Poaching is a crime with devastating knock-on effects. The death of an animal often destroys the lives of its offspring, and, in a similar way, tragic consequences are often seen in local communities when rangers have been tragically killed in the line of duty. Furthermore, fewer elephants lead to less green fertilizer which in turn results in less wildlife growth, which has detrimental effects on the human population.
Africa’s wide savannahs and mesmerizing wildlife exert a powerful pull on travelers. With the Foundation’s efforts, we hope to preserve this and ensure that this treasure remains in place for future travelers to this wild continent.