62 rangers trained in 1 year

Veterans for Wildlife volunteers spent 3240 hours on the ground supporting wildlife conservation entities and mentoring and training rangers in 2016/17.

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  • Veterans for Wildlife Dispatches: Transitioning from the Military into the Conservation Sector

    With unique insights into the world of conservation and working tirelessly in the field of veterans' affairs, Veterans for Wildlife is extremely excited to launch our brand new offering: Dispatches. The first dispatch will be titled: Transitioning from the Military into the Conservation Sector. The team will discuss various challenges associated with this transition, the qualifications needed, and the limitations on foreign nationals operating in Africa. Read more

  • Veterans for Wildlife secure backing of Lord Ashcroft KCMG PC for its Footprints of Hope Project

    Veterans for Wildlife are very excited to announce that we have secured the backing of Lord Ashcroft KCMG PC, who will support the charity's Footprints of Hope project. This is a world's first! Footprints of Hope is a two week intensive, fully-immersive programme consisting of mentoring, animal-assisted therapy (AAT), TRiM, Therapeutic Art and Yoga Nidra. It will take place at Care for Wild Rhino Sanctuary in South Africa. Read more

  • Soldiering On Finalists' Reception

    Friday 09 February saw the 2018 Soldiering on Awards finalists gather together for a special celebratory reception held in central London. The evening’s host, Soldiering On Awards President, General the Lord Dannatt, welcomed 170 guests, including 41 finalists along with their nominators, to the Cholmondeley Room and Terrace at the Palace of Westminster. Read more

  • The UK Government’s 25 Year Plan to Improve the Environment

    In a major speech on the environment the UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, unveiled the government's 25-year strategic plan to improve the environment for future generations. The plan includes pledges to eliminate avoidable waste, as well as to introduce new safeguards for wildlife and connect more children with nature. Read more


  • Q & A With One of the Team

    Following on from the launch of our Save a Life campaign, whereby Veterans for Wildlife are asking our supporters as well as members of the public to donate funds for the purchase of medical equipment, Wild Crowd facilitated a question and answer session with Paul Brodrick. Read more

  • Back in the Fight: a Digger's Tale

    Veterans for Wildlife team member, and renowned author Tony Park, has his say... When I was contacted by Veterans for Wildlife to help out with their public relations my initial reaction, beyond offering a bit of advice, was to say no. While I did work in public relations in the past, I now write novels set in Africa for a living and in my mind I was done both with PR and anything military-related. Read more

  • The One Important Reason Why You Should Visit South Africa Before it's Too Late

    To paraphrase the famous quote, there are things that we simply don’t understand. But by recognizing this fact, we are able to seek the answers and expand our knowledge. This, of course, is the first step in the journey to knowing and understanding those things that we aren’t even aware of yet. Read more

  • What do Foreign Forces Know About Anti-Poaching?

    Whether one wishes to acknowledge it or not, the fight against wildlife crime and poaching in particular is already ‘militarised’. One need merely take stock of the number of shooting incidents that occur, the weapons and other equipment in circulation, as well as the relevant tactics employed in the field by poachers and anti-poaching rangers alike. Read more