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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News

  • Rapid Introduction of Ivory Bill to Parliament

    Today the Ivory Bill will be introduced to Parliament. The introduction of this Bill means that robust measures set out last month by Environment Secretary, Michael Gove are a step closer to becoming law, and helping to protect elephants for future generations. The Bill covers ivory items of all ages, not only those produced after a certain date, subject to some narrow, carefully-defined exemptions. The maximum penalty for breaching the ban will be an unlimited fine or up to five years in jail. Read more

  • Raising Awareness at Grassroots

    Kingston schools are the new front in a local soldier’s fight against poaching in Africa. Dermot Kavanagh, 28, from Putney, recently returned from a trip to South Africa where he served as a volunteer in the fight against poaching and helped foil gangs of armed poachers who were aiming to kill endangered rhinos. Dermot will be speaking at Robin Hood Primary School on May 25, and St Paul’s Primary School on June 5. Read more

  • Appointment of New Trustee to the Veterans for Wildlife Board

    Veterans for Wildlife are extremely pleased to confirm the appointment of Major Genreal (Retd.) Johan Jooste to the Board of Trustees of our South African operations. Amongst other responsibilities, General Jooste leads the team responsible for protecting over 40% of the world's rhino. He is arguably one of the world's most qualified and experienced voices when it comes to the prevention of wildlife crime and conservation matters in Southern Africa. Read more

  • 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

Blog

  • 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