Launch of The Cull by Tony Park

Veterans for Wildlife has been built on the commitment and hard work of volunteers from across the world; including our ‘permanent staff’, who freely give of their time and expertise simply to play their part for the most worthy of causes. Chief among them is acclaimed Australian author Tony Park.Read more

On the Ground Saving Lives

After an eventful 10 days, Veterans for Wildlife’s latest project comes to a close. Our regular volunteer Paul has been in the Sabi region of the Greater Kruger National Park providing critical medical training to rangers on the frontline in the fight against poaching and wildlife crime.Read more

UK Announces Ivory Ban

According to new plans announced today, the UK is seeking to impose a wholesale ban on the trade in ivory. Such action is extremely welcomed by Veterans for Wildlife, our supporters and of course the countless other individuals and entities dedicated to the protection of elephant as well as other vulnerable species.Read more

Bringing the Armed Forces Covenant to Life

Veterans for Wildlife take the issue of empowering veterans very seriously. We recongise the challenges that they face once leaving the ‘comfort zone’ afforded by service life. Accordingly, in 2016, Veterans for Wildlife became proud signatories and supporters of the Armed Forces Covenant. With a specific focus on starting new careers and the provision of discounted services.Read more

Veterans for Wildlife Deploy to Nambiti Game Reserve to Train Anti-Poaching Rangers

In September two volunteers will join the Veterans for Wildlife team who will deploy to Nambiti Game Reserve to train their in-house anti-poaching unit. Mark is one of the volunteers that will join the Veterans for Wildlife team on this project. This exciting project is just one of the ways in which Veterans for Wildlife is helping on the ground, all made possible by committed and highly-experienced volunteers such as Mark and Dale.Read more

Veterans for Wildlife Say No to Proposed Second Rhino Horn Auction

Veterans for Wildlife are extremely saddened to note that, despite vociferous opposition to last month’s abortive rhino horn auction, its organisers are already working on plans to hold a second such sale. As such, Veterans for Wildlife is campaigning for details of the auction(s) to be made public. Who is buying horn domestically, for what purpose and where is this horn ultimately ending up? That’s why we say #DontHideTheHorn!Read more

Greedy Rhino Horn Auction Insults Rangers, Commodifies Wildlife and Sends Mixed Messages

As the recent legal rhino horn auction in South Africa concludes, Veterans for Wildlife stands completely against the commodification of wildlife and will be campaigning for transparency of who the buyers were and where the horns have now gone. #DontHideTheHornRead more

Operational Support to the Postcode Meerkat

Veterans for Wildlife is very proud to announce that we will be deploying two volunteers, Tony and Sam, next month in collaboration with CSIR and SANParks. The volunteers will be assisting in the operation of the new Postcode Meerkat system. The Meerkat is a Wide Area Surveillance System (WASS), and is a major force multiplier for the hard working rangers deployed in the Kruger National Park.Read more

New Rhino Horn Regulations a Slap in the Face for Anti-Poaching Efforts

Proposed changes to South Africa's regulations on the domestic trade in rhino horn are a slap in the face to rangers, police, soldiers and anti-poaching units putting their lives on the line to protect rhinos.Read more

Black Mambas Command, Leadership and Management in Context

Veterans for Wildlife are exceptionally proud to be facilitating the Black Mamba's first ever Senior Command Course. Over the period of three weeks in May, the charity will be deploying two highly-skilled and experienced volunteers to South Africa, with a mandate to deliver a key command, leadership and management course.Read more

Veterans Say No to Lion Bone Export Quota

The exportation of lion bones from South Africa should be banned completely according to Veterans for Wildlife, and more work should be done on reducing the demand for bones internationally.Read more