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About Veterans For Wildlife

Veterans For Wildlife is an international charity dedicated to ending the global illegal wildlife trade. We work in partnership with Governments and NGOs to empower Rangers and local communities to conserve nature.


Our core focus is to build the capacity of anti-poaching units who work on the frontline of conservation, through training and longterm mentoring programmes. 

Veterans For Wildlife was founded in 2016 by former British military veterans with a passion for wildlife. Our volunteers and staff consist of people with a range of life experiences from previous service in the armed forces, law enforcement, medical professions, border control and anti-poaching organisations from across the world. 

Covid 19 Update

Thank you for your interest in being a part of the Veterans for Wildlife community. Due to the coronavirus pandemic we have paused our operations for the year 2020 and will be re-launching in 2021.


If you’d like to be notified of when we are accepting new volunteer applications, please join our mailing list.

Who we work with

Peace Parks Foundation

Zoological Society of London

World Conservation Society

Grumetti Fund

©2020 by Veterans For Wildlife. Charity Number: 1167815