Thanks to our very generous volunteers, donors and partners, Veterans for Wildlife is in a position to play a direct role in the protection of Africa's wildlife.

To be clear, Veterans for Wildlife does not place personnel in armed, so-called 'front-line' roles. This function necessarily needs to be fulfilled by local citizens employed by the appropriate authorities - duly authorised and tasked by government and law enforcement agencies to do so.

However, the brave men and women at the sharp end of anti-poaching operations cannot do their job in isolation. They require support - operational support. And that is where Veterans for Wildlife personnel come into their own. Drawing on years of relevant, recent experience our volunteers are able to plug critical capacity gaps in areas such as intelligence, surveillance, communications, training and other functions.

Moreover, critical resource shortfalls can be addressed by drawing upon Veterans for Wildlife's global network of partners and unique insights at ground-level. Both of which are by-products of the time and effort we invest in building meaningful relationships with stakeholders at all levels.

A Brand New Conservation Area