Veterans for Wildlife began operating in South Africa in 2016 and is registered as both a Non-Profit Organisation with the Department of Social Development as well as a Public Benefit Organisation with the South African Revenue Service.

From very humble beginnings, Veterans for Wildlife has delivered a number of projects across the country and in support of a variety of partners. From KwaZulu-Natal to Limpopo and from private landowners to South African National Parks, as well as everything in between!

As ever, our focus is on the prevention of wildlife crime by partnering with and supporting existing conservation organisations working at the grassroots level. We continue to deliver critical capacity-building training programmes as well as contribute to addressing personnel and resource shortfalls in a number of locations.

Indeed, Veterans for Wildlife volunteers are employed across a diverse spectrum of projects. From working as technical advisors in support of high-tech anti-poaching systems, to delivering basic fieldcraft training, as well as basic life support in hostile environments, to providing bespoke security and risk management consultancy services.

Poaching, and wildlife crime more broadly is a complex issue. And that is why Veterans for Wildlife has adopted such a holistic approach to its operations in South Africa. We believe that all parties, public and private, need to work together to find a sustainable solution - for the future of our wildlife.