"If people realised what is happening, they would be ashamed to be part of the crisis. We don’t want to spend our time catching criminals, we want to stop the crime from happening.” Samuel Wasser, of the University of Washington in Seattle who recently led the study of the of 23 tons of ivory seized over a 12 month period. Read more at International Anti Poaching Foundation.
International Ranger Training Academy
The IAPF Victoria Falls Ranger Training Facility was opened in March of 2010. This international academy on 5000 hectares currently allows up to 28 rangers to be trained at one time. Trainees are exposed to a vast diversity of wildlife and terrain, preparing them to deploy to any area and fulfill the daily challenges of protecting wildlife.
During the course rangers are taught a number of subjects in the classroom before taking these various components and fulfilling the operational requirements of protecting the academy itself.
The Academy was only made possible through the outstanding and unwavering support of the community and all the relevant authorities. It demonstrates what can be achieved when all concerned stakeholders are working together towards a common goal.
10 different subject matter experts make themselves available for instruction at the academy. This diversity in knowledge and teaching methods provides trainees with the best possible platform for achieving everything they can.
Plans are being finalised for the construction of phase two which will house an additional 118 rangers. Facilities within the academy will make it the Continent’s premier facility for producing the highest calibre rangers. If you would like to make contributions towards the construction of this progressive institution then please contact Trianon at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Animal Rights & Welfare
Posts by Betsy Seeton
"The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created
The source of the quote is Walker's preface to Marjorie Spiegel's 1988 book, "The Dreaded Comparison" . Her next sentence was, "This is the gist of Ms. Spiegel's cogent, humane and astute argument, and it is sound."