ANGERS at the War for Conservation, always working in precarious conditions, with a constant uncertainty of what to expect but always willing to risk their lives to ensure the preservation of Africa´s habitats and its species.These unknown and misunderstood Conservation Heroes spend the majority of their lives in the…
July 31 is World Ranger Day, a day each year that commemorates rangers killed or injured in the line of duty and celebrates the work rangers do to protect the world’s natural and cultural treasures. The commemoration of World Ranger Day calls for stronger penalties for poachers and an increase in the number of rangers.
At the South African Wildlife College Dog Unit, they train dog breeds like Belgian Melanois, German Short-Haired Pointers and Fox Hounds to help tackle poaching. The dedication and care given to the dogs is extraordinary.
Rhino poaching has reached a “crisis point,” and it is driving the species ever closer to extinction, according to conservationists.
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Meet Arrow and his handler, Henry Holtshyzen. Harnessed together, they take off across the vast wildlife preserve. Arrow seems unperturbed, even as they hurl themselves out of the helicopter, falling more than 6,000 feet to earth — and landing in the middle of the poaching wars.
Back packs sponsored by SANPArks Honorary Rangers were given to a team of Ranger dog handlers after they completed another week of assessments. Assessment occurs 3x/year. The dogs are reassessed with regard to their health, obedience, and discipline.
Pilanesberg National Park in South Africa deals with the poaching problem on a daily basis. The park, has lost a staggering total of nine rhinos in eight weeks.