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Our Wild World

Our Wild World

Monday at 8 AM Pacific

January 05th 2015:The Human Toll in the Wildlife Wars with Damien Mander

The illegal trafficking and exploitation of wildlife is now one of the world’s largest criminal industries, with repeated links to terrorism networks. The animals most difficult to protect are also high target species: elephant and rhino, which are being hunted to extinction by poachers who go to extreme lengths to kill them. Inspiring urgent political action toward safekeeping of the planet cannot be overstated, and this responsibility must transcend all levels of industry, business and society. But the reality of winning the hearts and minds of the people living directly on the frontlines o

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Damien Mander, IAPF

Damien served as a Special Operations Sniper and Clearance Diver in the Australian Defense Force. Deployed in Iraq, he Project Managed the Iraq Special Police Training Academy, of up to 700 cadets at one time. Following 3 years on the frontlines of the Iraq war he departed in 2008 with no new direction in life. A trip to Africa left him face-to-face with the horrors that the worlds wildlife is facing. Liquidating his personal assets from his time in the military, he founded the IAPF The organization focuses on ranger training and operations and integrating modern solutions to conservation. Today, Damien is a soldier turned environmental activist living in Africa. He spends several mon
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2129/our-wild-world 18/12/2017 08:00 18/12/2017 09:00 Our Wild World https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2129/our-wild-world The illegal trafficking and exploitation of wildlife is now one of the world’s largest criminal industries, with repeated links to terrorism networks. The animals most difficult to protect are also high target species: elephant and rhino, which are being hunted to extinction by poachers who go to extreme lengths to kill them. Inspiring urgent political action toward safekeeping of the planet cannot be overstated, and this responsibility must transcend all levels of industry, business and society. But the reality of winning the hearts and minds of the people living directly on the frontlines of this war is critical, where both rangers and villagers daily risk their lives, direct action is a vital for successful conservation. Results there will only be accomplished by providing viable in situ alternatives to address poverty and daily realities found in the crosshairs on the thin green line where people and wildlife and money meet. VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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