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Our Wild World

Our Wild World

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February 29th 2016:Ground Zero for Rhino with Damien Mander

In a world at war with wildlife, to conserve and protect rhino in critical habitat on the frontlines, the cost of peace often comes at the end of a barrel. Protecting rhino and poaching them is one of the most dangerous jobs on earth- lives literally hang in the balance. Between specially trained teams of rangers who have chosen at all costs to protect rhino, and those who would kill them because of the value we humans have proscribed to a few pounds of keratin. It all comes crashing together at ground zero: critical rhino habitat right up against impoverished communities, where international

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Damien Mander

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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International Anti Poaching Foundation

Wildlife crime is sweeping the planet. The illegal trafficking of wildlife is now one of the world’s largest criminal industries, with repeated links to terrorism networks. High Target Species such as elephant and rhino are being hunted to extinction. These animals are the most difficult to protect, as poachers go to the most extreme lengths to kill them. If we can safeguard these animals, then entire ecosystems are protected. The requirement for inspiring urgent political action towards the safekeeping of the planet cannot be overstated. This responsibility should transcend all levels of industry, business and society as we strive for a generation of people that give, not take. Increasing
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2129/our-wild-world 23/10/2017 08:00 23/10/2017 09:00 Our Wild World https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2129/our-wild-world In a world at war with wildlife, to conserve and protect rhino in critical habitat on the frontlines, the cost of peace often comes at the end of a barrel. Protecting rhino and poaching them is one of the most dangerous jobs on earth- lives literally hang in the balance. Between specially trained teams of rangers who have chosen at all costs to protect rhino, and those who would kill them because of the value we humans have proscribed to a few pounds of keratin. It all comes crashing together at ground zero: critical rhino habitat right up against impoverished communities, where international criminal cartels pull the puppet strings of desperate people. My guest Damien Mander of the International Antipoaching Foundation tells us like it is: the real costs both the financial and emotional toll of protecting one of our planets most enduring species. The IAPF has one mission: Rhino will not go extinct on their watch. iapf.org VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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