International Anti-Poaching Foundation, Damien Mander @ Norwood Club – a Africa interest event taking place on 2017-05-01 19:00:00 in United States
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. Safeguarding these animals is the core business of the International Anti Poaching Foundation. Anti-poaching rangers form the first and last line of defence for nature. Without the right training, equipment, management and support they cannot defend the World’s natural heritage for future generations. Come see Damien Mander speak at Norwood Club about the IAPF and the Rangers that protect the wildlife in Southern Africa. Thirty-seven year old Damien Mander served as a special operations sniper and clearance diver for Australia. Whilst deployed in Iraq he project managed the Iraq Special Police Training Academy, overseeing training of up to 700 cadets at one time. Following three years on the frontline 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 world's wildlife is dealing with. Liquidating all personal assets acquired from 12 tours of duty, he founded the International Anti-Poaching Foundation. The organisation focuses on ranger training, operations and integrating modern technology into conservation. Today, the Australian is a soldier-turned-environmental activist. He is outspoken about conservation and the nature of our priorities in an uncertain world. Damien's work has featured in National Geographic Magazine, 60 Minutes, Animal Planet, Al Jazeera, Voice of America, Forbes, Sunday Times, & Good Weekend Magazine. VIDEOS TED TALK : Modern Warrior: Damien Mander https://www.youtube.com/embed/9FCsyK4aRXQ 60 MINUTES : IAPF International Anti-Poaching Foundation. Damien's War https://www.youtube.com/embed/jmo3nt5an_w
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