Tracker Dogs Making A Difference In The War Against Rhino Poaching

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An anti-poaching tracker dog takes a well-earned break after a hot-pursuit chase that resulted from a contact with rhino poachers in the dense bush near the border with Mozambique.

These tracking dogs, are absolute game changers against rhino and elephant poachers and assist the highly effective anti-poaching units, giving them the advantage at the frontlines of this on-going conservation war.

This conservation photography project is carried out in partnership with the Game Rangers Association of Africa (GRAA) that provides support, networks and representation for game rangers across Africa. This conservation photography project will use rangers as the “lead characters” to highlight the issues faced by conservationists and showcase opportunities for improved support of rangers in the future. Positive and targeted messages will be communicated that emphasise the critical role that rangers play in African conservation in ensuring that the continent’s natural heritage is preserved for the benefit of future generations. Support Africa’s Rangers by supporting the GRAA.

Peter Chadwick is a Fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP) whose mission is to further environmental and cultural conservation through photography. The iLCP’s goal is to use the art of high-quality photography to encourage people to take action in support of tangible and meaningful conservation measures.

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