A Holistic Approach Is Needed To Address Conservation Imperatives

Central African Poaching Complexities_©PeterChadwick_AfricanConservationPhotographer

The poaching threat against Africa's iconic wildlife is resulting in us having to focus on putting specific training, equipping and operational interventions in place in order to address it. BUT through this focussed attention, we are also creating a vacuum by not addressing the other conservation priorities that still need to take place. We need a holistic approach that ensures that all  conservation imperatives are all simultaneously and effectively dealt with!

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.