Wildlife Rangers

by David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation
Wildlife Rangers
Jan 25, 2021

Wildlife Rangers - January 2021 Update

Thank you for protecting endangered species in Africa and Asia by choosing to support rangers who fight wildlife crime.

In this update, I would like to tell you the story of a reformed poacher turned wildlife ranger, who works for our ground-based conservation partners, Game Rangers International (GRI).

Luka was 25 years old when he became a poacher in order to provide for his mother and two younger siblings. After 10 years of poaching, he finally found himself in front of a judge and sent to prison in Kaoma, a small town on the edge of the Kafue National Park, Zambia. However, after two weeks in prison, Luka met a representative of GRI, who offered him a job working in the park protecting the wildlife at the GRI Release Facility for orphaned elephants.

Luka is now the longest-serving scout at the GRI Release Facility and has been working there since its inception 12 years ago. 

This would not have been possible without your support.


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David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation

Location: Guildford, Surrey - United Kingdom
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Twitter: @DSWFwildlife
Project Leader:
Theo Bromfield
Guildford, Surrey United Kingdom
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