By Tabitha Moore - Supporter Care and Database Executive
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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