We are forging iron-clad bonds within the communities we work alongside. Sustainable conservation is only possible through community efforts and we are proud to work together with our project collaborators SUCH AS THE WARHORSE PROJECT, SOLDIERS FOR WILDLIFE, AND MORE.
Through our programs working alongside local partners, Wild Response wildlife non-profit conducts snare clearance missions, assists in conservation studies, offers educational programs, and gives financial and material assistance to not only local rangers but also the communities they are a part of.
Giving back to the communities that we work within is an important component of all of our programs. Our goal is to promote conservation and end illegal poaching sustainably.
To do this, it is essential to nurture community buy-in. Illegal poaching is not just done by highly organized criminal cartels, but also by day-to-day subsistence poaching by impoverished people who feel they have no other choice. The killing of wild animals to put food on the table. Simply put: Poverty leads to illegal poaching.
We believe in the possibility of transforming communities through engagement: teaching the value and importance of conservation as well as training community members to become wildlife rangers, protecting their lands, and enabling sustainable wildlife tourism, which research has shown can be up to 5x more beneficial to the local economy than illegal poaching.
This brings much-needed economic support to the greater community while creating long-lasting positive effects on the conservation and species diversity. Inquire today about partnerships!