TRAINING

“Park rangers are on the frontline of wildlife conservation every day and, more often than not, find themselves under trained and under equipped to protect species from poachers.”

The areas that rangers are charged with protecting are vast, remote and difficult to access, and it’s imperative that these men and women have the skills and tools required to defend themselves and the animals from harm.

Using our wealth of experience from the military, conservation, and working with anti-poaching organisations across the African continent, we aim to implement methods that have been tried and tested by governments, NGOs, and law enforcement agencies across the globe to train, advise, and assist rangers in the field. Wild Response implements a structured approach to save both time and resources.  Initially, we run a Basic course that guarantees the rangers are fully trained in field survival and medical techniques, as well as man-tracking and shooting – organisations across the world teach their cadets these skills at a base-level so they can survive life-threatening situations, and this is no different on the frontlines of wildlife conservation.

Once a ranger has successfully completed the Basic anti-poaching ranger training course, they can progress to the Advanced stage, where they learn in-depth ranger tactics and further medical skills, as well as learning advanced off-road driving techniques; however, these field skills are not the only abilities needed to dismantle the illegal wildlife trade effectively.  Whilst catching a poacher may be viewed as a successful operation, the whole exercise is useless without being able to conclusively implicate them in the crime.

This is why we also focus on the legal processes; training rangers in crime scene investigation and interrogation techniques, evidence collection, and forensic photography as well as the rule of law and police hand-off procedures, in order to increase the currently poor rate of prosecution.

The best way to cement our understanding of essential concepts is to teach them to others which is why, once a ranger has successfully graduated from our Advanced course, they are eligible to attend our Train The Trainer course to give them the skills required to pass on their knowledge to others.  Not only does this ensure the rangers are confident in everything they’ve learned so far, but it means that in the future they can continue to train themselves with minimal input from us, so we can refocus our efforts on untrained rangers and expand our efforts. Finally, to make sure a lack of equipment doesn’t undermine our hard work, we aim to provide all of our course graduates with new uniforms and field gear so they can fulfill their duties as effectively as possible.

TRAINING

“Park rangers are on the frontline of wildlife conservation every day and, more often than not, find themselves under trained and under equipped to protect species from poachers.”

The areas that rangers are charged with protecting are vast, remote and difficult to access, and it’s imperative that these men and women have the skills and tools required to defend themselves and the animals from harm.

Using our wealth of experience from the military, conservation, and working with anti-poaching organisations across the African continent, we aim to implement methods that have been tried and tested by governments, NGOs, and law enforcement agencies across the globe to train, advise, and assist rangers in the field. Wild Response implements a structured approach to save both time and resources.  Initially, we run a Basic course that guarantees the rangers are fully trained in field survival and medical techniques, as well as man-tracking and shooting – organisations across the world teach their cadets these skills at a base-level so they can survive life-threatening situations, and this is no different on the frontlines of wildlife conservation.

Once a ranger has successfully completed the Basic training course, they can progress to the Advanced stage, where they learn in-depth ranger tactics and further medical skills, as well as learning advanced off-road driving techniques; however, these field skills are not the only abilities needed to dismantle the illegal wildlife trade effectively.  Whilst catching a poacher may be viewed as a successful operation, the whole exercise is useless without being able to conclusively implicate them in the crime. This is why we also focus on the legal processes; training rangers in crime scene investigation and interrogation techniques, evidence collection, and forensic photography as well as the rule of law and police hand-off procedures, in order to increase the currently poor rate of prosecution.

The best way to cement our understanding of essential concepts is to teach them to others which is why, once a ranger has successfully graduated from our Advanced course, they are eligible to attend our Train The Trainer course to give them the skills required to pass on their knowledge to others.  Not only does this ensure the rangers are confident in everything they’ve learned so far, but it means that in the future they can continue to train themselves with minimal input from us, so we can refocus our efforts on untrained rangers and expand our efforts. Finally, to make sure a lack of equipment doesn’t undermine our hard work, we aim to provide all of our course graduates with new uniforms and field gear so they can fulfill their duties as effectively as possible.

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combating illegal trade in wildlife, Training, Wild Response

Wild Response is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, non-profit organization registered in Massachusetts, United States. All donations made to Wild Response are tax deductible to the extent provided by law.

Wild Response’s E.I.N. (Employer Identification Number/Federal Tax Identification Number) is 83-3753390

combating illegal trade in wildlife, Training, Wild Response
combating illegal trade in wildlife, Training, Wild Response

Wild Response is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, non-profit organization registered in Massachusetts, United States. All donations made to Wild Response are tax deductible to the extent provided by law.

Wild Response’s E.I.N. (Employer Identification Number/Federal Tax Identification Number) is 83-3753390