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Action Against Poaching


We are a new non-for-profit organisation offering direct and proactive support to Anti-Poaching initiatives in Africa.

The increase in poaching, the ivory and horn trade in Africa is at epidemic levels, which is seriously threatening the survival of Rhinoceros and Elephants.

At current rates, Elephants will be extinct in less than 25 years and Rhinos 5-10 years if something isn’t done…NOW!

 

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Action Against Poaching


We are a new non-for-profit organisation offering direct and proactive support to Anti-Poaching initiatives in Africa.

The increase in poaching, the ivory and horn trade in Africa is at epidemic levels, which is seriously threatening the survival of Rhinoceros and Elephants.

At current rates, Elephants will be extinct in less than 25 years and Rhinos 5-10 years if something isn’t done…NOW!

 

 

UK Armed Forces association…

Co-founder and Trustee of AAP Matt Croucher GC, has an extensive Military background over the past 16 years. He has served in both Iraq and the Afghanistan conflicts and was awarded the George Cross in 2008. Matt has been heavily involved in charity since 2008 with AAP now his main charitable effort and passion.

Utilising former Armed Forces personnel is invaluable to our foundation, the skills they posses assist our cause greatly. Being able to adapt these skills towards our cause is rewarding to the individuals we employ and those we help. We are passionate about re-employing those who have been medically discharged or are having issues adapting to civilian employment. 

Our Mission;

To effectively assist our partners and our own initiatives in the combatting of illegal poaching, the Ivory and horn trade. Our main focus is the proactive assistance of the protection of endangered species such as Rhinoceros and Elephants. We achieve this through 3 main programmes…

 

 
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PROGRAMMES


PROGRAMMES


Ranger Programme 

We deliver training to Anti-Poaching law enforcement teams in poaching hotspots around the African Continent. Rangers are the last line but also frontline of defence in the Anti-Poaching wars and by developing their skills and capabilities, this greatly assists their effectiveness in tracking, locating and apprehending poachers. This also includes the teaching of securing physical and forensic evidence, to maximise the potential in the prosecution of offenders.

Intelligence Programme

Having an ‘Intelligence’ capability is invaluable to our work and provides a solid backbone for which we can undertake our direct support!

How do we do this?

Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS); Utilising the latest and most advanced aviation surveillance systems, we can monitor and patrol huge areas of national parks in the most efficient way as is currently possible. Our UAS’s can operate in excess of 20hrs in the air, with an operational radius of up to 600km. Information is relayed back to our portable Flight Operations Centres (FOCs). Our thermal and optical cameras are Military grade technology and can pinpoint human activity Kilometres away. We can program our UAS’s to track suspected individuals covertly, whilst we scramble and deploy the nearest Ranger Patrols to any suspected sightings.

Domestic Intelligence / HUMINT (Human intelligence); This all sounds James Bond and to some extent this is true… Utilising specialist trained individuals to infiltrate and report back on poaching activity, the various ‘middlemen’, routes of illegal ivory/horn trades etc, enables us to formulate an Intelligence Strategy which assists Rangers and Law Enforcement more effectively in undertaking their duties. 

Education

Educating individuals in Africa on the law and consequences of becoming involved, as well as the morale values associated with the poaching trade are important. Equally as important is the wider educational strategy globally, educating nations in the Far-East as to the nil-medicinal purposes of Rhino horn/ivory - through to the continued and increased education and awareness projects in more developed societies. 

Education is a longer, more prolonged project but far more sustainable and in the long term, more effective.  There has already been an increase in awareness and understanding recently, however there is still an awful lot of work to do…

 

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