National Park Rescue advances environmental protection and animal welfare by preventing poaching and promoting law enforcement in national parks in Africa.
By recruiting and training female rangers from local communities, the National Park Rescue aims to reduce wildlife poaching and trafficking, and alleviate poverty. Women invest more than 50% of their salary back into their families than men, are more effectivve at de-escalation, and at intellegence gathering, so hiring women is an effective mechanism for poverty reduction and increases the likelihood of preventing a poaching incident.
Since February 2020, we have noticed a reduction in poaching, even during COVID-19, whereas other nearby protected areas have seen an escalation of poaching during the lockdown.
Protecting wildlife and natural habitats from poaching, logging, mining, and encroachment.
• Support frontline ranger and community patrols: training, equipment, life insurance.
• Run poverty reduction programs: youth education and alternative livelihood support.
• Empower rural communities to defend their land and human rights as protectors of nature.
• Restore nature: growing protected areas, buffer zones corridors and rewilding.
• Scale up sustainable agriculture and environmentally friendly farming practices.
• Re-design infrastructure and development projects to avoid core wilderness areas.