We do this by assessing parks to locate "holes" in their security operations and fix them. We improve local rangers abilities by training them in the latest counter-poaching techniques, transforming them into "force-multipliers." We also collaborate with local law enforcement and wildlife management officials and better prepare rhino owners to protect their families and animals from the threat of criminal poaching.
We are achieving this by using advanced solutions in air and on land such as helicopter patrols and response and UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) support drones and advanced surveillance techniques. We also utilize human terrain mapping, area of operation management and of course constant and innovative force presence on the territory we patrol daily.
With our first mission in Africa, VETPAW proved that our unique method of empowering Post 9-11 Veterans in the world of conservation, works. Our Veterans with careful planning and collaboration with local park rangers and law enforcement can be a valuable tool in turning the tide of the poaching crisis.