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Terrorists funded by rhino and elephant poaching

Terrorists funded by rhino and elephant poaching

Rhino horn is funding terrorism. It really is as simple as that. In a recent article by SBS Australia it revealed that the UN and Interpol warns that the poaching industry is worth $213 billion and funds armed conflicts across the globe. Just animal you say? Achim Steiner, head of the United Nations Environment Program, said that environmental crime is “a financing machine” for militias, extremist groups, and armed conflict.
VETPAW Reports on Successful Initiative that Saved African Wildlife

VETPAW Reports on Successful Initiative that Saved African Wildlife

Veterans Empowered to Protect African Wildlife (VETPAW) reports successful results from international initiative in Tanzania. More than 25 poachers were apprehended due in part to VETPAW’s support advising and assisting African park rangers. “I’m really happy to...

Here’s Ryan Tate on TakePart Live!

Here’s Ryan Tate on TakePart Live!

VETPAW founder Ryan Tate appeared on Pivot TV's "TakePart Live" on Dec. 17th, speaking to hosts @MeghanMcCain and @Baratunde about the "win-win-win" of our program, for U.S. veterans; anti-poaching rangers & their communities; and African wildlife. Very proud of...

Prince William speaks to the World Bank on wildlife crime

On his first official visit to Washington, D.C., the Duke of Cambridge gave a speech to the World Bank, emphasizing the importance of safeguarding African wildlife. His passion for fighting wildlife crime was clear: "The extinction of any of the world’s species of...