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We are the International Anti-Poaching Foundation


The ecosystems that balance our climate and make life on Earth possible are under extreme threat. Without sufficient action and along with humankind, we are destined to take millions of species to extinction. There has never been a more critical issue in the history of human civilisation than the immediate protection of the natural world.

Founded in 2009, the IAPF has grown from an industry service provider, to a leader in on-the-ground solutions for nature conservation. Through two key approaches, the IAPF implements programs in strategically positioned areas which promote increased habitat protection and restoration, contributing to national and ecoregion-scale conservation strategies, and the empowerment of indigenous peoples to protect their sovereign lands.

1: The operational model is Akashinga, a community-driven conservation program, empowering disadvantaged women to restore and manage networks of wilderness areas in Africa. 

2: Training is conducted under the LEAD Ranger initiative, a program of excellence, building field based indigenous leadership and instructional capacity across the global conservation industry.

In delivering our programs, we incorporate 16 of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) approved by the 193 member states. These are a blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all.

 

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Wildlife Crime


Wildlife crime is sweeping the planet. The illegal trafficking of wildlife is now one of the world’s largest criminal industries, with repeated links to terrorism networks.

High Target Species such as elephant and rhino are being hunted to extinction. These animals are the most difficult to protect, as poachers go to the most extreme lengths to kill them. If we can safeguard these animals, then entire ecosystems are protected.

From the Frontlines


Ranger Camps Prepare for the Invisible Enemy and Increased Poaching


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Akashinga Arrests Multiple Wildlife Poachers


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Wire Snares Removed by IAPF’s Akashinga Rangers


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‘National Geographic Live’ Features IAPF Founder & Sergeant


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Guidestar Platinum


Independent charity evaluator GuideStar awarded the IAPF the Platinum Seal of Transparency, showcasing the progress and results made towards our mission. This is the highest level that GuideStar recognises and less than 0.5% of nonprofits in the USA earn it.


Guidestar Platinum


Independent charity evaluator GuideStar awarded the IAPF the Platinum Seal of Transparency, showcasing the progress and results made towards our mission. This is the highest level that GuideStar recognises and less than 0.5% of nonprofits in the USA earn it.