Akashinga (“The Brave Ones”) nature protected by women
‘Fortress-style’ conservation is no longer an effective or long-lasting solution to building relationships or sustainable nature preservation practices. An innovative model is needed: one that brings communities and conservation together. This model is Akashinga.
July 30, 2020
LEADRanger – Kenya: Servicing East & Southern Africa
In remote, dynamic and demanding environments Rangers need access to continuous professional development by their peers, in their own language and their own workplace.
July 29, 2020
Ranger camps prepare for the invisible enemy and increased poaching
While over the years we have grown as an organisation, above all else right now we remain flexible. Our mission has multiple fronts. Our first priority is protecting our staff in the fight against an invisible enemy that is all around us.
April 13, 2020
Greater Lebombo Conservancy (GLC) – Mozambique
The Greater Lebombo Conservancy (GLC), an area of 2,483 km2, is currently the most critical piece of land on the planet for rhino conservation.
January 1, 2020
Akashinga arrests multiple wildlife poachers
We are pleased to update you with information about several arrests made in recent weeks by the IAPF Akashinga (“The Brave Ones”) ranger unit. Akashinga is our innovative All-Female Conservation Model, a new way of conducting conservation work.
December 16, 2019
Wire snares removed by iapf’s akashinga rangers
Our Akashinga patrols discovered and immediately removed roughly 200 wire snares.Snares are stealth and torturous killers of wildlife. There are no loud gunshots, no dog chases, and no pit falls that animals plummet into as herds run by.
November 26, 2019
‘National Geographic Live’ features IAPF Founder & Sergeant
What a wonderful opportunity we had to share our anti-poaching work – and through such a renown and well-respected platform!In October, National Geographic Live welcomed to their tour stage International Anti-Poaching Foundation’s (IAPF) Founder, Damien Mander, and Akashinga ranger, Sergeant Vimbai Kumire.
November 21, 2019
LEADRANGER Graduation Class of 2019
We’re pleased to report that our LEADRanger program graduated another class this year.Our comprehensive LEADRanger Course ran from May 5th through August 23rd. It was directed and supported from IAPF’s LEADRanger HQ in the Kasigau Corridor, Kenya.
November 21, 2019
Katana: our new K9 colleague
Our fight against poaching is gaining momentum.As Akashinga expands, we’re constantly refining existing operations and always looking for methods that will increase our effectiveness. We’ve recently found another way to do both!
November 19, 2019
Recruiting nature’s fiercest protectors for Akashinga
I’m here in the field, in Zimbabwe, helping put our next cohort of Akashinga rangers through selection. What is happening here is exciting, and I wanted to share it, so I’ve prepared a short update for you directly from the field in Zimbabwe.
September 19, 2019
LEADRANGER teaches defence tactics
Our LEADRanger program re-builds management skills in the conservation industry by developing anti-poaching instructors and leaders who take the skills back to their home region and train others.
June 18, 2019
IAPF featured in National Geographic
Welcome to the world of IAPF!Have you seen the recent online and print articles? You may not know them yet, but the article will introduce you to (and it’ll make you proud of) the IAPF Akashinga rangers.
June 1, 2019
IAPF on 60 Minutes Australia
The 60 Minutes Australia show about IAPF’s Akashinga all-female ranger program and the elephants they protect aired in November of 2018.The TV show shares some great information about our work to stop poaching in Africa.
May 30, 2019
Damien Mander receives ‘Winsome Constance Kindness Gold Medal’
We are proud to share the news that our Founder & CEO, Damien Mander, has joined the ranks of Sir David Attenborough and Dame Dr Jane Goodall in receiving a prestigious award from a well-known organization founded by Australian philanthropist Philip “Phil” Wollen.
January 15, 2019
Pangolin and rhino horn poacher arrested
Our Akashinga rangers started off our year with a successful raid.This multi-agency operation shows how IAPF’s collaborations are bringing great benefit to animals across Zimbabwe’s Zambezi Valley…and beyond.
January 8, 2019