AWT co-operates with appropriate partners to take action against poaching, facilitate the transfer of antipoaching intelligence, encourage private investors committed to conservation and assist NGO’s and foundations in educating communities depending on wildlife to sustain their operations and livelihoods.
Effective conservation is achieved by engaging a team skilled in intelligence gathering and conflict resolution with the ability to work across a public-private partnership to achieve effective and critical antipoaching and wildlife protection.
This support team utilizes training skills, equipment, knowledge, manpower and technology to sustain dedicated antipoaching in areas with insufficient financial resources to protect wildlife efficiently.
One of the most significant issues surrounding the lack of wildlife protection in community areas and concessions with private sector investors is the lack of anti-poaching training.
AWT is available to both the private and public sector to assist wildlife poaching incidents, providing a valuable resource to the government, non-profit organisations and foundations supporting community based conservation and the private sector.
AWT is available for preventative measures, having the flexibility to enter an area for extended periods, training private scouts and incorporating public scouts in the training. The time which AWT spends in each concession boosts the security of the particular protected area through the rangers highly trained skill set, equipment, routine patrols, defence capabilities and aerial surveillance.
OBJECTIVES Gather information about any elephant killings, including the perpetrators, and conveying this to anti-poaching units.
Undertake habitat protection activities such as fire-break construction, thus ensuring less human-elephant competition for resources of water and forage.
Support community elders in spreading the message throughout the community and to the armed groups, that killing elephants steals from the local people.
Extend the understanding of the human –elephant relationship and activities to resolve conflict across the elephant range.