PROTECTING AFRICA'S ENDANGERED WILDLIFE
AWT proactively provides anti-poaching teams that consist of highly motivated and professionally trained rangers.
AWT rangers work under the guidance of two microlight pilots, five concession managers and two mobile anti-poaching coordinators in the field. These field staff and managers are configured into ten rapid action teams (RATs) and one specialist mobile anti-poaching unit.
The combination of AWT’s community work, professional training and use of equipment with the latest technology distinguishes AWT’s anti-poaching program..
Each anti-poaching team uses a fully equipped Land Cruiser and operates with camping gear, all-weather uniforms, GPS and radio support.
AWT has been fortunate in the past to receive equipment sponsorship and operational funding from generous donors.
AWT anti-poaching teams arrest and prosecute an average of between 1,800 to 2,000 poachers a year. AWT teams, have assisted in the confiscation of a variety of poaching related paraphernalia, including thousands of wire and cable snares, rifles, automatic weapons, poison arrows, elephant ivory, bushmeat, animal parts and hides, illegal charcoal and hardwood planks. AWT has also removed thousands of head of livestock from protected areas.