Friday, March 3, 2017

The vital role of community in anti-poaching...





Cbapu Bardia DAY IS SOMETHING SPECIAL... It was great to have time out yesterday at the annual Community Based Anti-Poaching Unit (CBAPU) day at Janaknagar. Particularly relevant on World Wildlife Day is understanding the role of communities, those actually living with wildlife. Yesterday's event was in an area which had seen rhino poaching problems in the past so staging the event there this year was important strategy, part of sound thinking by National Park staff, the military anti-poaching team and CBAPU. Congratulations again to everyone involved, I'll post more images later. There is so much energy and thought going into dealing with these issues at community level, this is real conservation and while there are still many challenges, Bardia is showing a way forward.