The Special Rangers, who represent the most successful counter-poaching effort on the continent, visit the US for Professional Development of K9 and other field methods as EDGE facilitates the first shared training of this kind ever. The Rangers will liaise and work with a number of groups representing the top expertise in K9, tracking and engagement programs in the US to sharpen their efforts in tracking and arresting poachers in the park, which is home to the largest remaining rhino population.
This is a unique opportunity for both the US and the South African Rangers as the Rangers visit five cities in three states to not only develop their own skills but they will also present their experience and educate the US on their successes and challenges in conservation, an international concern, at events in various locations. The Special Rangers represent a radical new and highly effective approach to combatting poachers.
EDGE is a 501c3 dedicated to innovative approaches to conservation for African Wildlife, and was founded in part to support Ranger efforts in counter poaching.