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Across much of Africa anti-poaching tactics have remained largely unchanged for decades. Small groups of undertrained and poorly equipped rangers are sent out for days on end to conduct patrols in remote and dangerous locations. Modern-day poachers have evolved and routinely utilise military tactics and equipment to kill high-target species, such as elephants, rhinos and gorillas. In the cross-fire, rangers are also killed. Seeing this shortfall, the IAPF set out in 2009 to fill the gap.


The IAPF has a structured approach to conservation, employing the relevant tactics and technology to defend wildlife from the ever increasing threat of poaching within protected areas. Anti-poaching however is only a portion of the conservation solution. To be a part of successful projects, the IAPF works alongside partners who specialise in community engagement and development, research and development, wildlife rescue and biodiversity management. 


Anti-poaching protects community assets, creates jobs, promotes training and education and reduces habitat destruction. In the many water stressed countries of southern Africa, future generations will depend on these critical natural environments for their very wellbeing. 


What is the Mission of the IAPF?

Wildlife conservation through direct action.


Unfortunately; the situation here in Africa is critical with many wildlife species facing extinction. The IAPF’s mission is to protect wildlife in volatile regions and we must carry on with our mission at all costs.


How do we do this?


IAPF develops, implements and manages:

  • Anti-poaching ranger training
  • Conservation security plans
  • Anti-poaching operations
  • Wildlife crime information systems
  • Specialist technology and systems for anti-poaching operations
  • Field equipment procurement and supply

As we get you finances under control you will be pleased to know that you are directly supporting the work of the IAPF in protecting wildlife in volatile regions.