New York, NY – VETPAW, a non-profit organization committed to protecting endangered wildlife from poachers, continues to fight against poaching in Africa during the coronavirus crisis.
While COVID-19 has brought serious change for millions of Americans, the virus has yet to disrupt poaching activity in Africa. With its outreach efforts and official writeups, such as https://vetpaw.org/poachers-continue-to-kill-animals-during-coronavirus/, this team is working hard to halt poaching on African grounds during the pandemic by encouraging supporters to help in any way possible.
VETPAW stands for Veterans Empowered To Protect African Wildlife. As an anti-poaching operation of post-9/11 veterans, the team encourages people to donate money to fight the slaughtering of elephants and rhinos, which are on the path to extinction.
While elephants are killed for their ivory, rhinos are killed for their horns and sold on the black market. Illegal trading and wildlife trafficking are part of a multi-billion dollar industry. According to VETPAW, poaching funds terrorist organizations and criminal networks.
Made up of veterans with combat skills learned on the frontlines of war, VETPAW uses its knowledge and experience to educate African park rangers. VETPAW reports that many African park rangers are undertrained and don’t have the necessary equipment to combat poaching effectively. This is why VETPAW dedicates time to training park rangers on how to combat poaching on African ground.
Not only does VETPAW train local rangers, but it also educates local communities on the long-term benefits received from conserving the wildlife community. Alongside law enforcement and African park rangers, they strive to give locals the tools they need to report poaching and act quickly to protect endangered species from extinction.
Those interested in helping this cause can donate to help fund the fight against illegal wildlife trade, support African communities, and serve veterans. VETPAW welcomes donations as this is what makes its work possible, especially during trying times like COVID-19. It also educates individuals in America about how to contribute to conservation efforts and protect endangered animals.
Those interested in getting involved with VETPAW are encouraged to visit the website for more information, at https://VETPAW.org/, and contact the organization via email.