IAPF (International Anti-Poaching Foundation)
These guys are also my heroes and the story begins with Damien
ex-military (including Iraq) Mander (founder and CEO of IAPF) who, after witnessing the widespread poaching of endangered animals and environmental destruction in Africa, invested his life savings - including the sale all investment properties - to fund the start up and running costs of the IAPF.
In 2010, Damien’s long-time best mate, former soldier Steven Dean, sold up all his assets, donated the proceeds to the IAPF and moved to Africa to help with the struggle.
Africa is now the frontline for Damien and Steve….literally. The current government provides no protective legislation for Africa’s wildlife nor does it provide resources to combat poaching. As a result, illegal trafficking ranks as the 3rd largest criminal industry in the world. Only through training, equipping and educating those on the frontline and affected communities can the IAPF decelerate poaching until governments intervene with more resources, alternative funding methods and tougher regulations and penalties for poachers.
That’s why 10% of monies received from commercial sales and from the stockroom on my website (being installed as I am typing this) will be donated to the IAPF.
Thanks for reading….♥