African game rangers are as marked as the wildlife they protect
Study highlights plight of wildlife staff who face life-threatening situations from poachers and animals
Nearly 70% of Africa’s wildlife rangers have come under attack from poachers and almost 90% have also faced at least one life-threatening encounter with animals or people.
These are some of the findings of a survey of nearly 2,000 rangers in Africa, Asia and Latin America, highlighting the plight of wildlife staff in developing nations.
The study results were published in the latest issue of science journal Parks, after a recent survey by Rohit Singh and fellow researchers from the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)...