Support of the Anti-Poaching Teams 9-1 & 9-2 of Northern Rangelands Trust Conservancies
Northern Rangelands Trust, Kenya
The joint anti-poaching team are armed rangers that protect the wildlife and communities of Northern Rangelands Trust, the gold standard of community conservancy programs. The teams have led to significant declines in elephant poaching throughout NRT and reversed the trend which had been steadily increasing since 2010. The teams have also helped to improve the civil and government security response to the theft of livestock and highway banditry as the same people are frequently involved in all three activities.