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Another day, another dead wildlife ranger. Where is the outrage? | Sean Willmore

10.12.2016
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Every year more than 100 wildlife rangers are murdered in the line of duty. Why do they get so little support? And where is the outrage?Cameroonian ranger killed by wildlife poachersAs we sat by the campfire, Gervais, a ranger from the forests of Malawi, slowly pulled back his hair to expose a 20cm scar left by a machete attack that nearly killed him. Poachers, he told me.I was at an international rangers' conference, held 13 years ago in a national park on the southern tip of mainland Australia. Another ranger, Jobogo Mirindi from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), showed me a photo taken five years before. Arranged football team-style were 30 or so of his smiling colleagues. Six rangers' heads were circled in red; those were the only ones still alive. Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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