They are killing the future!

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They are killing the future!

We have been to Tanzania many times. We have focused on the Poacher problem. On our lastest trip we came across a young bull Elephant feeding in tall grass. We stopped to watch.  Much to our surprise we noticed when he moved he was limping or dragging his rear leg. <!--break-->As we slowly approached to get a closer look he turned. The tall grass still prevented us from determining the reason for his behavior. We became conserned that if we came too close he would run and perhaps aggrivate his condition. The Tanzania Government Game Scout decided we should leave him and let nature take it's course. The good news was he continued to feed, he showed no significent weight loss and he was near a river. There is NO animal rescue in Tanzania. Had there been one a simple call would have brought medical and a truck to move him to a rescue station. A wounded Elephant with ivory is a prime target for poachers. They may have been trailing him and pulled back when they saw us arrive. It was a difficult and emotional decision to leave. During the course of the next 3 days we found the remains of 5 poached elephants, many many snare lines/traps and dozens of Poacher blinds. We destroyed the snares, burned the blinds and made one arrest. I am editing a very poorly produced video of that young bull, it shows his limp and the events as they happened. Volenteers are needed. We are organizing the next trip to produce a film of the poaching problem in Tanzania. If you would like to become part of our team contact me.

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not practically so - email

not practically so - email me at jono at africam dot com

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bwanna2000's picture

I have tried several times

I have tried several times to upload....is there some limitations on amount of content?

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Good questions! We are

Good questions! We are looking for people who "bring something to the table" as they say....must be driven A types with experience. There are several types of volunteer openings. As a TZ1 or "Bushman" you will be in the field living in a tent, waking up at pre dawn hours, walking, stalking, tracking and conducting surveillance. No whining, this is not an expedition on the Animal Planet, Nor is it an episode of Survival. And it is definitely not for adventurers looking for something to do this summer. Military background counts. Law Enforcement counts. Passion matters. If you do not have those....don't apply. We don't pay for anything or anyone. We will feed you and you will take orders based upon your qualifications and assignment just like everyone else.

bwanna2000's picture

Good questions! We are

Good questions! We are looking for people who "bring something to the table" as they say....must be driven A types with experience. There are several types of volunteer openings. As a TZ1 or "Bushman" you will be in the field living in a tent, waking up at pre dawn hours, walking, stalking, tracking and conducting surveillance. No whining, this is not an expedition on the Animal Planet, Nor is it an episode of Survival. And it is definitely not for adventurers looking for something to do this summer. Military background counts. Law Enforcement counts. Passion matters. If you do not have those....don't apply. We don't pay for anything or anyone. We will feed you and you will take orders based upon your qualifications and assignment just like everyone else.

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What do you look for in

What do you look for in volunteers, what must they do and what qualifications must they have? Most  important of all, what will the cost be?

When are you going to do this?

Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars  -  Brian Littrell

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If u have that video

If u have that video available uploading it here may help create further awareness?

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