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Thank You for Helping Release the Grip of a Poachers Snare!

By Denise Bash, Director of Special Projects

After removing the spear and treating the wound to prevent infection, the team released the giraffe back to its family.

Poachers take what is not theirs, they take it illegally, and without concern for the cruelty they impose on innocent beings. Poaching of many species of animals is common and many times catastrophic to populations of animals who fall victim to it.  Continuing to fight against these practices with rangers, education, law enforcement, and legislation are the keys to support species recovery. Continuing to fight also means saving animals who are victims of poachers today as well.

With your help, GreaterGood.org is supporting the Anne K. Taylor Fund who hires Maasai rangers in Kenya to fight back. This local team rescues hundreds of wild animals caught in poachers’ traps by spending at least two weeks each month patrolling in Masai Mara, ambushing poacher camps, arresting poachers and freeing the animals they find. They also work diligently to motivate the local government to assist in upholding the law and cracking down on poachers.

As a result of your help, GreaterGood.org assisted this team in removing another 22 snares in the last three months. All of us working together freed wild animals like zebra, wildebeest, and giraffe — most of which the team was able to treat and release — and the traps that had yet to capture animals surely would have eventually. The rangers were also able to arrest illegal loggers who were destroying vital wildlife habitat.

We can do more to support these ranger. We are not only removing snares but treating victims so they can return to the wild, free to live as they should. More animals like the giraffe pictured above need our help. They found this animal with a metal spear logged in its neck. After removing the spear and treating the wound to prevent infection, the team released the giraffe back to its family. It has since been sighted running with its family and is doing well.

To learn more about these efforts, click here. 

by denisebash, June 18, 2018