Thursday, 8 September 2016

Tanzania rangers showcase anti-poaching skills

A Tanzanian game reserve ranger observes a simulated poacher camp and reports findings to headquarters during a demonstration August 24, 2016, at Rungwa Game Reserve, Tanzania. Rangers recently trained with members of the 403rd Civil Affairs Battalion, a component of Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, and North Carolina Army National Guard to learn techniques to track and capture poachers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eric Summers Jr.)
Tanzania rangers raid a mock poacher camp and apprehend the simulated illegal hunters during a demonstration August 24, 2016, at Rungwa Game Reserve, Tanzania. Rangers recently trained with members of the 403rd Civil Affairs Battalion, a component of Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, and North Carolina Army National Guard to learn techniques to track and capture poachers.
Audience members from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism, Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, U.S. Embassy Tanzania and North Carolina Army National Guard clap for Tanzania park and game reserve rangers following a demonstration August 24, 2016, at Rungwa Game Reserve, Tanzania. Rangers recently trained with members of the 403rd Civil Affairs Battalion, a component of Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, and North Carolina Army National Guard to learn techniques to track and capture poachers.
Tanzania park and game reserve rangers, acting as poachers, cook meat from a game reserve animal as part of demonstration August 24, 2016, at Rungwa Game Reserve, Tanzania. The scenario was based around rangers locating a camp of poachers who illegally killed an elephant to harvest its ivory. Rangers recently trained with members of the 403rd Civil Affairs Battalion, a component of Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, and North Carolina Army National Guard to learn techniques to track and capture poachers.
Tanzania park and game reserve rangers apprehend and search simulated poachers who tried to escape in a vehicle during a demonstration August 24, 2016, at the Rungwa Game Reserve, Tanzania. Rangers recently trained with members of the 403rd Civil Affairs Battalion, a component of Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, and North Carolina Army National Guard to learn techniques to track and capture poachers.
Tanzania rangers use a terrain model depicting the poacher camp in relation to friendly unit forces to coordinate an attack during an anti-poaching demonstration Aug. 24, 2016, at the Rungwa Game Reserve, Tanzania. Rangers recently trained with members of the 403rd Civil Affairs Battalion, a component of Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, and North Carolina Army National Guard to learn techniques to track and capture poachers.
Spectators from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism, Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, U.S. Embassy Tanzania and North Carolina Army National Guard listen to a briefing before witnessing the raid of a simulated poacher camp August 24, 2016, at the Rungwa Game Reserve, Tanzania. Tanzania rangers recently trained with members of the 403rd Civil Affairs Battalion, a component of Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, and North Carolina Army National Guard to learn techniques to track and capture poachers. The training is part of the Tanzanian government and U.S. Embassy’s plan to reduce wildlife poaching in the country. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eric Summers Jr.)