Training tour for anti-poaching units

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Training tour for anti-poaching units

Training tour for anti-poaching units

Working as a ranger can be exciting, challenging, tough, but sometimes boring. Why? Spending three decades of life in a few valleys without receiving additional training, it is hard to find motivation and a positive drive, no matter how passionate and dedicated you are. Working 20 days each month to patrol vast mountains and plains leaves no time for rangers to get new insights and experiences. Often, rangers have never seen any other place than the area they patrol. We have been planning to arrange dedicated tours for rangers, supporting them to visit other reserves and to get to know colleagues working in other leopard areas. The first training tour was organized between 8 and 11 May 2017. Eight rangers from Dohezar-Sehezar visited Tandoureh National Park. They had the chance to meet Tandoureh’s rangers and to exchange their experience with poaching and countermeasures. In the meantime, visitor rangers learned more about eco-trips for local school kids within Tandoureh. The tour, which was supported by the Future4Leopards Foundation, was highly welcomed by rangers and the next tours are being planned already.

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