Did you know “A wildlife ranger’s life is now at far greater threat from poachers than from any of the animals he/she works with?” Peter Milton states in the latest free ebook.
On that frightening note, let’s not shy away from the ever important frontline work performed by the modern wildlife ranger. Without them poaching would most likely have wiped out Africa’s endangered wildlife species already, and put many others on the protected species list.
Peter Milton has been protecting the endangered rhino for decades. In this second free ebook published by Nikela Peter shares how much being a wildlife ranger has changed over the years. When I was growing up the job of a wildlife ranger was primarily that of conservationist. It was a tranquil sort of job. He or she went about managing, observing and taking care of the wild animals and their home. Today, well it’s an entirely different story. Today a wildlife ranger is more warrior or soldier and life is anything but tranquil.
In the free ebook “The Modern Wildlife Ranger” I pose Peter three questions:
Q#1: Back in the day a Wildlife Ranger’s job was way different from what it is today. Can you expound on how it’s changed and why?
Years ago the wildlife ranger relied on simple tools. Tools like a rifle and a knife along with keen eyesight and bush sense. Today with the sophistication of the wildlife trafficking syndicates much more integration and intel gathering tools and skills are required, not only to do the job, but to stay alive.
Q#2: What does a typical day in the life of a Wildlife Ranger look like today?
Forget sleeping in! Depending on the assignment a wildlife ranger’s day starts early and ends late. At times it’s super charged with adrenaline and other days very routine.
Q#3: What does it take to be a Wildlife Ranger? Physically, skill wise, mentally, etc.
As you can imagine, specialized training and learning strategic skill sets are crucial. However, Peter finds there is something else underpinning the success of the modern wildlife ranger.
Peter’s responses are eye opening and informative. This short ebook is for the general public and in particular for those interested in joining the fight to protect Africa’s endangered wildlife species.
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