Sean Pattrick travels across Africa teaching and training anti-poaching units both human tracking skills and military style defense tactics. By giving rangers the techniques to properly "hunt" poachers, he spreads an invaluable wealth of knowledge used by anti-poaching units to stop or reduce poaching. Sean is also an instructor at EcoTraining's Makuleke Camp in Kruger National Park.
Bruce flies daily patrols to look for poachers and survey the population of rhinos and elephants. When needed, he works with anti-poaching units on the ground to keep a visual on poachers and help rangers ambush them before police arrive. In addition, Bruce has been shot at many times by poachers.
A ranger poses for a portrait on top of a Koppie in Botswana. When poachers are present, rangers in Botswana operate on a shoot to kill policy. Unlike other countries in Southern Africa, the Botswanan government understands the clear and present danger to rhino and elephant poaching, and fully supports the efforts of anti-poaching units.
A rhino walks freely on a game reserve in Botswana. A variety of tactics are used to curb the rhino horn trade including dehorning, installing radioactive isotopes to pinpoint where the horn came from and, injecting the horn with poison, which could make the consumer sick or cause death. The most effective way to protect rhinos is for anti-poaching rangers to be on constant patrol.