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Join VetPaw's Mission To Conserve Wildlife

Did you know? That around 90% of African elephants have been killed in the past century. This is mainly due to the illegal ivory trades happening throughout the continent.  Africa's wildlife is in danger and has been for a long time due to the increase in poaching and the high price currently on Ivory. Poaching is the illegal activity of hunting wild animals and then selling them or their parts on the black market for a high profit, like Ivory from an elephant's tusk or rhinos horn. Poachers have unfortunately lead rhinos and elephants to the path of extinction, and the situation is getting worse due to the COVID-19 crisis.

How Has COVID-19 Impacted Wildlife Conservation Organizations?

The coronavirus pandemic has caused dire consequences to the economy worldwide, and the wildlife conservation industry is no exception.

Because of the restrictions imposed on international travel and tourism in many parts of the world halted strictly and indefinitely, numerous non-profits and wildlife conservation organizations that have continually succeeded in their mission in better times, are now struggling to stay afloat financially. Due to the economic slowdown, it has become increasingly difficult to gather necessary funds to maintain effective operations.

Moreover, the COVD-19 crisis is also causing financial hardships for the people who rely on tourism as a means of survival. The park rangers working for many prominent national parks in the African continent are now facing great adversity because their livelihood depends on the tourism industry's prosperity. It is extremely unfortunate that it remains unknown as to what the future might bring for these hardworking employees.

VetPaw Is Actively Engaged And Working Tirelessly To Combat The COVID-19 Crisis

VetPaw is working tirelessly to combat the dire consequences that we are all facing due to the pandemic. Their goal is to provide employment to ex-military members interested in wildlife conservation and join the fight against poaching. They offer them with anti-poaching jobs and place them on reserves in Africa. Despite the dire consequences of the current times, the VetPaw team continues to stay motivated to support the community around the wildlife reserves by building their morale and utilizing effective mitigation strategies. While most VetPaw deployments last three months before taking some time off, the on-ground team has been working around the clock for the better part of 2020.

VetPaw was formed by U.S Marine Corps veterans who train local African park rangers and educate the local communities on the importance of conservation of wildlife populations. Through their acquired skills during the war, the military veterans provide the park rangers with the right tools to protect these animals.

You Can Help Join Their Mission To Help Protect Wildlife

To continue their mission to save endangered species such as the white rhino, the black rhino, and the elephant, they need your help now more than ever. 

VetPaw, like many other non-profits and wildlife conservation bodies, get the funds they need to operate through donations from philanthropists. People can contribute to their mission by traveling to the conservation sites themselves and experiencing firsthand the joy and wonder of wildlife conservations. They get to see with their own eyes the beauty of this habitat and the tasks that are carried daily. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 times, this kind of input isnt available, so online donations are currently the best way to support thier conservation mission.

In this time of social distancing, we tend to feel increasingly disconnected from the rest of the world. This feeling is natural; however, we must come together and support those who need our help the most. VetPaw has been working for many years to fight poaching and help conserve wildlife in Africa, and it would be so unfortunate if all that tremendous effort would be overturned due to recent happenings. 

The problem of poaching is real and is getting progressively out of hand. Preparing to fight this evil requires having the means to serve these animals and help impart knowledge and training to the local African communities as well. Your donation, no matter how big or small is what makes this cause a reality even more during these challenging times of COVID-19.

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