This Ranger Protects Rhinos From Poaching in Africa

Meet the ranger who has dedicated his life to protecting rhinos from poaching in Africa. » Subscribe to NowThis Earth: https://go.nowth.is/Earth_Subscribe » Sign up for our newsletter KnowThis to get the biggest stories of the day delivered straight to your inbox: https://go.nowth.is/KnowThis ‘Poster’ Malongwa is a head ranger with Rhinos Without Borders, a project that moves vulnerable rhinos away from poaching hotspots in order to create additional breeding populations of the iconic animals. He says that for him, being a ranger wasn’t just a job — it was his life’s calling to protect the animals that he loves, rhinos. #Poaching #Rhinos #Earth #Environment #Science #NowThis This video "This Ranger Protects Rhinos From Poaching in Africa", first appeared on https://nowthisnews.com/.

Video Transcript

POSTER MALONGWA: The only people are working in the bush at the moment is us rangers and the poachers. We're going to fight. We're going to work very hard to make sure we're going to protect the remaining rhinos.

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We dedicate our lives to endangered species. We don't want whereby in the next generations when they grow up, they hear that used to be a rhino and our great, great, grandfather, they used to protect these species. They just read on the books, saw them on the videos, but none of them left in the wild. So to be a ranger, you have to tell your heart-- you have to be a Ranger with all your heart and all your mind to dedicate your life to protect this species.

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The time when I get to Mokolodi, the experience I used out there with the cattle at the cattle post area and whereby I was staying with the rhinos for three years where they are in the enclosure, the same experience with the cattle and the donkeys, I use that on the-- with the rhinos.

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Automatically it click in my brain, it's like, my rhinos, my babies. Then I turn back to my family, it's like, no way, I can't-- I cannot breathe. I cannot survive without conservation.

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Used to be a lot of guys in the field, but after this corona, we have end up being reducing the number of rangers out there in the field. And the same time, the poaching is getting higher. The reason why we reduced the number is because we needed help. We need money so that the money can pay those guys that are out there, they're risking their lives.

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We'll be keeping this good work for those beautiful people. And especially at the moment, whereby there's no guest coming in, traveling. So that's when the poachers, they use that as advantage, but we're going to fight. We're going to work very hard to make sure we're going to protect the remaining rhinos for when the guests, they're coming back in the field again.