Amos Gwema, winner of the 2020 Tusk Ranger award, is doing superb work using community-based conservation education to solve wildlife protection crises on the ground. Amos, in Zimbabwe, started his education campaign when he realised the extent to which poachers were taking advantage of rural communities to further unlawful hunting activities. He uses PACE and other resources to educate communities, including about wildlife crime and problems that result from it, and what they can do to prevent it. As rural communities understand the issues, he has seen poaching reduce, significantly – to the extent that his work is repeatedly reported in the national press. Great work Amos!
You can read his story in the Southern Eye on Sunday | October 2-8 2022. www.newsday.co.zw/southerneye/amp/local-news/article/200001370/top-rangers-crusade-to-curb-wildlife-crimes