The battle against illegal poaching in Africa frustrating for some – both as a result of the ireversible damage that illegal poachers cause and because we are powerless to do anything about it. However, Kinessa Johnson on the other hand fights back poachers by helping rangers hunting them down. She’s a US Army veteran who works for VETPAW, a company that connects US Armed Forces veterans with conservation rangers in East Africa who need skilled training and support.
Along side different US vets, she helps the rangers with sensible issues like marksmanship, concealment, intelligence and patrolling tactics.
Meet Kinessa Johnson
She helps African park rangers monitor and seize illegal poachers
“I patrol routinely with them and also assist in intelligence operations”
“Our intention is to not hurt any individual; we’re here to train park rangers so they are able to track and detain poachers and ultimately stop poaching.”