Ground to Air for Anti Poaching
Training with the rangers in the wilderness of Laikipia, familiarising in helicopter procedures including simple drills like approaching the heli, opening and closing the doors, fastening seat belts, and disembarking safely. And a few more complicated drills such as loading stretcher patients in highly stressful situations.
These are the men and women on the front line protecting our rhino and elephant from poaching – a threat which still exists despite world wide efforts to neutralise the ivory and rhino horn trade. The helicopter is resource which can’t be underestimated – a platform for mobilising the teams to hot spot areas, and to engage in critical situations before it’s too late! Time is always a factor, and danger is a reality.
Photos Andrey Josephs