…Advocates work to Save Zambia’s Wildlife. Rachel McRobb formed Conservation South Luangwa (Africa) the area’s largest non-profit anti-poaching and community conservation organisation ten years ago.
“I am one of those lucky people in life who finds fulfilment just being in wild places surrounded by wildlife,” says Rachel McRobb. “The possibility of losing this in Zambia is enough for me to fight the daily battles involved in running a wildlife conservation programme in Africa and managing an anti-poaching unit.”
Rachel McRobb was born in Zambia’s Copperbelt region and quickly fostered a love for Zambia’s wildlife and wild places. Spurred on by witnessing the horrors of poaching and habitat loss and with virtually no experience, training or support, Rachel has worked tirelessly to build a strong Zambian team and make CSL a key conservation organization.
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About the trailer: Production – Spectrecom Films
Director – Chris Karageorgiou
DOP – Kieran Hodges
Snaring is wildlife’s silent killer which quietly kills thousands of animals in the Luangwa Valley annually. CSL tries to combat this by deploying regular anti-snaring patrols to remove snares from the bush and by immobilizing and rescuing snared animals. We work closely with partners including the Department of National Parks and Wildlife (DPNW) and the Zambian Carnivore Program (ZCP) to achieve this.
CSL supports 65 community based scouts to help the Department of National Parks and Wildlife protect the flora and fauna of the Luangwa Valley. We do this by paying salaries, providing technical support, patrol equipment, rations, training and transport. We assist with aerial surveillance and monitoring to help detect any illegal activities including carcasses, poacher’s camps, illegal fires and drying racks.
Human Wildlife Conflict Mitigation
Communities surrounding the national park face severe crop and property damages from elephants that are unable to resist the sweet taste of maize, vegetables and fruits such as mangos. In order to mitigate this, we have a large scale human wildlife conflict mitigation program centered around the use of chilli as a mitigation measure.
Detection dogs are increasingly being used to reduce wildlife trafficking by detecting wildlife contraband. Set up in 2014 in partnership with DPNW, the CSL Detection Dog Unit was Zambia’s first sniffer dog unit that works to detect illegal wildlife products and firearms being used and smuggled within and out of Zambia.
The fight to save the planet’s wild and endangered species comes down to local communities such as; Conservation South Luangwa (Africa) the area’s largest non-profit anti-poaching and community conservation organization.
In the U.S. there’s a war on wolves being waged around the borders of Yellowstone National Park…
Yellowstone’s wolves face trophy hunters ready to kill them as soon as they step across park boundaries. Meet the wolf advocates fighting for the legacy of Yellowstone’s wolves…
In this clip wolf advocates share their stories. Ilona Popper is a writer and advocate for wolves. Dr. Nathan Varley and Linda Thurston Wildlife biologists and business owners of The Wild Side Tours & Treks in Yellowstone National Park. Song credits: “Don’t Know Why, But They Do” Words & Music by Joe De Benedetti & Noah Hill. B roll credits thanks to National Park Service.
A film that presents the viewer with a complete picture of what it means to advocate for an imperiled species protected within Yellowstone National Park; contrasted against an uncertain future because of wolf hunting taking place just beyond the park’s borders.
“Inside the Heart of Wolf Advocacy- The Yellowstone Story” tells the stories of people working to preserve the legacy of wolves in Yellowstone National Park. A Wolves of Douglas County Wisconsin Film. Produced by Rachel Tilseth and Maaike Middleton and Directed by Rachel Tilseth.
Ways to support this important film project.
Inside the Heart of Wolf Advocacy-The Yellowstone Story Documentary Film has a 501 3c fiscal sponsor Plan B Foundation for tax exempt contributions. You can make a donation to support the work of this vital documentary film.