Military leftovers – a gamechanger for saving wildlife? – Element magazine – NZ Herald News

Wolf Is My Soul

NZ Herald News.

By Jamie Joseph

On the brink of her own mission, Jamie Joseph speaks to an ex-special forces commando who dropped his old life to fight for endangered wildlife.

The white rhinoceros - pictured here in Kenya - is particularly vulnerable to hunting as it is relatively unaggressive and lives in herds, according to the WWF. Photo / Getty Images
The white rhinoceros – pictured here in Kenya – is particularly vulnerable to hunting as it is relatively unaggressive and lives in herds, according to the WWF. Photo / Getty Images

OPINION: About 15 months ago, I saw Damien Mander step up to the TEDxSydney stage with a sense of purpose and determination that left the packed theatre unnervingly challenged. His talk has been described as “provocatively jarring” and “a wakeup call to arms that should be viewed by all human beings”.

Mander is a former Royal Australian Navy clearance diver and special operations military sniper turned anti-poaching crusader. He used his life savings and liquidated his investments and assets to fund the…

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