More than one thousand park rangers lost their lives while on duty during the last decade. Working in harsh conditions and poorly armed, their struggle is yet decisive for the future of us all. Following the death of SAKANDE Salifou the 12th of January 2019 while patrolling in the W National Park of Burkina Faso, […]
We are the Bush Defenders !
Protecting Africa's wildlife and park rangers
Wildlife Angel is a French-Burkinabé Non Profit Organization specialised in organizing natural and wildlife parks protection, especially in Africa.
Founded in 2015 by Sergio Lopez, a former french special force soldier, expert in personal protection and tourist guide in Africa for many years, Wildlife Angel is dedicated to protect both wildlife and park rangers facing increasing threats.
What Model for Wildlife Conservation in Africa: private reserve, conservancy, national park?
Wildlife conservation through the creation of national parks and reserves is a necessity to protect natural habitats from human activities. In 1872, Yellowstone was the first national park, many others followed since. Nowadays, several management models exist for conservation in Africa with heterogenic results. Numerous threats pressure natural habitats: poachers, conflicts with farmers and economic […]
A park ranger’s daily life in West Africa
Call him park ranger, forest ranger or simply a nature defender. His mission: protect an area rich in biodiversity such as a national park or a private reserve, sometimes risking his life to do his job. What does the daily life of a ranger look like? At what time does he get up? What kind […]