Veterans will earn this shield after completing Antipoaching training in the form of a patch.
African accredited Wildlife College initiative will bring Veterans disabled and able bodied to Africa where they will take legal, accredited , ethical, and certified courses with African Wildlife conservation and Anti-poaching experts. Courses range from 2 weeks to 6 weeks. Then after Veterans are certified they will deploy to reserves and local communities all over Africa and set up training and advisory classes for local people, conservationists, and Anti-poaching Rangers. We will be creating a sustainable difference that will involve and benefit the local people that surround African Wildlife.
WFAW will also offer a program where Veterans will come train for 14 days in The Greater Kruger National Park; with one of the best K-9 Antipoaching unit’s in South Africa.
Veterans qualifications for admission into WFAW.
1. Physically and mentally fit for all situations in Wildlife conservation and Antipoaching operations and training.
2. Humble, willing to learn, ready to back up your fellow Veterans and the local African instructors and operators.
3. 2 to 6 week courses in African Wildlife conservation, Anti- poaching, K-9 Anti- poaching , working and helping locals, African eco systems, firearm training , self defense training, tracking wildlife and or human , African law enforcement , wildlife behavior study ,
4. Veterans will pass a urinalysis 2 weeks before deployment and during deployment.
5. Veterans will have a honorable discharge.
6. Veterans will maintain discipline and respect.
7. Veterans will be sent home immediately if any other than honorable behavior occurs.
8. WFAW will be represented with respect, courage, trust, loyalty, humbleness , discipline , and utmost regard for local African people, African Wildlife, African instructors and local Anti-poaching Rangers, and fellow Veterans.
9. Veterans will also be subject to a background check.
10. Veterans who pass all of the above will do a face to face interview with me before final approval for a slot on one of WFAWS Deployments.
11. More to follow
WFAW will establish trustworthy, and sustainable relationships with local communities, local conservationists, and local anti-poaching operators. WFAW will listen, learn, and legally get it's Veterans Certified to make real differences on front line initiatives.
Ivan Carter a world renowned African wildlife Conservationist and expert in sustainable Anti-poaching says "Everyone here is tired of first world former military personnel arriving and treating (locals) like they know nothing. Actually within the parameters of how we operate a lot of the time our field guys know way more than a foreigner and have spent their entire lives operational among elephants, lions, and a bunch of variables that a European or American operative knows nothing about."
Local African Wildlife Conservation and Antipoaching experts say “bringing U.S. Veterans to accredited African Wildlife Colleges, where WFAW Veterans will train with local wildlife conservation and anti-poaching experts, get legally certified, and then legally operate on frontline wildlife conservation and Antipoaching-poaching initiatives, will be the most effective strategy in making real sustainable differences.