National Geographic

@natgeo 6 months ago
Photo by Ami Vitale @amivitale | During my first trip to @lewa_wildlife, I met the incredible Leperere, pictured here with Tipper the tracking dog. Leperere is a ranger who has dedicated his life and career to guarding orphaned or abandoned endangered wildlife. Like many rangers across the world, Leperere is selfless and gives his all to protecting the vulnerable rhinos under his care. While we're confronted with stories of despair and rampant poaching across Africa, it is important to shine a light on the successes and amplify the voices like Leperere and all of his colleagues. It's not easy, but the rangers of @lewa_wildlife have proven that it's possible to achieve conservation successes: they have had zero poaching of wildlife during the last six years, and their endangered rhino population now stands at more than 200! By working with their neighboring communities and the government and by investing in technology, the team at @Lewa_wildlife is saving threatened wildlife, including the more than 200 rhinos that makes up 15% of Kenya's entire rhino population. This World Ranger Day, Learn how to get involved and support @lewa_wildlife @natgeoimagecollection @thephotosociety #WorldRangerDay #wildlife #kenya #stoppoaching #dogs

Photo by Ami Vitale @amivitale | During my first trip to @lewa_wildlife , I met the incredible Leperere, pictured here with Tipper the tracking dog. Leperere is a ranger who has dedicated his life and career to guarding orphaned or abandoned endangered wildlife. Like many rangers across the world, Leperere is selfless and gives his all to protecting the vulnerable rhinos under his care. While we're confronted with stories of despair and rampant poaching across Africa, it is important to shine a light on the successes and amplify the voices like Leperere and all of his colleagues. It's not easy, but the rangers of @lewa_wildlife have proven that it's possible to achieve conservation successes: they have had zero poaching of wildlife during the last six years, and their endangered rhino population now stands at more than 200! By working with their neighboring communities and the government and by investing in technology, the team at @Lewa_wildlife is saving threatened wildlife, including the more than 200 rhinos that makes up 15% of Kenya's entire rhino population. This World Ranger Day, Learn how to get involved and support @lewa_wildlife @natgeoimagecollection @thephotosociety #WorldRangerDay #wildlife #kenya #stoppoaching #dogs