Anti-Poaching Unit

The Global Conservation Force (GCF) – Kariega Game Reserve Anti-Poaching Unit exemplifies a collaborative and multi-faceted approach to wildlife protection. GCF has devoted significant time and resources to create an exceptionally effective anti-poaching unit, employing various strategies and resources to safeguard the reserve and surrounding areas.


Central to the unit are its field rangers, extensively trained in wildlife protection, patrolling techniques, and community engagement. These rangers are the cornerstone of anti-poaching efforts, conducting regular patrols and monitoring wildlife to deter poachers.


Additionally, the unit boasts highly trained K9 teams proficient in tracking, scent detection, and apprehension. These dogs play a crucial role in locating poachers and preventing illegal activities, working in close coordination with the field rangers to enhance wildlife protection.


The unit also includes a mounted anti-poaching unit, conducting patrols on horseback to cover large areas of the reserve efficiently and serve as a visible deterrent to poachers.


To bolster its protection efforts, the GCF – Kariega Game Reserve Anti-Poaching Unit leverages high-tech integrations such as drones for aerial surveillance, camera traps for monitoring wildlife activity, and GPS tracking devices for monitoring wildlife and potential poachers.

Notably, GCF and Kariega Game Reserve collaborate closely to operate, manage, and fund this anti-poaching unit, underscoring their shared commitment to wildlife protection and biodiversity preservation in the area.


Moreover, all rangers in the unit have undergone GCF’s intensive training course, equipping them with essential skills and knowledge for wildlife protection and anti-poaching. They receive regular advanced training programs from GCF Field Instructors, ensuring they remain updated with the latest techniques and strategies. Additionally, rangers receive complementary training and certificates to enhance their daily operational success, including specialized training in tactical man-tracking, arrest procedures, and crime scene investigation.


Through continuous investment in ranger training and development, the GCF – Kariega Game Reserve Anti-Poaching Unit maintains a highly skilled, motivated, and effective team dedicated to protecting wildlife and preserving biodiversity.

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Global Conservation Force brings together a team of experts, volunteers, and community members to work towards saving endangered species.


Mike Veale

Founder / President

Roxane Losey


Amandine Gillet


Ashley Salas


Jeff Littrell


Steven Cardenas



Lauren Lee

Education Outreach Coordinator

Robert Pike

Conservation Officer

Josh Lowry

Natasha Frolander

Vice President

Amy Hypnarowski

Volunteer Coordinator

Dylan W.

Anti-Poaching Instructor


Chris Laursen

Field Medic Instructor for Anti-Poaching Units

Kamve G.

GCF Mounted Unit Corporal and Anti-Poaching Instructor


Coyote Peterson

GCF Conservation Ambassador

Mario Aldecoa

GCF Conservation Ambassador

Blake Moynes

GCF Honorary Ranger and Conservation Ambassador

Bear Grylls

GCF Conservation Ambassador for "Save The Horns"

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