Damien Mander: Founder Of International Anti-Poaching Foundation

May 9, 2016

Damien Mander

Damien Mander is the founder of the International Anti-Poaching Foundation which operates in southern Africa to prevent poaching of the last remaining black rhino populations.

He started the foundation after an African holiday when he saw, 'an elephant for the first time with its face cut off and the ivory missing. That was enough for me.'

As a former Australian Special Operations sniper, clearance diver and trainer of Iraqi Police cadets, Mander knew he could train, equip and work with local African rangers in the war against poaching.

Six years on, the IAPF is a multi-national force operating in remote and hostile areas such as the Mozambique-South African border.