Another day, another dead wildlife ranger. Where is the outrage?

Committee to Abolish Sport Hunting Blog

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/dec/10/protect-wildlife-rangers-murder

Every year more than 100 wildlife rangers are murdered in the line of duty. Why do they get so little support? And where is the outrage?

A ranger from the Kenya Wildlife Service stands guard as pyres of ivory are set on fire in Nairobi National Park
 A ranger from the Kenya Wildlife Service stands guard. Earlier this year pyres of ivory were set on fire in Nairobi in order to discourage the ivory trade. Photograph: Ben Curtis/AP

As we sat by the campfire, Gervais, a ranger from the forests of Malawi, slowly pulled back his hair to expose a 20cm scar left by a machete attack that nearly killed him. Poachers, he told me.

I was at an international rangers’ conference, held 13 years ago in a national park on the southern tip of mainland Australia. Another ranger, Jobogo Mirindi from the Democratic…

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