National Park Rescue is Africa’s frontline emergency service, rescuing dying national parks and the wildlife they protect.
With 60% of the planet’s wildlife wiped out in 50 years, and many species facing imminent extinction, the world has a 10-year window to finally give wildlife the protection it deserves.
The National Park Rescue NGO works in Africa’s most-poached national parks, engaging communities in the preservation of their natural heritage, tackling corruption, and restoring effective law enforcement to the most lawless places on the continent.
“There is no more important challenge facing us today than the preservation and restoration of nature.
“It is nature that creates the oxygen we breathe, cleans the water we drink, provides us with the food we eat, and regulates our climate. Nature is the foundation upon which our economies and our societies are built, and yet we continue in its relentless exploitation.
“It is clear to me that if we wish for our own species to continue to thrive, we must accept that human health, animal health and planetary health are all One Health; we must understand that we are a part of nature, and not apart from nature; and we must put nature at the heart of everything we do.”