HORN was founded in 2022 by a Former British Royal Marines Commando who has been working in conservation for several years and was born in Africa himself. HORN utilizes international military veterans’ skillsets alongside local conservationist experience to build and execute the set training programmes for rangers. We are a South African registered Non-Profit Organization dedicated to the protection of the world’s critically endangered wildlife species and the ecosystems in which they exist.
Funding is used to provide training and mentoring to those operating on the front lines of counter poaching operations.
Each project and location is different. We assess the current poaching activities, skill level of the counter poaching rangers, operational assets, intelligence protocols and current counter poaching strategies.
Teams and individuals are trained accordingly to what has been observed in Phase 1. These training packages can be tailored to the reserve or protected area’s current needs and wants to create a more robust security structure for their personnel, wildlife, and ecosystem.
We believe in continued mentorship. Upon completion of a training package, our instructors will conduct a post assessment; we then join counter poaching rangers in the field on operations to directly mentor them on front line operations and support them in areas in need of improvement.
Training and Kit donations directly empower the counter poaching rangers. Training local community members to become counter poaching rangers empowers that specific individual, their family and local community. Education and direct empowerment of a local community can have a positive effect on poaching activity within the area at hand.