DAMIEN MANDER
Founder & CEO | International Anti-Poaching Foundation

Founded in 2009 by former Australian military Clearance Diver and Special Operations Sniper Damien, the International Anti-Poaching Foundation has the mission statement, ‘Wildlife conservation through direct action’. The IAPF focuses on training and equipping rangers, developing and implementing conservation security strategy and overseeing anti-poaching operations. The IAPF currently undertakes five major campaigns in Southern Africa and has supported 35 other conservation initiatives since 2009.

“Demand reduction is something we have to work towards: but we have to stop the haemorrhaging now, or there’ll be nothing left to work with.” – Damien Mander