I'm the former army ranger who tracked poachers in Africa. I'm here for an AMA.
I received a lot of responses in response to my post in the video section where poachers decimated the rhino's. Instead of responding individually, I guess I'll do an AMA and see if it leads anywhere. First things first:
I'm nowhere near as experienced as some of the Africans that have been doing this for 20+ years.
I'm a white guy from the US so my experiences in the matter differ from white Africans and differ completely from black Africans. Yes, I experienced what you could call racism but the populace generally liked me as I was there to help catch poachers.
Tracking poachers is seriously hard work.
There are a million ways to combat the poaching problem and some of them will probably be unpopular on reddit but the information needs to get out there.
Anyway, if people have questions, I'm at work doing nothing (just opened a business) so I'm here for a few hours to answer.
And here is a picture of my vacation in South Africa to get some R/R after working hard. I highly suggest a visit to a lot of places in Africa for those on the fence about it:
Finally done with my days tasks and time to hit the gym and relax. I appreciate the positive support from anyone and if anyone has any questions in the future about this stuff, please don't hesitate to PM me. Best wishes.