Wildlife conservationists fighting poaching in Africa are being assisted from on high — by unmanned aerial drones that expose poachers. The drones are also helping to stabilize the tourism industry, which has been severely impacted by wildlife deaths.
Poachers in South Africa last month killed 57 rhinos, almost two a day, across the country's national parks in the face of intensified anti-poaching operations by the Department of Environmental Affairs.
Digital Journal has gained a real-life African wildlife rescue-hero. Alex Volker of Hoedspruit in South Africa works at the Protrack Anti-Poaching Unit - and now writes here about his unique life. He spends days on end in the bush, chasing armed poachers