Published Date June 2018
Author(s) Space for Giants
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Space for Giants grew significantly in 2017, in terms of the work we do on the ground, and the support we call on to accelerate the impact of that work. Uganda’s protected areas were heading for major new conservation-compatible investment, following our Giants Club Conservation and Tourism Investment Forum. In Gabon, where our pilot electrified fences continue to keep wildlife from subsistence farmers’ crops, we worked with the National Parks Agency to help expand their new Human-Wildife Conflict strategy. In Kenya, and Botswana, we trained, equipped and in some case paid salaries for specialist new ranger forces using intelligence-led tactics we adopted from counter-terrorism to fight poachers. And everywhere, our pioneering Wildlife Justice department trained, mentored, and advised investigators, prosecutors, and magistrates, to make the law the real, robust deterrent to wildlife crime that it should be. We also ran or helped with innovative fund-raising campaigns, new communications programmes with Africa’s leading conservation journalists, and the world’s first Augmented Reality Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. Learn more in our 2017 Annual Report.