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Ex-SAS soldiers using their skills to protect endangered species from poachers

EX-SAS soldiers are using their skills to defeat poachers wiping out endangered species.

The Veterans for Wildlife charity uses volunteer fighters from the SAS and sister unit the Special Boat Service to protect animals.

The outfit has a database of about 1,000 Special Forces and regular veterans who help a host of organisations battling South African poachers.

Since setting up in 2016 they have given over 3,000 man hours, using years of experience in intelligence, surveillance, communications, weapons handling and medicine.

Ex-Royal Marine Wesley Thomson, the charity’s chief, said: “We’re not the only solution to the problem, but it’s helping.

“They volunteer their time and expertise and they get the opportunity for a unique life experience."

To learn more and donate visit www.veterans4wildlife.org

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