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Former special forces sniper now protects endangered rhinos | Business Insider
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Former special forces sniper now protects endangered rhinos | Business Insider

Damien Mander removes his hat to cover his nose, an act of instinct and ceremony that does little to temper the thick stench of death.

The cloudless sky is empty of vultures on this scorching Mozambique morning, and as Mander approaches the kill site, an orchestra of heavy wing beats reveals why. Scores of the scavengers have settled onto comfortable perches, frosted in days of bird shit and molt, for a macabre feast: two dead rhinos, mother and calf.

“The last minutes of their lives would’ve been bloody terrifying,” says Mander, 37, the founder of the International Anti-Poaching Foundation (IAPF), a non-profit organization dedicated to providing Africa’s wildlife rangers with military-style training, management, and resources. A former special-forces sniper…

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