John Frederick Walker

Giant Sable Shepherd given prestigious Tusk Ranger Award

Posted in conservation news, giant sable news by JFW on December 5, 2016

 

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Last week, Pedro Vaz Pinto, the Angolan biologist behind giant sable conservation in Angola, brought Manuel Sacaia to London to receive the Tusk Ranger Award at an event presided over by the Duke of Cambridge and David Attenborough. Sacaia, the elder member of a team of “sable shepherds” who now guard the country’s endangered antelope, has been shot at by poachers and had his leg caught in a mantrap, but continues his work undeterred. He was born on the border of the Luando Reserve, the historic habitat of the animal, and has spent decades looking after the palanca negra gigante. This short YouTube video captures his modesty and his passion for conservation.

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  1. Diana Smith said, on December 5, 2016 at 10:12 pm

    Such a wonderful story and deserved award.


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