Anti-poaching boots delivered to Rhinos Without Borders and DNPW Zambia

As part of our YOUbuy, WEgive initiative, The Safari Store’s boot project keeps feet on the ground for conservation. For every pair of Rufiji™ APU Combat Boots sold, we donate a pair to wildlife monitors in Africa. It being the season for giving, we delivered a batch of boots to Rhinos Without Borders and the Department of National Parks and Wildlife in Zambia in December 2018 to assist with their anti-poaching efforts.

A joint initiative of andBeyond and Great Plains Conservation, Rhinos Without Borders was born out of a desperate need to protect Africa’s rhinos. The project involves the translocation of 100 rhinos from high-risk poaching areas in South Africa to relatively safe Botswana. This inevitably involves on-going anti-poaching efforts after the translocations have taken place. On constant walking patrols, our Rufiji™ APU Combat Boots are the perfect fit for the wildlife monitors on the ground. Wanting to support the incredible work done by the organisation, The Safari Store delivered 15 pairs of leather combat boots to Maun at the end of last year.

After seeing members of Zambia’s anti-poaching unit in gumboots during one of our expeditions, we headed to Kasempa to deliver 15 pairs of boots to the warden of Northern Kafue, Justin Chisoko, for use by the hard-working Department of National Parks and Wildlife scouts during their patrols. We also donated five pairs of our retired rental binoculars as an additional tool in their invaluable conservation work.

To find out more about the boots project and to get your own pair of Rufiji™ APU Combat Boots, visit https://www.thesafaristore.com/en/stories/apu-boots-project