EPISODE 027: Soldiers for Wildlife John Garcia – HIKE OR DIE OUTDOOR ADVENTURE PODCAST

The fight to protect wildlife

When you talk to John Garcia, Navy veteran and founder of soldiersforwildlife.org, it doesn’t take long to realise that you are talking to a guy who has literally put aside everything in his life to focus on a single goal; protecting the endangered animals of Africa. Those animals include the Rhinos and Elephants illegally hunted and poached for their horns, tusks and meat but also the habitats they live within.

His dedication to conservation to date has seen him build a team of anti-poaching soldiers, selected from local villages and trained in tracking, animal behaviour, wilderness survival and many other skills they require to be effective land managers in the areas they protect.

They are currently training new dogs to join the team and help the rangers with their task. It’s something that as individuals we can also support by sponsoring a puppy via the link below or donating to Soldiers for Wildlife. John is an incredibly dedicated individual whose efforts are selfless and it was an honour to share this time with him, learn more then we ever have about wildlife conservation and also help spread to the news to a wider audience.

Learn more about John’s organisation and the good things they do at:

Sponsor a puppy and have the chance to name it here:

Connect with John and Soldiers for Wildlife:
Instagram: @soldiers_for_wildlife
Facebook: @soldiersforwildlife

Highly trained dogs now join the fight - image credit: dogs4wildlife.org



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