CHENGETA WILDLIFE

Our mission is to deter the trade of illegal wildlife products by giving existing wildlife protection teams the skills and knowledge they need to protect wildlife and themselves, by educating the market on the destruction caused by the purchase of illegal wildlife products and by creating awareness and gathering support worldwide.

About Us

Chengeta Wildlife is an organization run by passionate volunteers from all over the world, pooling their skills & resources.

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Be A CW Champion

Make a commitment to African Wildlife and the brave men who risk their lives to protect those iconic animals for all humanity.

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Work in the Field

From West to East to Southern Africa, conflict zones to peaceful backwaters, we are determined to help however we can.

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In the Press

Our work has been featured on Yahoo! News, Huffington Post, and Upworthy. Read the articles and share them with your friends.

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"Your donation can not only help preserve wildlife, but will preserve a future for Africans, and a treasure for all humanity." - Anderson Moorer See How Others are Taking Action

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

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Lisa Groeneweg
President

Groeneweg held an eclectic mix of jobs from computer programmer, licensed massage therapist, to small business manager until she and her husband co-founded their successful business which they run together. She is best known for her positive outlook, bright smile, and make-it-happen attitude.

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    Ben Fraser
    Secretary/Treasurer

    Indiana University Alumni, graduated 2010 (Geography, Urban Ecology, Environmental Management) Currently attending graduate school in Urban and Regional Planning.

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      Sanjay Sabnani
      Director

      Prior to founding and taking CrowdGather public, Sabnani was an accomplished senior executive at several dynamic public companies in the technology and medical sectors. He has extensive deal making and transactional expertise having been involved in significant equity and debt capital raises.

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        Rory Young
        Director

        Pro Guide, Ranger, Anti-poaching Strategist/Trainer, Author. Young is an expert tracker with amazing knowledge, skills and highly developed intuition to become one of the best in his field. Young has dedicated his life to wildlife protection. Young recently co-authored, A Field Manual For Anti-Poaching Activities, a guide that provides workable solutions to poaching.

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          Joe Chernov
          Director

          Joe Chernov is an award-winning marketer and popular blogger. He also makes time to contribute to conservation-related causes, first by co-producing "Shark Attack," one of the Web’s most popular infographics, and more recently “The True Cost of Ivory Trinkets,” which brought him in contact with Chengeta Wildlife.

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            Jenny Luke
            Director

            Jenny Luke is a Zimbabwean farmers wife|massage therapist currently living and working in the UK. She has a burning passion for the African bush and wildlife. With the rampant destruction of the wildlife sweeping through the continent she has become a dedicated activist taking a stand through blogging and poetry. "Courage does not have to be a gigantic roar."      

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              Mark Thorpe
              Director

              Mark Thorpe is an Emmy Award and International Film Festival winning underwater and wildlife filmmaker. Previous to his current freelance endeavours he was a field producer / cameraman for National Geographic and other leading production and broadcast entities. He now focuses his work on conservation issues facing all aspects of the natural world.

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                THE LATEST NEWS

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                End of Day 5 - 56 Backers and $6,710! Thanks to everyone who donated or shared our

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                November 23, 2014No Comments

                Another busy day in the lecture room at Sidokoro, Parc National de Haut Niger, Guinea. The theory

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                Written by Rory Young A few people have gathered in Guinea to do something that doesn't make big

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                Rory Young - I'm off to Guinea tomorrow for six weeks to conduct wildlife protection courses for

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                Anti-poaching Podcast featuring Rory Young.

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                In this fascinating interview Rory explains the devastation caused by poaching in the many African

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                WHO WE WORK WITH

                "Never, never be afraid to do what's right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society's punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way." - Martin Luther King Jr.

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