Our Mission

Our Mission

To support the protection of wildlife through locally led and lasting anti-poaching solutions.

Chengeta Wildlife

Chengeta Wildlife

Our Vision

To provide locally led and lasting wildlife protection that recognises humans as part of the ecosystem. It is intelligently focused, competently and judicially applied, cost effective and harmonised with all other existing wildlife protection efforts.

Our Organisations

Chengeta Wildlife USA is registered as a 501(c)(3) charity with registration number 46-5485977.

Stichting Chengeta Wildlife is a registered charity in the Netherlands and holds the tax deductible status. It is registered with the KVK in Nijmegen (no. 71803726) and officially recognized by the Minister of Finance as an Institution for General Purpose (ANBI no. 858855653). Read more here

Our Founder

Rory Young was the Co-Founder and CEO of Chengeta Wildlife. Rory’s passion for his work in the conservation of wildlife was inspirational, and his determination to protect some of the most beautiful places on this planet lives on in so many people who are dedicated to this same mission. Read our tribute to Rory here

Who We Work With

In order for us to maximize our efficiency and effectiveness, we have forged partnerships with governmental entities and NGOs. Through our collaboration with WWF, Chengeta Wildlife has a permanent presence in the Dzanga Sangha Protected Areas Complex, Central African Republic. We have also provided in-situ support in Cameroon and Republic of Congo. In Mali, we partner with Mali Elephant Project and we are supported by the Elephant Crisis Fund in Mali and the Central African Republic. Each collaboration is designed and equipped to adapt and implement each stakeholders’ mission requirement.

We also work with Kinetic Six, Scent Imprint Conservation Dogs who trained our detection dogs Mitch & Bobby and The DM Lab who offer us digital support.