please donate to the family of rory young

 

My friend and hero

Rory Young was killed on 26 April 2021

in an ambush while leading a wildlife protection

patrol in Arly National Park, Burkina Faso.

Rory was a wildlife expert,

professional guide — 

 

 

— and for many years

an anti-poaching ranger training

other rangers and leading

patrols across Africa.

 

 

A man of colossal ability,

wit, integrity, and drive, Rory Young

risked his life daily in defending the creatures he

revered. In the years since terrorists have turned  to

poaching as a source of operating revenue, he engaged

in regular gun battles with armed poachers

and was a target of multiple attacks

and ambushes.

 

 

His selfless work,

done over decades, could not

have been more dangerous,

nor more heart-rending.

 

 

Rory leaves at home a wife and

two children whom he

loved mightily.

 

 

Please make a donation to the

Rory Young Family Memorial Fund and if possible to

Chengeta Wildlifewhich Rory co-founded

and led as CEO.

 

Rest in peace, lion.

🕊