“For wildlife reserves that depend on tourism dollars, that money is essentially gone.

“The major impact of the pandemic is tourism has stopped in Africa,” Brown said. “And that affects the revenue. That affects the impact of the rangers.”


Why does this matter to CALWOF?

“When I first joined CALWOF, my knowledge of Game Wardens was limited. I assumed their only task was to check a fishing or hunting license. After some time, I realized that their scope was immense and way beyond just protecting our wildlife. That is just the start of their scope. Now, with wildlife trafficking being such a grave issue, their scope expands even more. From wildlife trafficking to checking licenses and from protecting our streams and oceans to daily law enforcement, the Wildlife Officer is to key to protecting this state and all her vast natural resources.” –Shane Stent, Director of Business Development and Marketing

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