Posted on August 15, 2018
The 23-year-old is about to spend the next few days with local rangers Boston, who’s pretty new to the job, and Rateef, with ten years’ experience. “You don’t really have time to think,” explains Chad. “Most of the time you’re concentrating on the environment itself. “You’re constantly looking, watching dangerous game, anything that might sneak up on you.” Chad, who’s originally from Zimbabwe, is one of 14 British soldiers in Malawi trying to help stop poaching. Ministers announced the British Army’s involvement after a successful pilot last year. Chad says the wildlife and the environment are important to him and he feels a sense of responsibility to make sure that others get to experience them. “If we start chopping down trees and killing animals what will be left for future generations? Just a bunch of pictures in a book,” he reflects.