Poaching is big business with rhino horn now worth more than gold. The only thing standing between South Africa’s animals and possible extinction is a new breed of anti-poaching rangers – prepared to lay their lives on the line for Africa’s wildlife. The six-part series takes a unique look at the issue of poaching through the eyes of trainee rangers as some leave home for the first time, enter a brutal world of military training and finally head to the frontline of Africa’s Wildlife Warzone.
If they are to tackle well-armed poachers, the trainees must learn how to handle a gun and be prepared to use one.
As the training gets tougher some fall out, but those that remain form valuable bonds.
The trainee rangers begin a course that will push them to the limits and equip them with the skills to take on poachers.
In the battle between rangers and wildlife poachers humans and animals are suffering, with casualties on both sides.
Trade in rhino horn is banned, but the increasing demand has made it a very lucrative business on the black market.
Meet a new batch of trainee rangers prepared to lay their lives on the line for Africa’s wildlife.