What We Do

Our Mission

We work to support the protection of wildlife through locally led and long lasting anti-poaching solutions.

Success for Chengeta is stepping away knowing we have improved or set the conditions for efficient and fair law enforcement at local and national levels.

Where We Work


Yawanawá stewardship of the Brazilian Amazon.

Burkina Faso

Arly National Park


Mali Elephant Project


Partnership with the Ethiopian government for all 22 protected areas.


Malawi National Parks (Liwonde, Majete, Nkotakhota, Kasanka & Nyika)

Central African Republic

Dzanga Sangha

Central African Republic


Republic of Congo

Nouabalé Ndoki




Savé Conservancy


Work at country level, with consultancy on Command & Control.

Hover over the interactive map to learn more. Please get in touch if you would like to work with us on new projects, or discuss past projects.

How We Work

‘Holistic’ isn’t just another buzzword. Derived from the Greek ‘holos’ meaning everything, applying a holistic conservation framework involves addressing the bigger picture from different angles. For us, this means:

1. Working Vertically

No protected area is an island. We work within a national context from government, to middle-management, to rangers in the field.

2. Working horizontally

Our operating model is based upon a learning cycle between the six pillars that underpin effective law enforcement and wildlife conservation. We work collabroatively through 6 pillars: analytics, command and control, logistics, training, community empowerment and wildlife protection.


We use cutting-edge technology to know the field inside and out. From bio-monitoring to surveillance, to conducting safeguarding assessments for human rights, understanding the landscape is critical to orientate tactical, operational, strategic and fair law enforcement. This includes:

  • Optimising and harnessing data to understand the socio-politico-ecological environment.
  • Focusing ranger interventions based on the data and establish control over key parts of the landscape.
  • Establishing coordination & cooperation amongst stakeholders at all levels based on empirically-supported trends.
  • Using bio-monitoring to gain insight on wildlife trends.


We build capacity at ranger, manager and institutional levels to support the leaders of conservation for the future. This involves:

  • Training rangers inside and outside of the classroom (covering all grounds: physical, environmental, navigational, legal, medical, human rights, leadership…)
  • Enhancing local logistics & procurement (deploying EarthRanger / SMART technology, building Operations rooms, providing equipment…)
  • Enhancing capabilities within the context of recognised environmental and conservation legislative frameworks, strengthening proactive and reactive protocols through to prosecution and judiciary capacity.


We help build capacity at community level, and enhance virtuous relationships between law enforcement, community and wildlife protection. This includes:

  • Working with organisations on the ground involved in community work (human rights, gender equality, women empowerment…) to strengthen bridges between law enforcement, conservation and communities.
  • Encouraging and training rangers to become local champions for conservation, and to raise awareness in their community.
  • Collaborating with conservation research to make use of ranger skill and time in the field (One Health, bio monitoring, snare-wire removal…)
  • Providing wildlife protection tools like detection dogs.

If you'd like to know more about how we're protecting wild spaces, or if you'd like to work with us, get in touch!