March 27, 2019

Damien Mander

A Noble War: The Fight to Stop Poaching

March 27, 2019 | 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Damien Mander was an Australian Naval Clearance Diver, Special Operations Sniper and Iraq War veteran. He project managed the Iraq Special Police Training Academy in northern Baghdad preparing Iraq’s paramilitary forces for combat.

In 2009 he founded the ‘International Anti-Poaching Foundation’ (IAPF) – a multi-national not-for-profit conservation organization working across Southern and East Africa. Damien is the founder of ‘Akashinga – Nature Protected by Women’, an all female conservation model in Africa, and ‘Back-to-Black Roots’, a grass-roots rural vegan moment in African communities.

His 2013 TEDx talk on speciesism has been seen more than 7 million times across various platforms. Damien was the winner of the 2019 Windsome Constance Kindness Gold Medal for 2019, a prestigious international recognition for services to animals and humanity.

Damien resides in Zimbabwe.




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