IAPF and Damien Mander - Adelaide 2017           Sun 19th Mar from 6:30 PM 

Please join us at the Adelaide Rockford Hotel, Hindley St. for this rare opportunity to meet former sniper Damien Mander and hear of his inspiring journey from special forces operator in Iraq to leader of a conservation charity protecting rhino and elephant from poaching. Working on the front lines of conservation in Africa, the IAPF is: "Wildlife Conservation through Direct Action"

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There will be an opportunity on the night to sign up for IAPF's Front Line program (aka the Green Army) to visit our base at Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe and experience first hand the duties of an anti-poaching ranger.

Damien has lived an extraordinary life for a 37 year old. At 19, as a garbage collector in Melbourne he joined the Australian Defence Force, graduating through one of the most arduous courses as a RAN clearance diver. With the ADF’s counterterrorism restructure following 9-11, Damien joined the elite TAG-East force, training as a sniper. Later as a private contractor he deployed to Iraq where he project managed the Iraq Special Police Training Academy overseeing training and deployment of local troops. After three years in Iraq, he left the front lines with no direction in life.

 A trip to Africa in 2009 awakened him to the horrors the natural world is facing from poaching. Recognizing the unique skills he possessed by virtue of his training and experience in military roles, Damien liquidated his savings, and founded the International Anti-Poaching Foundation (IAPF).

 Now a multinational not-for-profit, the IAPF runs operations on the front lines of the world wildlife wars, protecting iconic endangered species from slaughter by poachers. Using battle-proven tactics, training and technology in what is effectively a counterinsurgency operation the IAPF has recently demonstrated striking success in Mozambique. Operating in the most critical area on earth for rhino protection, losses have been reduced by over 80%.

 Damien will talk about his journey and IAPF’s "Direct Action" conservation model, operating in areas which represent high environmental value and where application of the organization’s unique capabilities can produce an effective and enduring local solution.


Sunday March 19, 2017 from 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM CST
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Rockford Hotel 
164 Hindley St
Adelaide 5000

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International Anti Poaching Foundation 
0408 655 667 


A bar will be operating so come along and have a great night supporting a great cause.

Sincere thanks to Adelaide Rockford Hotel for their generous support!