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Tools of the Poaching Trade: Whip-snares (5-Minute Video)

Tools of the Poaching Trade: Whip-snares (5-Minute Video)

Fico Vidale comes from a hunting family; his father was a professional crocodile hunter. Fico runs his safari hunting company in the Lunga Busanga Game Management Area, which borders the Kafue National Park in Zambia.

Fico spends a lot of time and money on community upliftment and engagement, and one of the projects is beekeeping. The idea is to educate the area's people about the dangers of habitat destruction, such as cutting down trees to harvest a few pounds of honey.

Poaching is a concern, as it is in most wilderness areas in Africa, and one of the most common forms his anti-poaching team encounters is the use of whip-snares. In this video, Fico explains how the whip-snare is set.