Abia Kavita - 23 years as a game guard

Abia Kavita - 23 years as a game guard

Position: Community game guard since 1997, Orupupa Conservancy

Job responsibilities: To conserve wildlife and natural resources

I have been serving as a game guard for 23 years now, and I can tell that the landscape has pretty much changed. I don't get to see much wildlife like I used to anymore. So much has changed in such a short period of time due to Covid outbreak and the movement restrictions. I fear that with the current situation, it will no longer be business as usual. We will suffer and so will the wildlife. I would like to tell people about the importance of having wildlife and natural resources and encourage them to continue taking care of them.

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Abia Kavita - 23 years as a game guard

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