Series wages war against rhino poaching


Al Jazeera English will air Wildlife Warzone, a captivating new series that features real-life trainee rangers tackling South Africa’s war against rhino poachers, from Monday 7 October at 22h30.

The show debuts on DStv Channel 261 and repeats on Tuesdays at 09h30, Wednesdays at 03h30 and Thursdays at 16h30.

Shot partly at conservationist safari lodge Shamwari in the Eastern Cape, the six-part series will show determined trainees complete rigorous physical and mental challenges over 38 days in isolation from the outside world.

Those who advance will become armed operatives, trained to track poachers and execute decisions in a matter of seconds.

The opportunity to protect wildlife, experience nature first-hand and gain honourable employment, no matter the risk, is motivation for many trainees to step up for the challenge. “It is to protect the rhinos… protecting what I love,’ remarks trainee Nabiel Leon.

With rhino horn now a $17 billion industry, demand is high for activists who are prepared to put their own lives on the line.

Watch and embed the series promo at


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