New Anti-poaching ideas for wildlife in Africa

Myself and friends are creating a new model to counter poaching of elephants, rhinos and other species in Africa. We would like to ask any wildlife conservationists in Africa to help us validate and refine our model. 

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Some statistics shows there are as much as 100 elephants being poached every day in Africa.  

May be we can try new disruptive solutions and ideas. Myself and friends are creating a new model to counter poaching of elephants, rhinos and other species in Africa. This new model is targeted to deliver most of the donation funding to the local people to help protect the wildlife with full transparency, as well as provide direct monitoring from the donors to the animals they are sponsoring to protect. If this new model works, it can potentially be applied to other regions as well.

We would like to ask any wildlife conservationists in Africa to help us validate and refine our model.  If you are or have experience working locally in African helping to conserve wildlife, or know anyone who you can refer, please contact me.

Thanks,

Monica

Monica Yap

Transformation Coach, Accenture

I am passionate to conserve wild life. preserve what is left and sustain the future. I may bring value with my transformational work for the last 30 years in IT.

I have been a transformation coach in software and business industry for almost 20 years, my expertise is to help companies finding their obstacles and transform their ways of working into a collaborative, respectful, integration of diversity and human centric culture.  I have been coaching to executives, managers, to software developers in shifting their mindset towards how to work with each other, while adopting new lean and agile practices and mindsets.  I often serve as a strategist to the executive in how to make these cultural changes into reality and build a path to for implement the changes.

Most my agile transformations in IT in many companies across different industries were in complex domains (see Cynefin framework), where cause and effect can only be deduced in retrospect, and there are no right answers. These transformations are cultural and thinking mindset shifts, requires human behavioral changes. The solutions often required experimentation and redefining solutions based on introspections and continuous feedbacks. 

The magnitude of the transformation ranges from 4000 to 40,000 people in the organization. 

I believe and proven I have the skillset to:

  • help people looking at the problem from a different perspective
  • use Lean Startup and experimentation for creating effective conservation solutions
  • facilitate people with conflicting views to come to a common solution
  • design a strategy to change the culture
  • define a path to reach the end goal
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Go to the profile of Cheryl Brown
28 days ago

Very interested to hear more. 

Similar models are being used where NGOs train local people with transparancy as rangers or eco-guard groups. However Im wondering how you will have the donors involved as that is very tricky and must be careful of letting donors call the shots. . I have alot of experience in that area. 

Would love to hear who you're working with and how you're implementing this. Good luck! Great initiative!

Go to the profile of Monica Yap
28 days ago

Hi Cheryl, 

Thank you for responding.  Our model is to provide the donors frequent and real information about the animal(s) they are protecting, so they will have a personal connections with these animals, but not so much as allowing the donors to direct the welfare of the animals.  Will like to share it with you in details.  Sending you email to setup a time to connect. 

Looking forward to hear your thoughts. 

Best, 

Monica

Go to the profile of Albertinah Matsika
28 days ago

I'm intrested