35 British Army soldiers, from 1st Battalion Welsh Guards, are providing support to the Zambian government as part of their counter poaching operation to help tackle the illegal wildlife trade in Kafue National Park.
On Op CORDED 9 the British Army have been delivering two mandated courses, following Zambian Government request for training under the MOU.
The two training courses delivered are; The Counter Poaching Instructors Course (CPI) and the Conservation Data Analysis Course (CDAT).
This week soldiers from the Welsh Guards demonstrated the culmination of months of training Zambian Park Rangers as they deployed on their first live foot patrol with Specialist Anti-Poaching Unit (SAPU) North.
Park Rangers that had been trained on the Conservation Data Analysis Course (CDAT) by the British Army, identified areas of poacher activity for the joint patrol to take place.
Op CORDED 9 is funded by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).