ESPA, and ESPA USA Foundation, are both veteran managed and driven. We recognize the intrinsic anti-poaching training value that veterans, and former wounded military veterans, can bring to this global crisis.
We have a wide-reaching network and contacts in multiple regimental associations, veterans’ networks, and service charities, at board and founder level. This extensive network enables us to recruit veterans who have the skills required to create the high standards of operational effectiveness needed in anti-poaching work.
With ESPA, veterans, and wounded veterans, will be able to gain meaningful employment in an organization that understands their value and injuries, and offers a supportive, rewarding working environment, not only adding to ESPA’s fight against poaching, but also providing opportunities for veterans to regain a sense of purpose in a new career.
As part of its anti-poaching endeavors, ESPA aims to capitalize on the wealth of expertise and experience of veterans to develop an Endangered Species Information Fusion Center. The mission of the Center is to collect, evaluate, analyze, and disseminate, information and intelligence data regarding criminal activity related to the poaching of endangered wildlife.
The veteran-manned Center will aid and collaborate with local and global organizations involved in wildlife crime investigations.