Having the honour to display many of his images within Kinetic Six’s office we would like to share with you a bit more about the meaning of this project and the man behind the photographs.
Kinetic Six have played a vital role in the recent deployment of the British Troops to Malawi. The 2016 pilot scheme in Liwonde National Park near the border with Mozambique was a success whereby 7 soldiers were sent to train 35 rangers in a set of military skills in order to combat the increasing level of poaching. The accomplishment of this mission has led to another deployment as of May 2018. The troops have been sent to other leading African Reserves, Nkhotakota and Majete. The aim of this project, similar to that of Liwonde, is training Malawian Park Rangers, increasing their experience in bushcraft, information analysis and tracking skills that will, in the future, help them fight the illegal wildlife trade and put an end to poaching in the parks.
Residing in the Northern most region of Mozambique, bordering Tanzania, is Niassa National Reserve. At 4.2 million hectares, it has been a refuge for many endangered wildlife including lions and wild dogs. But more importantly it hosts 40% of the entire elephant population of Mozambique making it a unique and exceptional place.