Episode 1

Ep. 01 | Geoffrey Phipps - Frontline Anti-Poaching Ranger

In this episode I get to talk with Geoffrey, the head instructor for Tac Trac. The Tac Trac Combat Tracking initiative was started as a way to combat the onslaught of wildlife crimes committed in Africa. As an NGO, they provide training for anti-poaching rangers who are then mobilised to work in various reserves across Africa.

Geoffrey began working as a ranger at the age of 17. Since then, he’s spent years honing his tracking and anti-poaching skills, first as a ranger and now as an instructor. During our conversation we talk about the threats rangers face, how they apprehend and stop poachers, and what it takes to spend days at a time out in the field.

To learn more about Tac Trac, you can visit their website here: www.tactrac.co.za

You can also follow Geoffrey on Instagram @rangerssurvivalcraft.

About the Podcast

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The Curiosity Shire
People you’ve never heard of. Places you’ve only imagined. Things which may surprise you. Join Seth as he discovers the remarkable people who will educate, inspire, and challenge you with the stories they tell.

About your hosts

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Seth Sutherland


Husband, dad, entrepreneur, and student pilot! Currently living in Iceland and soaking up the adventures.
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Agnes Gretarsdottir


Wife to the man of my dreams, mom to a beautiful baby girl, and lover of all things handcrafted.