Ryan Tate: 'Terrorism in Africa is being funded by the illegal wildlife trade'
Ryan Tate is a US veteran who served in Iraq post 9/11 Five years ago he saw a documentary about the poaching of African wildlife and learned about Robert Mande who runs an anti-poaching conservation operation in Tanzania, where the poaching of East African elephants is rife. Ryan Tate founded VetPaw - Veterans Empowered to Protect African Wildlife. The veterans use their skills to help train African park rangers and track poachers. Tate's work features in the documentary series Blood Ivory that runs on Sky's Animal Planet from 15 December.