Meridian alumnus combats wildlife poachers through force and social media

I have a rhino; at least, an adopted one. Her photo hangs behind my office desk. Bryce gave it to me last year when we were in Bozeman on the final day of his State Department International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) study tour. “Whenever you make the trip to Zim, I’ll take you to see her,” he pledged. Despite Bryce’s best efforts, I’m not sure he will be able to keep his promise. He didn’t have enough manpower to save Maria, another rhino. Bryce Clemence runs Aggressive Tracking Specialists (ATS), a private company that conducts specialized anti-poaching training for...


African Park Rangers and Wildlife Protection Experts Discuss Conservation, Anti-Poaching and Anti-Trafficking Efforts With U.S. Counterparts

In collaboration with the State Department, and as part of the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), Meridian implemented an African regional project focused on fighting wildlife crime and conservation. The project brought together thirteen park rangers and wildlife protection specialists from nine different countries in sub-Saharan Africa to participate in a range of site visits and meetings across the United States. Continue