Founder & President
International Anti Poaching Foundation
“Damien Mander – AKA: The Vegan Sniper Damien was an Australian Naval Clearance Diver, Special Operations Sniper and Iraq War veteran. He project managed the Iraq Special Police Training Academy in northern Baghdad preparing Iraq’s paramilitary forces for combat.
In 2 9 he founded the ‘International Anti-Poaching Foundation’ (IAPF) – a multi-national not-for-profit conservation organization working across Southern and East Africa. Damien is the founder of ‘Akashinga – Nature Protected by Women’, an all-female conservation model in Africa, and ‘Back-to-Black Roots’, a grass-roots rural vegan moment in African communities. His 2 13 TEDx talk on speciesism has been seen more than 7 million times across different platforms.
Damien was the winner of the 2 19 Winsome Constance Kindness Gold Medal for 2 19, a prestigious international recognition for services to animals and humanity.
He resides in Zimbabwe.”