The foundation Animal Life Line for Anti Poaching™ (ALL4AP™) was
established in Holland in 2006 and is run entirely by volunteers. The board
consists of Chairman Martin Stiemer (also the founder of ALL4AP™), Treasurer
Marcel Lunter and Secretary Ilma Hoff.
The main objective of the foundation ALL4AP™ mirrors that of the project
ALL4AP™. However, the focus of its activities is the generation of funding for
the ALL4AP™ project.
The profile of the ALL4AP™ project and foundation will be raised through
fundraising activities and information dissemination.
Why this initiative?!
Animal Life Line for Anti-Poaching™ Foundation (ALL4AP™) was founded in
2006 by Martin Stiemer.
Over the last 9 years Martin had worked as a volunteer for several wildlife
conservation projects in Southern Africa. During his time as a volunteer,
Martin realised that illegal poaching was contributing to the rapid decline in
wild animal populations, and that this was being compounded by the
destruction of their habitat by illegal tree cutting.
Poaching methods, particularly the use of metal wire snares, are cruel,
indiscriminate and wasteful and do not distinguish between plentiful
species and those that are endangered or threatened or between old
and pregnant animals.
In many countries, enforcement of legislation related to the protection of wild
animals and their environment has a low priority and/or the capacity and
resources to enforce legislation that exists is lacking.
As a response to these issues, Martin initiated and set up anti-poaching
teams for a conservation project in Zimbabwe. These teams proved so
effective that Martin set up ALL4AP™ to extend what has proved to be a
successful formula to other interested conservation projects, landowners and
ALL4AP's main objective is to reduce poaching and illegal tree cutting as
much as possible and raise awareness among local communities that illegal
and unconstrained poaching and cutting is unsustainable. ALL4AP™ believes it
can achieve this goal through a combination of:
* deployment of anti-poaching teams;
* forging strong links with local communities and other stakeholders
and cooperating closely with them and local law enforcement
* educating local communities about the unsustainable nature of many
poaching and cutting practices
By employing local men from rural areas ALL4AP™ seeks to engage with and
involve local communities and raise the project's profile within those
communities and enhance their acceptance of ALL4AP™. These men look
after extended families and are well respected.
ALL4AP™ recognises that local communities have the right to, and need for,
protein in the form of meat. It therefore collaborates with local governments
and communities to seek alternatives for those people who are dependant on
poaching for protein and for income.
PARTNERSHIP WITH WEZ -Wildlife and Environment Zimbabwe
Since June 2009 ALL4AP has formed a partnership with Wildlife and
Environment Zimbabwe (WEZ).
We believe that our cooperation will be beneficial to both organizations. Our
goals overlap and we expect we will be of mutual value.
What is WEZ? WEZ is a membership based registered Private Voluntary Organization (PVO)
in Zimbabwe, founded in 1927. Membership consists of individuals, families
and corporations that care for the future of Zimbabwe’s environment, its
wildlife and it people.
WEZ is member of IUCN - International Union for Conservation of Nature.
WEZ goal: To encourage and assist all people in Zimbabwe to understand the importance
of Zimbabwe’s wildlife and the environment to the well being of current and
future generations and to ensure that the utilization of the natural recourses
is fair and sustainable.
Activities from WEZ: Wildlife Management; in different protected areas and game parks
Environmental Education Centers throughout the country
Field Activities; snare sweeps, animal rescue, development of nature reserves
and protection of endangered species and habitats
Networking; with local, regional and international organizations
Publication; of ‘Zimbabwe Wildlife’ magazine, newsletters and other
ALL4AP believes that with the available WEZ network (11 branches and a
National Office) we can reach out much more efficiently and spread the (anti
Poaching) message more effectively.
In the region where ALL4AP is operating the vibrant Matabeleland branch is
run by active volunteers.
We look forward to our collaboration and we will write to you soon about our
Martin Stiemer, Chairman, ALL4AP, Netherlands / Project manager Zimbabwe
Hello visitors, welcome to our site.
My name is Martin Stiemer and I
am the chairman of the foundation
ALL4AP in Holland. Since 1998 I
am busy with activities to protect
wildlife and nature. (read more...)