Dailymail- British Army to send troops to Africa to help save endangered black rhinos from poachers as the UK steps up its fight against the 'blood ivory' trade
- The Army is sending around two dozen troops to Malawi to combat poaching
- Soldiers will use counter-insurgency tactics learnt from Afghanistan and Iraq
- Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said the 'evil trade' was worth £17billion
British soldiers will deploy to Africa to help save endangered rhinos from poachers for the first time, the Defence Secretary will announce today.
The Army is sending around two dozen troops to Malawi next month as Britain steps up its fight against the ‘blood ivory’ trade, it can be revealed.
The soldiers will use counter-insurgency tactics learnt from fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq while training rangers in the African country to hunt down the poachers.
Mr Williamson said: ‘Our Armed Forces are a force for good around the world and are at the forefront of protecting the world’s most endangered species such as elephants and rhinos from criminal gangs.