Jealous Mpofu Honored with Tusk's Prestigious Ranger Award
In an inspiring move, Jealous Mpofu has been crowned Tusk’s ranger of the year, a testament to his dedication to conserving the so-called 'painted dogs' of Africa. Despite facing daunting misconceptions about the species, Mpofu has not wavered in his commitment to these maligned and misunderstood canines, exhibiting an unrivaled passion for protecting one of the world's most endangered species.
As a youngster, Mpofu absorbed unjust sentiments regarding the wild African dogs' hunting habits from his father's employers, who portrayed them as brutal predators. Yet, through years of tireless work in conservation, Mpofu has helped reshape the narrative surrounding these unique creatures. His achievement illuminates the power of perseverance and the impact of compassionate conservation.