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Iran | Former poachers now are ranger force in Masjed PA

Each evening as the sun sets over Masjed Mountain in central Iran, a group of volunteer patrolmen scan the craggy slopes for poachers making their way down with the day’s kill.


If the poacher is a first-time offender, the rangers will reason with him and try to convince him to change his ways. They’re well-placed to make a compelling case: the eight or so rangers of the Masjed Protected Area are all former hunters themselves.


https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2019/03/wildlife-rangers-masjed-mountains-iran/

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