At Erthecode we believe our own well-being and that of the planet go hand in hand. Therefore, we seek to improve human, animal, and planetary health alike. With planetary stewardship at our core, we are honored to partner with VETPAW, a 501(c)(3) that empowers veterans to fight against poaching, endangered species extinction, and support and educate African communities.
5% of each purchase is donated to support VETPAW's mission. All funds go directly toward training local park rangers free of charge to work better, smarter, and faster using the best techniques available. The training of the local African park rangers and law enforcement help to stop poachers before they act through surveillance and protection. Education and conservation is at the forefront of efforts by teaching local communities on the long-term benefits of a thriving wildlife community. On the reserves the rangers protect and support the monitoring and research of wildlife and endangered species.
At checkout, we give you the opportunity to add your own donation to VETPAW. Whether you give a personal donation or not, you can feel good about your purchase knowing that 5% of your order will help in the fight against poaching, endangered species extinction, and help support and educate African communities. With each purchase you are erthecoding, and we thank you!
Since its inception in 2014, VETPAW has deployed over 100 veterans to Africa to support wildlife protection efforts and maintained a record of ZERO animals poached under our watch for seven consecutive years.
VETPAW empowers Veterans by utilizing their unrivaled skills and combat experience to assist local law enforcement agencies, park rangers, and conservationists in combating poaching. Their mission enhances the efforts to disrupt the organized and militarized criminal syndicates responsible for wildlife poaching.
Operational elements consist of comprehensive and innovative security strategies, improving operational plans for security personnel, and adapting sustainable “train-the-trainer” systems for implementation throughout the African continent. Through a One-Health approach, they collaborate with scientists, conservationists, private & public reserves, and law enforcement agencies to improve the health and safety of wildlife and local communities.
Their team supports local communities through economic empowerment projects that provide the people of nearby villages with sustainable sources of income. These initiatives add a new and organic layer of protection for wildlife.