via: Tisha Wardlow Robert Obrein, Asst Director of Tsavo East and West, Kenya Wildlife Service
"I call my rangers together (those whose area had been infiltrated) and we console each other and talk of what might have happened and our way forward. I always lay blame on me and not the rangers and this has always worked well in cooling their nerves, and God save the next poacher who comes along. I have been in security since 1992 and I have learned to control blood sugars and many more."
Matt Bracken, ranger at Protrack APU
"I always find inspiration again when I speak with someone new, and they learn and become involved and actually appreciate spreading the message and slowly but surely turning the tides natures way."
Paula Kahumbu, Founder of "Hands off our elephants campaign," Kenya Wildlife Service
"I always keep elephants at the top of my mind – whatever I do should add up to saving them, and if I get distracted by feelings, emotions, anger etc, I ground myself again and apologize if I've gone wrong, forgive myself for wasting time and energy, then start again."
Drew Abrahamson, Production assistant for Dereck and Beverly Joubert, lion activist
"I tend to listen to a lot of music and also have the pleasure of going to be in the bush fairly regularly...I think that helps too. When things are tough. I kinda keep fighting, and that's when I fight the hardest."
A very good piece of advice she was given and passes on:
"When you lose an animal, a fight, remember 'losses and not defeats."