Faye Cuevas, standing in Amboseli National Park near Kilimanjaro, an anti-poaching investigator for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), and a former lieutenant-colonel in US military intelligence, a post which included tracking terrorist networks in Iraq and Afghanistan. Subsequently, assigned to operations in Africa, in particular against the LRA of Joseph Kony, she decided to put the methods of counter-terrorism into the service of the protection of threatened mammals. ''Poaching is led by the same criminals who traffick weapons, people or drugs'', says Cuevas. ''We need to break down these criminal networks and find out what motivates them. Then we can stop them.''