Ofir Drori with chimp 390.
(photo credit: Courtesy Ofir Drori)
When Israeli photojournalist Ofir Drori began his post-army odyssey through
Africa, delving alone into remote communities on camel and horseback, by canoe
and on foot, he never thought he would end up pioneering the take-down of a
regional animal trafficking industry.
“I was walking thousands of
kilometers, and that’s what I specialized in, finding the most remote places in
Africa, where communities still retain their cultures and are apart from Western
culture,” he told The Jerusalem Post on Sunday. “I had my share of adventures
Drori’s experiences snapping photographs in war zones
and assisting in humanitarian operations turned him from an adventurer into an
activist – a man “trying to give back to this continent that gave me so
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