For Rangers raises awareness and funds for the welfare of rangers on the front-lines to save Africa’s wildlife. Diverse programming fills critical gaps in conservation initiatives across the continent. Through the provision of equipment and training, For Rangers meets the needs of rangers on the forefront of conservation efforts.
March to the Top’s support of For Rangers helps ensure that rangers across Africa are adequately equipped with quality equipment, well paid, incentivized, and trained. For Rangers funding has benefited rangers in the Borana Conservancy, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Ol Jogi Wildlife Conservancy, Northern Rangelands Trust, and more.
WHY IT MATTERS
With inflated ivory costs and the price of rhino horn rivaling that of gold, poachers are more determined and dangerous than ever, using high caliber assault weapons and sophisticated night-vision to operate in the dark. Over 1,000 rangers have been killed on the front-lines protecting our wildlife since 2003, but the support of For Rangers works to keep that number from increasing.
“There’s a huge amount of recognition for the illegal wildlife trade crisis, but not a huge amount for the people really doing the day-to-day work to stop it”