JOIN US IN SUPPORTING THE BRAVE MEN AND WOMEN WHO ARE ON THE FRONT LINES OF CONSERVATION.
Project Ranger began as an emergency intervention in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. In 2020, as travel and tourism were brought to a standstill, national parks, protected areas and lodges were left empty. Rangers were left with their salaries uncertain and without the tools and resources they needed to protect wildlife. This “perfect storm” of conditions left huge areas highly vulnerable to wildlife crime. While thankfully, travelers and tourism revenue have returned to Africa, for rangers on the ground, the storm – poaching, trafficking and wildlife crime – rages on.
Project Ranger aims to support those on the front lines of conservation, filling critical gaps and supporting wildlife monitors, rangers and the anti-poaching operations of NGOs and conservation organizations in Africa. Because poaching and trafficking continues to threaten wildlife across Africa and many rangers continue to be woefully under-resourced, Project Ranger will continue to address both short-term emergency needs and adopt a longer-term focus. In that spirit, Project Ranger’s work and grant-making emphasizes ensuring rangers have the resources they need to do their best work in conservation and trafficking hotspots including;
- Short-term/emergency salary and operational support
- Longer term capacity building for rangers
- Working with our growing network of grantees organization to gather actionable data on both wildlife and wildlife crime
- Remaining a uniquely flexible forum to make quick decisions for the benefit of conservation