The last decade saw an estimated 1,000 rangers die in the line of duty worldwide. These brave individuals are on the frontline for wildlife crime prevention in Africa, a continent home to arguably the most diverse megafauna in the world. Given the vast scale and remote nature of the land, Field Rangers are the most effective solution in mitigating the staggering rates of wildlife crime, a dominant driver of species extinction in recent decades.
In the fight to save Africa’s wildlife and avert crime, the Pelorus Foundation is committed to supporting and delivering effects-based solutions in areas they are most needed. We aim to train multiple Field Rangers to assist in crucial conservation projects across the continent. £20,000 will fund one individual’s training, ensuring they remain on the ground in some of Africa’s most extraordinary areas. In Namibia’s Onguma Game Reserve, we are supporting the ongoing coordination of management practices to protect the endangered Black Rhino, whilst in the Serengeti ecosystem we are focusing on environmental monitoring and game scout skills development. Home to the world’s largest White Rhino population, Kruger National Park is receiving vital crime prevention units to aid its ongoing conservation.
Our partnership with Frontier Collective ensures we will expand the ranger community, further safeguarding the protection and long-term survival of Africa’s endangered species and wild places.