What is Pelorus Foundation?
Our mission is to champion innovation and act as a catalyst, empowering individuals and local communities to preserve and protect the world’s wildlife and wild places for future generations.
The last decade over 1,000 rangers died 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, 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. Our work with local partners in Africa is helping to support the coordination of management practices to protect the endangered Black Rhino, as well as focusing on environmental monitoring and game scout skills development. Home to the world’s largest White Rhino population, areas adjacent to the Kruger National Park received support to train local rangers who are combatting wildlife crime, to help aid 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.