Our park rangers are the source of long-term stability and safety for people and wildlife living in and around the parks under our management. We employ over 1,400 rangers; the largest counter-poaching team for any NGO on the continent. It is thanks to their commitment to this challenging work that we can promote economic development and healthy wildlife populations across our 22 parks in 12 countries.
Over the past 5 years, our rangers have:
- Confiscated 879 firearms and 47,000 rounds of ammunition
- Confiscated 1.3 t of ivory and 450 kg of pangolin scales
- Removed over 100,000 traps
How Can I Support Park Rangers?
Show your support today. 100% of your donation will go towards advancing rangers’ work in the field.
Upcoming Ranger Event: London Marathon
African Parks has put together a team of eight rangers from different regions as “Team African Parks” to run the London Marathon on 23 April 2023.
The African Parks rangers have been competitively selected to represent their respective parks and will be trained in Akagera National Park in Rwanda by Australian triathlete Chris McCormack, one of endurance sport’s most iconic athletes.
Meet our rangers participating at The London Marathon
Support Our Rangers
By raising critical funding for our rangers, you help unlock numerous benefits for people and wildlife across Africa, including:
- Ensuring our 1,400+ strong cohort of rangers across 22 parks in 12 countries are trained and equipped to perform at their best
- Recruiting and training more female rangers
- Collaring and monitoring of endangered species such as cheetah, lion, leopard, elephants and rhinos
- Bringing the best technology (such as geospatial mapping and proactive deployments thanks to real-time intelligence) to their daily work
- Educating communities living in and around the parks through environmental education and community environment days