Supporting the South African rangers against poaching

CHF 1’763

11% of CHF 15’000

"11 %"
This is how it worksä

The «all or nothing» principle applies: The project only receives the funds if the funding target is reached or exceeded.

14 backers

Concluded on 9/1/2020

We help the Rangers in South Africa to organize the necessary things and to organize training for school classes on the subject of poaching

Wildlife is important, not only for the balance of nature but also for tourism. And especially in Africa where many people are dependent on tourism. Unfortunately, the number of wild animals is steadily shrinking, either because humans are spreading further or through poaching. And that very word «poaching» is the keyword. With this contribution we would like to support the rangers who risk their lives to protect wild animals such as rhinos, elephants, lions, etc. The rangers in South Africa are usually funded by donations and from their own pockets. To be a ranger means to survive for days in the African bush with little food and sparse equipment, for a minimum wage. With their help they help to equip the rangers with better material / food. In addition, training for the local population is organized to make them more aware of poaching.

The conservation of rhinos, elephants and co.

The protection of wildlife is important for the ecological balance as well as for tourism. Without the rangers protecting the wildlife, in a few years there would be no wildlife left to admire and photograph in the wild. Tourism would collapse and there would be more unemployed starving people in Africa. The problem must be tackled at the root and the first step is to get hold of poaching. As long as the sale of ivory, rhino horn, and lion’s bones remains lucrative, and you let the poachers make their thing without stopping them, nothing will change. Till people understand that without nature and the animals there will be no tourism and no more money will flow, it will be too late.

This is what I need backing for.

With the money, the following would happen: Purchase of tarps and tents for the Assen observation post Purchase of new clothes (in accordance with regulations) Purchase of solar panels for power generation in the camp Buy a power converter for the camper Buying food Purchase of gasoline and possible repairs of the cars Training for school classes on poaching