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Adopt A Ranger Campaign

African Wildlife Protection Fund is a Non-Profit Organisation Reg. 2012/202841/08 based in South Africa. Our International Adopt A Ranger campaign is a direct response to the onslaught of criminal activity and poaching that is eradicating, on a daily basis, endangered African wildlife, from the Rhino to the Pangolin. The campaign was recently launched in a bid to secure more substantial funds to urgently provide high level training and equipment for Anti-poaching Rangers throughout Africa.

High level Anti-poaching training will be provided by Tac Trac Anti-Poaching Academy. Tac Trac Anti- Poaching Academy, the only Anti-Poaching training facility in the Western Cape and Eastern Cape of South Africa, opened its doors over three years ago to provide a superlative training platform for highly intensive theory and practical courses. Tac Trac anti-poaching Academy continues to produce highly trained anti- poaching Rangers who become effective protectors of our Rhino and Wildlife.

The Tac Trac 5 Week Training Programme covers all the fundamental knowledge and practical experience necessary to work safely and effectively in the field. The course covers the following main units in depth:

  • Tactical Firearms: Pistol, Carbine, Rifle & Shotgun. Private - business level
  • Long Distance Rifle Craft
  • Tac Trac Close Quarters Combat System
  • Arrest & Restraint Protocols
  • Man & Animal Tracking
  • Observation Post Protocols
  • Vehicle Searching
  • Crime Scene Protocols
  • Field craft & Survival craft
  • Dangerous Game Approaches
  • Physical Fitness Training
  • First Aid Level 1
  • Security

Tac Trac and African Wildlife Protection Fund work together to develop and equip Anti-Poaching units with the right skills and equipment in order to improve effectiveness in the field. Ensuring the safety of the units, alongside forming rapid response teams for vulnerable Game Reserves in Africa that cannot fund their own APU’s.

AWPF’s vision is to train, equip and mobilize 160 Anti-Poaching Rangers per year to realistically and effectively combat the rapid annihilation of Africa’s Wildlife. This requires a vast amount of capital to achieve and with limited to no support from Governments we are in desperate need of donations public support. donations. Together we can all make a massive difference and help save Africa’s wildlife for future generations.

The following table breaks down the significant costs involved in achieving our goal and highlights the urgent and critical need for an international fundraising drive for public support.


ANTI POACHING TRAINING, MOBILIZATION & EQUIPMENT COSTS PER YEAR
OUR GOAL: 160 RANGERS PER YEAR

COST OF TRAINING ANTI-POACHING RANGERS S.A. RANDS US DOLLARS
TRAINING PROGRAM PER PERSON R 24,000.00 $1,667.00
TOTAL COST FOR 160 RANGERS PER YEAR R 3,840,000.00 $266,000.00

COST OF TRAINING ANTI-POACHING RANGERS S.A. RANDS US DOLLARS
GROSS SALARY FOR A RANGER PER YEAR R 84,000.00 $5,540.00
TOTAL COST FOR 160 RANGERS PER YEAR R 12,800,000.00 $887,00.00

COST OF EQUIPMENT/UNIFORMS FOR A RANGER PER YEAR S.A. RANDS US DOLLARS
SHORTS (X2) R 800.00 $55.00
FLEECE (X1) R 400.00 $28.00
JUMPER (X1) R 400.00 $28.00
UNIFORM (X2) R 1,300.00 $89.00
SOCKS (X4) R 280.00 $19.00
BOOTS (X1) R 1,000.00 $70.00
BACK PACK (X1) R 1,000.00 $70.00
WATER PACK (X1) R 200.00 $14.00
T-SHIRTS (X4) R 800.00 $55.00
HAT (X2) R 400.00 $28.00
TOTAL COST FOR A RANGER PER YEAR R 6,580.00 $456.00
ANNUAL COST OF EQUIPMENT/UNIFORMS FOR 160 RANGERS 1,052 800.00 $73,00.00

TOTAL COST BREAKDOWN FOR 160 ANTI-POACHING RANGERS    
TRAINING R 3,840 000.00 $266,000.00
MOBILIZATION R 12,800 000.00 $887,000.00
EQUIPMENT/UNIFORMS R 1,052,800.00 $73,000.00
GRAND TOTAL PER YEAR R 17,692 800.00 $1,226,000.00

As you can see from the table above we now need Wildlife Ambassadors to help spread the word.

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