We are a wildlife conservation initiative on the front-lines of the fight to save some of the world's most endangered wildlife by providing training, advisement of anti-poaching units, donating proper gear and equipment so these men and women can effectively perform their duties, and aid directly in conservation initiatives on the ground alongside other reputable teams and organizations. We believe if you’re on planet Earth, you have a role to play in combating this crisis. We stand with our world's wildlife rangers.
While working on supporting wildlife rangers in in the field, we are active in conservation matters in our region such as community outreach, snare sweeps, wildlife rescue, and research projects all alongside our affiliates in the region. Soldiers for Wildlife and Wild Response will be focusing in areas we believe to be of vital importance to help our rangers and to keep them alive. We have begun teaching a medical course that is based off of TCCC (tactical combat casualty care) and ‘Stop the bleed’ to train the rangers in the skills needed to save one another's lives in the event of violence in the field from either poachers or the wild animals they are protecting. Some of our trainers have numerous awards in the U.S. special operations community. We aim to bring the most up-to-date medical training that we can provide - all funded by our organizations. One out of seven rangers are critically injured on the job in these regions and we are hopeful that with our training and resources we will ensure that they have a better chance of survival if an unfortunate event were to occur. Our goal is to use our skills and resources to ensure that the protection of our natural world is taken to the highest level; as the protection of our ecosystems has never been more critical.
THE WAY WE SEE IT: WE CAN EITHER COME TOGETHER AND PROTECT THEM, OR DO NOTHING, AND WATCH THEM DISAPPEAR FOREVER.
WHY THIS? WHY NOW?
Wildlife Rangers across the world face incredible challenges and more often than not, the odds are impossibly stacked against them. These men and women on the front lines are tasked with protecting our world’s most endangered species, which in many cases, are sought after by armed militias and criminal syndicates. These jobs are often in remote parts of third-world countries where their lists of highest priorities do not include the protection of endangered wildlife nor full support for their rangers who protect them. Lack of real support for these individuals is one of the roots of this problem. We must stay by our rangers to give proper support and begin paying further attention to those who tirelessly do this job day in and day out.
To get a rough idea of a day in the life of the majority of rangers in these countries, a small unit is responsible for oversight and protection combined with other responsibilities, to look after incredibly large areas. These men and women often receive inadequate training, very low wages (barely enough to sustain a family), face life or death situations in the field from wildlife or poaching syndicates, a bare minimum amount of equipment, and in some cases, region dependent - community and family ostracization. We're on the frontline of the fight to assist anti-poaching units on the ground, and help save endangered species.
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WHAT WE DO
We equip and train local rangers to serve in elite anti-poaching units on the ground.
We fund private preserves as safe havens for some of Africa's most endangered animals.
We offer conservation courses at our private preserves for hands-on learning experiences.
THE GREATEST THREAT TO OUR PLANET IS THE BELIEF THAT SOMEONE ELSE WILL SAVE IT.
- R. Swan
THE WAR ON POACHING IS A WAR ON GREED, BUT WHAT STANDS TO BE LOST IS PRICELESS.
- Jamie Joseph, Founder of Saving the Wild
Support a Ranger
Your monthly gift will go directly to support and equip a local ranger on the ground in South Africa.
Choose your amount and 100% of your gift will go directly to safeguarding endangered species.
We are raising funds to reach more ranger units in need of medical training, snare sweep missions, wildlife rescues and community based projects.
Anti-Poaching. PRESERVation. EDUCATion.
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Sparkill, NY 10976