Msimango tells his story about life as a field ranger, protecting rhinos and working on the front line! Msimango puts his life on the line for conservation and protecting endangered species, however his job is now on line. Most protected areas in Africa rely solely on tourism income to fund the operational costs and with the current travel bans there is no tourism income and therefore no conservation! This fundraiser aims to raise critical funds needed anti-poaching and rhino protection.
The current travel bans have had a devastating impact on the conservation world as most protected areas rely solely on income from tourism to fund conservation and wildlife protection operational costs. Parks have had to make ends meet with zero income from tourism and all financial resources are depleted. Species such as white and black rhino, wild dog, cheetah etc require continued protection and funds raised from the project go directly towards endangered species protection and monitoring.
The project aims to fund equipment, protective clothing, training, death and disability insurance for field rangers on the front line. Field rangers have very high risk and stressful looking after endangered species and we therefore have to look after them. Job security and life Insurance will provide them with piece of mind knowing their families will be looked after. Funding for field rangers will ensure endangered species are protected.
The project will fund an entire anti-poaching unit’s operational costs for three months. This will ensure that critical populations of white and black rhino as well as wild dog and cheetah are protected and monitored while there is no income from tourism.