WALK WITH RANGERS
“Walk With Rangers” is an initiative that seeks to raise awareness on the challenges faced by the men and women on the frontlines of the war against poaching- the Rangers. In 2014, Walk With Rangers took 70 trekkers from all over the world, including Kenya, Tanzania, Europe, Algeria, China and the US on a 250 mile trek traversing the wild lands from Arusha, Tanzania to Nairobi, Kenya through the Amboseli ecosystem.
Experiencing varying temperatures, climates, terrain and landscape, our trekkers lived for 15 days with minor comforts of city life, truly immersing themselves in the life of Africa’s true heroes and wildlife guardians, the Game Ranger.
Walk With Rangers has now become an annual educational event, that also serves as a critical fundraising platform for urgent conservation needs.
The annual trek has now taken the unique shape of being the first situational experience of its kind. The trek gives over 50 participants from all over the world annually, a first-hand experience of what it takes to safeguard Africa’s wildlife whilst in the company of the finest game rangers and conservationists in the region.
Snares/ wildlife traps deactivated
patrolled on average each month
A stronger and more consistent presence of game rangers in any area has shown tangible results in the aversion and effective reduction in poaching activities. By implementing anti-poaching units in remote forests in the region that operate in tandem with government wildlife protection agencies and community rangers, we will be able to mitigate poaching activity and protect wildlife.
Our next chosen project location is nestled within thick indigenous forests teeming with wildlife. Sadly, it is also under constant fire from cattle rustlers and tension from various political and ethnic factions. A stronger and more consistent presence of game rangers in any area has shown tangible results in the aversion and effective reduction in poaching activities. By implementing anti-poaching units in remote forests in the region that operate in tandem with government wildlife protection agencies and community rangers, we will be able to mitigate poaching activity and protect the critical populations of wildlife here. With this first stepping stone in place, wildlife in this area will have renewed hope for rejuvenation from the rampant and unprecedented levels of bushmeat and trophy poaching, as well as environmental degradation.
We have successfully launched our pilot project to empower women members of ranger families by providing them with a secondary source of direct income through the establishment of a jewellery line.
All our pieces are hand-crafted using locally sourced materials.