With estimated numbers from The National Geographic Society’s Big Cats Initiative indicating that just 20,000 lions, 50,000 leopards and 7,000 cheetahs remain in the wilds of Africa today – we feel a sense of urgency to do all we can to contribute towards the conservation and preservation of the wild species and the wilderness areas upon which they depend. With tourism decimated due to Covid-19, the revenue that would usually support the protection and critical funding for conservation of these wild animals has dried up.
Project Rangers – a new program launched by Great Plains Conservation of which ROAR AFRICA is proud to be the first industry partner; offers a short and medium term solution to keeping front line conservation on the go. It works to fill a critical gap in the wildlife monitoring, surveying and anti-poaching operations by supplementing salaries, aiding training, and facilitating the operations of wildlife monitors, rangers and anti-poaching personnel. To date, Project Ranger has funded 120 rangers in wildlife areas across South Africa, Uganda, Botswana and Tanzania with more to come in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Kenya. With a myriad of ways in which you can help us in this fight, be it sponsoring a ranger or identifying a species you’d like to save, go to https://greatplainsfoundation.com/project-ranger/ for more information.