Protect the Protectors - Frontline Rangers
Wildlife Rangers in Southeast Asia are getting injured, some dying, while confronting well-armed poaching gangs and natural viruses during their daily patrols to protect tigers, elephants, and other critically endangered species. These rangers, aged 18-60, come from local villages, which appreciate the protection that the rangers afford them too from the gangs. They work long days and nights, earning only $100-$250/month. They have no life insurance, too often leaving widows and unfed children.
Freeland is providing professional "Ranger Protection Packs", which includes: professional on-the-job training, water filters, and health and life insurance. Our team also joins the rangers on patrol to help set camera traps to capture beautiful photos and video of the animals they are safeguarding. Each Ranger Protection Pack costs $1,000. Each ranger is assigned to several square kilometers of jungle, protecting on average 1 tiger and 1 elephant, and all the other species that fall under these umbrella species.