Building a Team

The backbone of the Foundation's anti-poaching program are the wildlife conservation Rangers. Ten Rangers have been hired, trained and equipped (with one 4WD vehicle), and an office/barracks facility has been constructed with existing resources (from the $5.00 per diem conservation levy of Safari Lodge guests). The current annual operating budget is $20,000.

Ranger duties/responsibilities include:

  • Locating and apprehending poachers.

  • Recovering injured and orphaned wildlife.

  • Locating and removing snares and traps.

  • Deterring poachers with their presence.

  • Coordinating field operations with other Zambian enforcement authorities.

  • Eliciting intelligence information from the local communities.

2017/2018 Ranger Program expansion budget:

  • Add four additional Rangers and one office secretary - $23,220.

  • Purchase one additional 4WD vehicle - $45,000.

  • Purchase two off-road motorcycles-$10,000.

  • Purchase one boat, critical to rainy season operations - $3,000.

  • Total Annual 2017/2018 Budget Need - $81,220.