Adopt A Ranger

Adopt A Ranger
February 13, 2017 admin

Become a Wildlife Guardian,

Adopt a Ranger! 


Thinking about contributing to a greater cause but don’t know where to start?

Do you love wildlife and want to help them thrive in their wild environments?

If so, you should consider adopting an anti-poaching ranger!


First off, what is an anti-poaching ranger?

An anti-poaching ranger is a trained personnel hired to defend wildlife in their most vulnerable state out in their natural habitats.

anti poaching unit rhino protection

Why are they necessary?

Unfortunately, many animals are at risk in their natural habitats as they can be poached for elements such as their horns, tusks or skin, which can then be bartered at a high value on the black market. Specifically, rhino horn and elephant ivory are high in demand as they are used as a status symbol or for traditional medicine.

How do anti-poaching units help?

Anti-poaching teams are specially trained in tactical defense to locate poachers and stop them in their tracks (literally!). Anti-poaching rangers work on the frontlines to protect endangered species, such as rhino, giraffe, and elephant. They also protect a variety of lesser known threatened species who live within the same habitats. If anti-poaching units can begin to work in more remote areas where species preservation is needed the most, we can ensure that wildlife will be protected for future generations to come.

What can we do?

Its simple! Global Conservation Force will soon be launching our new adopt a ranger program, which will give you personalized profiles on rangers and teams who are in need of support in order to continue to fight on the front lines to end extinction. Sponsorships will go towards a variety of goods such as anti-poaching gear, canine unit sponsors, and training courses to help better prepare the rangers for their missions. In addition to being able to personally sponsor a ranger, updates will be provided to keep you informed on how the rangers are progressing within their teams and how your contributions have made a difference!


Now that you’ve been given the overview, how do you feel about making a difference? Do you want to create a direct global impact? Are you looking to take action to help protect wildlife?

Ranger Profiles



Tactical Response Anti-Poaching Rangers

Daily Tasks: Foot patrol, intelligence gathering, crime scene investigation, tactical team response, planning missions for dozens of teams each day

     Gear Needed:

  • Boots with high quality insoles
  • Good quality phone
  • Digital camera
  • Digital radios for entire team for the better security of the rhino
  • Emergency fuel budget
  • Replacement tires for vehicles
  • Bullet proof vest
  • High quality boots
  • Headlamp
  • Weapon slings
  • Hand cuffs
  • Traffic cones
  • Reflective vests
  • Red dot sites
  • Lightweight camping gear
  • Handheld GPS
  • GPS location devices

Sponsor a Tactical Anti Poaching Ranger




 Anti-Poaching Unit Sergeants & Corporals

Daily Tasks: Foot patrol, intelligence gathering, crime scene investigation and tactical team response

     Gear Needed:

  • Boots with high quality insoles
  • Good quality socks
  • Jacket
  • Gillie suit
  • Tactical backpack with hydration bladder
  • Lightweight camping gear
  • Ammunition for training exercises
  • Taser
  • Mace spray
  • Zip tie hand-cuffs
  • Custom anti-poaching patrol vest

Sponsor a Ranking Ranger

Anti poaching scouts

Anti-Poaching Scouts

Daily Tasks: Foot patrol, perimeter checks, access point control & monitoring, animal census gathering, general intelligence gathering and reporting, crime scene investigation, tactical team response, overall general reserve security. 

     Gear Needed:

  • Boots with high quality insole
  • Flashlight/Headlamp
  • Lightweight cooking gear
  • Lightweight camp gear
  • Jacket
  • Quality socks
  • Sponsor food for his entire patrol (16 Days)
  • New patrol gear
  • Retraining for poacher capture techniques, air to ground operations, tracking and weapons handling

Sponsor an Anti Poaching Ranger Scout




Anti Poaching Dogs

K9 Poacher Tracking Unit

Daily Tasks: Responsible for the training and handling of anti-poaching unit dogs to assist with successfully tracking and apprehension of poachers 

    Gear Needed:

  • Lightweight tactical gear
  • High quality boots
  • Various leashes for the dogs
  • Monthly vet bill coverage for the dogs (flea/ticks, minor injuries, supplements)
  • Collapsible water bowls
  • Single point slings for their weapons
  • Working harness for the dogs
  • Handheld GPS for tracking, Geo tagging
  • Bite suit, arm piece for continued training

Sponsor an Anti Poaching Ranger K9 kit





Anti-Poaching Crime Scene Investigation & Intelligence Analyst

Daily Tasks: Categorizes information, data and evidence to be properly used against poachers in court cases, first responder on a rhino crime scene

     Gear Needed:

  • Metal detector
  • Tablet and Laptop for field
  • High quality knifes
  • Hand held GPS
  • Smart phone
  • Evidence collection kits
  • Digital camera
  • Budget for intelligence gathering and informant
  • Caution tape
  • Gloves for evidence collection
  • Full body personal protective gear (rubber boots, smocks/ protective clothing, mask with respirator)

Sponsor an Anti Poaching CSI package

Additional Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsor A Dog Handler’s Accreditation

Anti-poaching k9 training

Cost: $900

Sponsorship Package:

With this accreditation the ranger has a skill added to his/her resume as well as more job security. Once they are accredited they can work with any form of working dog within any national park, private reserve, port of entry and/or tactical response team. It has proven to be an invaluable asset along with the dogs used to save wildlife.

Sponsor an Anti-Poaching Ranger a K9 Cert.

Sponsor a K9 for an Anti-Poaching Unit 


Cost: $10,000

Sponsorship Package:

Fully trained Belgian Malinois & Blood Hounds cross bred for hot arid conditions & long distance poacher tracking. Sponsored hands on training for 2-4 dog handlers for 2 months in country. The dogs roles are to assist in tracking, capture and searching for illegal wildlife products at vehicle and reserve checkpoints.

Sponsor a K9

Sponsor a Tactical Drone for an Anti-Poaching Unit


Cost: $5,000

Sponsorship Package:

These lightweight, durable eyes-in-the-sky offer protection, detection and safety for the ground operators. The drones are used for everything from herding animals away from danger, finding poachers, recording illegal activities within the reserves and search and rescue missions for injured rangers or animals. They require electricity to charge and have minimal upkeep in comparison to a helicopter, its pilot and a fuel budget. In the zones we have drones operating we have noticed a decline in poaching activities and a rise in the efficiency of the ground teams. They have live time HD visual of activities just ahead of them to 5 miles away.

Drone kit includes: Drone, extra batteries, extra propellers, controller, wireless signal enhancer, hard case for safe transport, HD screen for first person viewing, HD cam for live time flight, Flir vue pro (thermal/night vision camera), camera gimbal.

Sponsor a Drone Kit


Gear Price List

  • Tactical patrol back pack – $50
  • Bear mace – $22 (good for long range defensive spraying for dangerous animals or poachers)
  • Patrol boots – $ 120
  • Boot insole – $12
  • Wool boot socks – $ 10
  • Lightweight gas stove – $ 30
  • Lightweight sleeping pad – $ 30
  • LED flashlight (lightweight and small 300 lumen) – $ 10
  • Hydration bladder (platypus) – $ 24
  • Lightweight patrol Binoculars – $ 20
  • Tactical advantage drone – $2200 (full set up with extra batteries)
  • Two way radio set of 20 (ranger team) BaoFeng – $250
  • Anti-poaching ranger training for an African citizen – $1200
  • Two door Toyota truck for patrol – $ 17,000
  • Toyota truck monthly operating costs – $300
  • New off-road tires for patrol truck- $ 500
  • Veterinary rehabilitation costs for injured or orphaned animals – $1000