Between 2008 and 2018, more than 7,899 rhinos were poached in South Africa alone.
In that same decade, more than 1,000 rangers were killed worldwide in the line of duty.
Being home to more than 80% of the world’s estimated 29,500 remaining rhinos, South Africa has now become a global poaching hotspot, putting added pressure on the country’s anti-poaching rangers.
Filmed and edited by Marlina Moreno of Project:Conservation, Making a Ranger follows Global Conservation Force instructors as they put a group of South African rangers through a monthlong anti-poaching boot camp in an effort to prepare them for life on the frontlines of the country’s poaching crisis.
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Filmed at Kariega Game Reserve in South Africa’s Eastern Cape.
Making a Ranger is a Project:Conservation film created in collaboration with Global Conservation Force (GCF).
The ranger bootcamp was made possible by GCF in partnership with Kariega Foundation and Kilo9 Kennels.