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Ranger Protect

Ranger Protect

Funds Raised:
R 101 129
Fundraising Target:
R 1 000 000
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Project Overview:

Our aim is to raise financial support to ensure the wellbeing of Africa’s rangers and their families through the provision of adequate insurance cover in the event of injury or death. Rangers play a crucial role in ensuring healthy ecosystems that provide tangible and intangible benefits to all of society. We endeavor to make the rangers of Africa safer and provide them with the necessary protection they need to comfortably and confidently perform their duties in the field.

What is the need?

Rangers across the world are subject to an increasing risk of life-threatening encounters. They operate in extreme environments, and in their efforts to protect our natural heritage, face the risks associated with dangerous wild animals, sickness, community backlash, and the increasing threat of armed poachers and militia groups. Over 1000 rangers have lost their lives in the line of duty in the past 10 years.

A WWF study, focusing on rangers employed by governments across the world, found that Africa’s rangers were the worst off when it came to insurance support received. 40% of those surveyed were not covered by health insurance, 50% had no life insurance and 60% had no long-term disability insurance.

For rangers to confidently perform their duties in the field, they need adequate insurance protection, knowing that if they are wounded in the line of duty that they will receive adequate support.

What can be done?

GRAA has partnered with SATIB Insurance Brokers to create a unique product called RangerProtect for rangers across Africa. RangerProtect offers 24/7 accidental death, disability and medical evacuation cover, even when rangers are off duty. It can serve as a primary or additional source of cover to rangers.

Ranger Protect is currently available for rangers in South Africa, Namibia, Zambia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Mozambique, Angola, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda with further territories being explored.

With RangerProtect we hope to restore rangers’ confidence and morale, providing them with the necessary protection to ensure they and their families are looked after, should something happen to them whilst performing their work. Your support is needed to ensure this product is rolled out across as many of the estimated 40 000 plus rangers working in Africa.

To benefit conservation efforts, do the right thing and act now to support rangers.

For further information on RangerProtect, please contact us at [email protected] or go to www.rangerprotect.com

The cost of each Ranger is as follows:

  1. #RangerProtect Premium – ZAR 336
  2. GRAA Field Ranger Membership – ZAR 95

TOTAL Cost per year: R431.00

Donations

  • Aug 29, 2022 - R 200.00
  • "Thanks for the selfless work.." - K. Ribbink

  • Jul 30, 2022 - R 200.00
  • "Thanks for the selfless work.." - K. Ribbink

  • Jun 28, 2022 - R 200.00
  • "Thanks for the selfless work.." - K. Ribbink

  • May 29, 2022 - R 200.00
  • "Thanks for the selfless work.." - K. Ribbink

  • Apr 28, 2022 - R 200.00
  • "Thanks for the selfless work.." - K. Ribbink

  • Mar 30, 2022 - R 200.00
  • "Thanks for the selfless work.." - K. Ribbink

  • Feb 25, 2022 - R 200.00
  • "Thanks for the selfless work.." - K. Ribbink

  • Jan 29, 2022 - R 200.00
  • "Thanks for the selfless work.." - K. Ribbink

  • Dec 29, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Thanks for the selfless work.." - K. Ribbink

  • Nov 29, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Thanks for the selfless work.." - K. Ribbink

  • Sep 28, 2021 - R 106.00
  • "Fighting poachers should be the job of the military, but as our rangers have to risk their lives, I will support them." - Nick

  • Sep 28, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Thanks for the selfless work.." - K. Ribbink

  • Aug 29, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Thanks for the selfless work.." - K. Ribbink

  • Aug 29, 2021 - R 106.00
  • "Fighting poachers should be the job of the military, but as our rangers have to risk their lives, I will support them." - Nick

  • Jul 30, 2021 - R 100.00 Fees covered
  • "Fighting poachers should be the job of the military, but as our rangers have to risk their lives, I will support them." - Nick

  • Jul 30, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Thanks for the selfless work.." - K. Ribbink

  • Jun 29, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Thanks for the selfless work.." - K. Ribbink

  • May 30, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Thanks for the selfless work.." - K. Ribbink

  • Apr 29, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Thanks for the selfless work.." - K. Ribbink

  • Mar 30, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Thanks for the selfless work.." - K. Ribbink

  • Feb 26, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Thanks for the selfless work.." - K. Ribbink

  • Jan 27, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Thanks for the selfless work.." - K. Ribbink

  • Dec 28, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Thanks for the selfless work.." - K. Ribbink

  • Nov 30, 2020 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "These guys selflessly protect wildlife for our enjoyment and future generations" - Kobus van Niekerk

  • Nov 27, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Thanks for the selfless work.." - K. Ribbink

  • Oct 28, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Thanks for the selfless work.." - K. Ribbink

  • Sep 28, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Thanks for the selfless work.." - K. Ribbink

  • Sep 28, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Thanks for the selfless work.." - K. Ribbink

  • Sep 22, 2020 - USD $ 59.71
  • "Thank you for your courage on the front line protecting beautiful wild animals from the greed of other humans" - Deborah Smith

  • Sep 10, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Thanks for the selfless work.." - K. Ribbink

  • Aug 27, 2020 - R 1 000.00 Fees covered
  • "Thank you to all those brave souls who help protect our planet. God bless you all" - Lucinda

  • Aug 18, 2020 - R 1 000.00 Fees covered
  • "You are the true soles of the Earth" - Hambo Dato Business Consultants

  • Aug 06, 2020 - R 3 000.00 Fees covered
  • "Rangers - Thank you for everything you do!" - Anonymous

  • Jul 31, 2020 - R 1 000.00 Fees covered
  • "Strength and protection to you all " - Sean williams

  • Jul 31, 2020 - R 1 000.00 Fees covered
  • "Thank you for keeping our wild spaces protected." - Janelle

  • Jul 31, 2020 - R 1 000.00 Fees covered
  • "Thank you for being so selfless and protecting the future, for generations to come." - GailGiordani

  • Jul 22, 2020 - USD $ 31.54 Fees covered
  • "To all African Rangers - thank you for the amazing work you all do." - Julia

  • Jul 17, 2020 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "What a wonderful cause! " - Bianca

  • Jul 17, 2020 - USD $ 36.86 Fees covered
  • "You are appreciated. Keep it going." - Neil McDonald

  • Jul 16, 2020 - USD $ 63.86 Fees covered
  • "Keep up the great work!" - LEAD Ranger

  • Jul 16, 2020 - R 3 000.00 Fees covered
  • "Salute and thank you for conserving our precious wildlife!" - Ivan

  • Jul 15, 2020 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "For my son, the hero." - Denise Mortlock

  • Jul 07, 2020 - USD $ 49.59 Fees covered
  • "The least we can do is make sure you have medical coverage. " - Jill F

  • Jul 04, 2020 - USD $ 52.75 Fees covered
  • "Thank you for doing such hard work, these men and women are real heroes! " - Elsie

  • Jun 23, 2020 - USD $ 30.32 Fees covered
  • "Protect a Ranger!" - Dave K

  • May 30, 2020 - USD $ 30.25 Fees covered
  • "My wife and I were too late in entering the run so have donated here. Amazing work being done here. Thank you and keep up your fantastic work!" - Justin Acker

  • May 25, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Well done GRAA, this support is critical! " - Clive Poultney

  • May 22, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "Great work guys, critically important work that you do! Thanks!" - Zandspruit Estates

  • May 15, 2020 - USD $ 105.50 Fees covered
  • "Thanks for all you do." - Jillian Farkas

  • May 12, 2020 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "Thank you " - David & Deidre Simpson

  • May 03, 2020 - R 450.00 Fees covered
  • "From the #BushChallenge " - Nicola Gerrard

  • Apr 29, 2020 - R 375.00
  • "Great initiative! " - Dewald Cillie

  • Apr 23, 2020 - R 1 000.00 Fees covered
  • "Thank you rangers for your tireless work" - Viki Runge Fischer

  • Apr 21, 2020 - USD $ 56.31 Fees covered
  • "Happy to give some support to this vital project, giving the brave men and women who risk their lives protecting Africa’s wildlife!" - Linda Kremer

  • Apr 15, 2020 - R 5 000.00
  • "Always a worthwhile cause but especially in these times. Thank you Rangers!" - Africa's Legends

  • Apr 14, 2020 - USD $ 58.38 Fees covered
  • "Thank you rangers for the work you do. You're amazing!" - Heather

  • Mar 30, 2020 - R 375.00
  • "Great initiative! " - Dewald Cillie

  • Mar 25, 2020 - R 375.00 Fees covered
  • "Keep up the good work guys, keep yourselves safe first and then our animals" - Kobus

  • Mar 20, 2020 - USD $ 31.65 Fees covered
  • "Hope it gives some peace of mind." - Dylan

  • Mar 13, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Making future generations proud." - Venture2Africa

  • Mar 12, 2020 - R 1 350.00 Fees covered
  • "Keep up the great work" - Gill

  • Feb 28, 2020 - R 375.00
  • "Great initiative! " - Dewald Cillie

  • Feb 13, 2020 - R 1 000.00 Fees covered
  • "In support of RPC 2019 - Andre du Toit" - Louise McCann

  • Feb 05, 2020 - R 2 000.00
  • "In support of Rhino Peak Challenge 2019" - Johan Martin (Legally Armed)

  • Feb 03, 2020 - R 412.00 Fees covered
  • "On behalf of SATIB Staff for Andre du Toit's Birthday!!! Challenge all others on your birthday to donate premium for one ranger or more." - SATIB Staff

  • Jan 31, 2020 - R 375.00
  • "Great initiative! " - Dewald Cillie

  • Dec 03, 2019 - R 375.00
  • "Great initiative! " - Dewald Cillie

  • Nov 28, 2019 - R 1 100.00 Fees covered
  • "God bless the Rangers, from a Celtic fan!!" - George

  • Nov 21, 2019 - R 1 000.00 Fees covered
  • "Keep up the good work and stay safe" - Viki Runge Fischer

  • Nov 14, 2019 - R 362.00 Fees covered
  • "Rangers do amazing work! Thank you. " - Casey Pratt

  • Oct 31, 2019 - R 375.00
  • "Great initiative! " - Dewald Cillie

  • Oct 12, 2019 - R 1 500.00 Fees covered
  • "HAPPY BIRTHDAY. Keep enjoying the bush." - Greg Payne

  • Oct 03, 2019 - USD $ 23.79
  • "Great effort" - Simon Sawyer

  • Oct 02, 2019 - R 365.00 Fees covered
  • "Big up Andre...using your talents for good. " - Gina

  • Sep 30, 2019 - R 3 620.00 Fees covered
  • "ONE RANGER FOR TEN YEARS" - MALCOLM CUMMING - MOKAIKAI PRIVATE NATURE RESERVE

  • Sep 30, 2019 - R 375.00
  • "Great initiative! " - Dewald Cillie

  • Sep 17, 2019 - USD $ 53.30 Fees covered
  • "Thank you for all that you do" - The Falzon-Paetow Family

  • Sep 16, 2019 - USD $ 105.77 Fees covered
  • "Please stay safe and thank you for all you do." - Anonymous

  • Sep 15, 2019 - R 250.00
  • "Go Onds " - Clarentino

  • Sep 14, 2019 - R 362.00
  • "Andrew Wood Properties is proud to support Andre Du Toit and Ranger Protect" - Andrew Wood Properties

  • Sep 13, 2019 - USD $ 30.00
  • "Go get ‘em Ond! " - Melissa T

  • Sep 13, 2019 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "Bombs away Voda.....such great work always " - Andre Du Toit

  • Sep 13, 2019 - USD $ 108.07 Fees covered
  • "Good Luck Andre, thanks for making this happen and enjoy the adventure!" - Niall Cowan

  • Sep 13, 2019 - USD $ 366.01 Fees covered
  • "Keep our Rangers safe! " - Andre du Toit

  • Sep 13, 2019 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "Well done Andre, great cause" - Wade

  • Sep 13, 2019 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "Andre du Toit" - Gazza

  • Sep 13, 2019 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "Great cause Andre! Happy to pledge. Gazza" - Andre du Toit

  • Sep 13, 2019 - R 362.00 Fees covered
  • "Great initiative " - Colin

  • Sep 13, 2019 - USD $ 104.46 Fees covered
  • "Thank you for caring for these animals!" - Josh and Kate Wyss

  • Sep 13, 2019 - USD $ 52.58 Fees covered
  • "Happy to help save the animals of Africa!" - Chris Colladay

  • Sep 13, 2019 - USD $ 72.05 Fees covered
  • " Keep up the great work!" - Anonymous

  • Sep 13, 2019 - USD $ 68.49
  • "Thanks for all you do" - Cris Genovese and Alex Prescott

  • Sep 10, 2019 - R 365.00 Fees covered
  • "Great initiative! " - Dewald Cillie

  • Sep 09, 2019 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "Keep up the good work in protecting our wilderness areas" - Sonja

  • Sep 06, 2019 - USD $ 70.78 Fees covered
  • "Thank you for all you do!" - Dr. Amy Lewis

  • Sep 06, 2019 - USD $ 106.17 Fees covered
  • "Thank you for all you are doing for these brave folks. xxx" - Paul & Camilla Burraston

  • Sep 06, 2019 - R 365.00 Fees covered
  • "Great cause! Thank you to all the rangers out there. " - Danielle du Toit

  • Sep 06, 2019 - USD $ 70.78 Fees covered
  • "Thanks for all you do guys and thanks top Andre du Toit for campaigning for your cause" - Pete van Heerden

  • Aug 25, 2019 - R 1 086.00 Fees covered
  • "Protecting those who protect our planet now and for the future!" - Cherry Muslim

  • Aug 24, 2019 - R 362.00 Fees covered
  • "My investment into our future. A chance for us to protect the protectors of our precious wildlife." - Cecily Melia

  • Aug 13, 2019 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "Thank you for all that you do for our animals!" - Wendy Lombard

  • Aug 09, 2019 - USD $ 70.00 Fees covered
  • "." - aditya srinath

  • Aug 05, 2019 - R 1 810.00 Fees covered
  • "Peace of mind for 5 rangers for a year. Thanks to our supporters who made this donation possible. We work with rangers and Ky on a daily basis and know how much this means to them! Thank you!!" - Green Trax

  • Aug 04, 2019 - R 724.00 Fees covered
  • "Inspiring individuals- hopefully this helps" - Heather

  • Aug 02, 2019 - USD $ 72.41 Fees covered
  • "Thank you one thousand times " - Sarah C

  • Aug 02, 2019 - USD $ 26.22 Fees covered
  • "THANK YOU for your incredible work!" - Grey Travel

  • Aug 02, 2019 - R 362.00 Fees covered
  • "Thank you for protecting those who cannot speak for themselves" - Azanne

  • Aug 02, 2019 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "Hopefully this donation will help make somebodies life easier . Our thoughts and prayers are with those in need ." - FLASH PRECAST PTY LTD

  • Aug 02, 2019 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "brilliant initiative--" - karin

  • Aug 01, 2019 - USD $ 26.89 Fees covered
  • "It is every Earthling's job to protect our natural habitats and fellow sentient beings...I wish I could be on the frontlines with you." - Ana Cristina Nery

  • Aug 01, 2019 - USD $ 307.18
  • "Thank you for your commitment. " - Cherri Briggs, Explore, Inc.

  • Aug 01, 2019 - USD $ 118.47 Fees covered
  • "Keep fighting the good fight." - Petal

  • Aug 01, 2019 - USD $ 30.00
  • "Keep safe!" - Anonymous

  • Aug 01, 2019 - R 724.00 Fees covered
  • "May the insurance never be needed" - Venture To Africa

  • Aug 01, 2019 - R 362.00 Fees covered
  • "Keep up the good work guys & girls" - Kobus

  • Aug 01, 2019 - USD $ 37.15 Fees covered
  • "thanks to all the rangers for their precious work" - Paola Baronio

  • Aug 01, 2019 - USD $ 27.35 Fees covered
  • "Bless you all" - Lori D-J

  • Jul 31, 2019 - USD $ 20.16 Fees covered
  • "Amazing job. Rangers and their families deserve to be protected, for what they risk everyday." - African Star Tours

  • Jul 31, 2019 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "These guys need this." - Myles Brewer

  • Jul 31, 2019 - R 1 000.00 Fees covered
  • "Keep up the amazing work gentlemen and gentle ladies and we are all behind you and thank you from the bottom our hearts for your incredibly dangerous work????????" - Sean williams

  • Jul 31, 2019 - USD $ 29.65 Fees covered
  • "“Ultimately conservation is about people. If you don’t have sustainable development around these (wildlife) parks, the people will have no interest in them & the parks will not survive” Nelson Mandela" - Melanie van Zyl

  • Jul 31, 2019 - USD $ 27.00 Fees covered
  • "Keep The Faith!" - Nolan

  • Jul 31, 2019 - USD $ 37.05 Fees covered
  • "Respect!" - Marcel Brekelmans

  • Jul 31, 2019 - R 375.00 Fees covered
  • "Support rangers. They support our ecosystems, wildlife and wild places. " - Andrew Campbell

  • Jul 31, 2019 - R 1 086.00 Fees covered
  • "Keep up the good work. Thank you." - Gill H

  • Jul 31, 2019 - R 362.00 Fees covered
  • "Support a ranger today if you want to see wilderness areas protected." - Andre du Toit

  • Jul 31, 2019 - R 362.00 Fees covered
  • "To the ranger who gets this cover - Thank you for everything you do to protect our wildlife." - Janelle Barnard

  • Jul 31, 2019 - USD $ 88.93 Fees covered
  • "The world needs Rangers!! ????????????" - Linda Kremer

  • Jul 30, 2019 - R 362.00 Fees covered
  • "I'm working on my roar." - Beh de Bruin

  • Jul 29, 2019 - USD $ 36.79 Fees covered
  • "Thank you" - Anonymous

  • Jul 19, 2019 - USD $ 41.64 Fees covered
  • "Be safe" - Mark Leary

  • Jul 17, 2019 - USD $ 39.48 Fees covered
  • "Respect" - Peter Sweet

  • Jul 16, 2019 - R 362.00 Fees covered
  • "Just a little mental comfort for those who protect our wilderness areas." - Dave H

  • Jun 24, 2019 - R 10.00 Fees covered
  • "Love Africa Marketing Test Payment" - Cassandra

  • Apr 24, 2019 - R 365.00 Fees covered
  • ""To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded." - Ralph Waldo Emerson" - Tyne vd Merwe

  • Apr 08, 2019 - R 365.00 Fees covered
  • "its time to start protecting the protectors of our wildlife!" - Brandon Ford

  • Apr 04, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "Protect those that protect our Heritage" - Kevin Watson

  • Apr 04, 2019 - R 365.01 Fees covered
  • "Project Rhino and African Conservation Trust challenge all in our sector to support the supporters of our heritage and our lifeblood" - Francois du Toit

  • Apr 04, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "lets protect those, that protect those, that cant protect themselves" - Carla Gillham

  • Apr 04, 2019 - R 355.00 Fees covered
  • "Great cause. I challenge the travel and tourism community to sponsor minimum of 1 ranger each." - Andre du Toit

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Fundraising target

R 1 000 000.00

Donations to date

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Game Rangers Association of Africa

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The GRAA is a NPO that supports rangers across Africa. Rangers work at the coalface of conservation, risking their lives to protect our natural heritage. These brave men and women work in very dangerous environments, with the threat of the ruthless poacher always present. We provide support, networks and representation for rangers across the continent. Just some of the areas we aim support them include upskilling them with specialised training; providing uniforms and equipment to better endure the many harsh hours in the African bush; and we also offer ranger insurance - a huge game changer - giving these rangers peace of mind that they and their loved ones will be looked after, should something happen to them.