Cycling For Rangers
Protecting Africa's wildlife has become one of the most dangerous livelihoods on the planet. Two rangers die a week worldwide (International Rangers Federation).
We partnered with 'For Rangers', an organisation dedicated to supporting and improving ranger welfare across Africa. They specialise in making small donations in the most critical areas.
The trade in illegal wildlife products is estimated to be worth over $17 billion a year.
Rhino horn now rivals gold for value, at between $65,000 -$75,000 a kilo, and ivory weighs in at an astonishing $1200 per kilo.
The epidemic levels of rhino poaching in Africa has been well documented, with over 1000 rhino killed each year. The situation is even more dire for elephant, with some estimates suggesting that 100 elephant a day are being killed across Africa.
At this rate of loss, it is estimated that by 2026 there will be no rhino left in the wild. The decimation of elephants is continent wide and we are also facing extinction of this species within a generation.
On a human scale, over 1,000 rangers have been killed in the line of duty since 2003; roughly 2 rangers a week worldwide.