ON THE GROUND
Our team of 102 rangers do daily foot and car patrols to find injured elephants and other wildlife, shut down and report illegal charcoal production and cattle ranching, locate and dislodge snares and find other signs of poaching activities. We have a fleet of 4 ranger cars that need constant maintenance.
Rangers rotate camp shifts where they spend 26 consecutive days deep in the bush. We have eight camps that cover the 500,000 acres that we look after. Each base station houses 8-12 rangers (some are co-ed) with one senior ranger leading the group's daily patrols that start at 7am and end at 4:30pm. The junior rangers all rotate preparing the meals and cleaning the camp. All the data recorded by each team is handed to our biodiversity team who track trends and report results.