The 500,000 acres of land that make up the Wildlife Works project area are patrolled by our 100 plus Wildlife Works Rangers. They are all locally hired and trained by our team. They must pass fitness tests to be hired and continue their physical and medical training on the job. Most rangers are stationed in 8-person bunker posts deep in the bush with no electricity, with wildlife surrounding them. After years of service, these rangers get to know the landscape and wildlife intimately. They can spot a sliver of a lion's mane over a rock in the far distance and hear the low, deep grumble of an elephant hiding in thick bush at night. Meet some of our rangers here.
In March of 2011, Wildlife Works welcomed our first-ever female rangers to the team of rangers. They have been invaluable team members.
We believe in unarmed security, read this message from our founder on why. When there is an armed poaching threat, we partner with armed rangers from the Kenya Wildlife Service to apprehend the poachers and we have access to KWS wildlife vets to treat injured animals. We are also very grateful to the Sheldrick Wildlife Foundation who pick up and look after any orphaned baby elephants we rescue.