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FOR
RANGERS

Combatting the African poaching crisis, one step at a time.

Founded in 2015, ForRangers was a concept developed by Sam Taylor and Peter Newland, with a view to undertaking extreme endurance events to raise funds and awareness for Africa’s rangers - everyday heroes who put their lives on the line so that our wildlife can continue to exist.

Since our inception...

Over

1,000

Rangers have lost their lives since 2003, protecting what is left of Africa's wildlife heritage.

Many more have been injured in the line of duty.

We've raised over

US $2.5m

since we began in 2015

and

US $560,000

extra in donations
of kit and equipment

We've assisted in

30

operations throughout

14

14 African countries

We've provided

1,200

life insurance policies

and over

US $200,000

worth of training to rangers across Africa

Over

US $2m

crucial kit and equipment provided to

2,500

rangers across Africa, including clothing, sleepings bags, boots and GPS equipment

We've provided accommodation for over

200

rangers in Laikipia, Kenya

We've completed more than

20

adventures around the world, while raising funds and awareness for ForRangers

Every cent goes directly to these men and women, providing them with good quality kit and equipment, improved welfare and better working conditions so that they might better protect the wildlife that cannot protect itself. "

Our Story

In partnership with Save the Rhino International, ForRangers are a dedicated group of individuals who are raising money for the welfare of rangers who risk their lives daily to protect Africa’s endangered species.

Primarily, we raise funds for rangers by taking part in incredible endurance events across the world.

Rangers

Wildlife rangers are on the frontline of conservation. Yet, despite the importance of their work, and the dangerous situations they deal with,  rangers often don't have the appropriate kit, training or support.

 

In the past decade, it's estimated that more than 1,000 rangers have been killed in the line of duty.

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For Rangers Ultra

A wild footrace in the home of long-distance running.

Travel through multiple conservancies teaming with wildlife and support the brave rangers who protect them. A 230km race split into five stages crossing five wildlife conservancies, each of which has its own characteristic terrain from verdant grasslands to forest; the playground of East Africa’s iconic wildlife.

The next adventure...

ForRangers Gaucho Derby 2022

In 2022, the co-founder of ForRangers Sam Taylor, along with three others, will head to Patagonia to race in the Gaucho Derby, also known as The greatest test of horsemanship on earth.

The Gaucho Derby is a 10 day, 500km multi-horse adventure race, but not in the same way as the Mongol Derby. The race is broken down into 40km or less vetting legs. The high mountains are a test of skill, not flat out speed, so the horses won’t run out of steam. The flatter pampas sections will see the riders turning up the MPH to eat up the miles. For these sections, they will be swapping to fresh horses more regularly.

One mistake navigating could cost them the race with wilderness skills making all the difference as they camp out most nights. Racing hours are from 8am to 6pm, any penalties will be sat out in real time, and the winner will be the rider who crosses the line first.

 

The team hope to raise $120,000 to support life and health insurance, emergency rations and welfare support to over 2000 rangers across Africa. The effects of the Covid-19 pandemic continues to be felt. Rangers have seen jobs lost, resources slashed, and livelihoods destroyed. All the while, they remain steadfast in protecting what is left of our wilderness. They need our help. Please support them.

 

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/forrangersgauchoderby

 

or if you’d like to support through a 501 C.3 :

 

https://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/sam-taylor-6/ForRangersgauchoderby

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Alternatively, you can call us on +254 712 244 924

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