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...
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
since we began in 2015
extra in donations
of kit and equipment
We've assisted in
14 African countries
life insurance policies
worth of training to rangers across Africa
crucial kit and equipment provided to
rangers across Africa, including clothing, sleepings bags, boots and GPS equipment
We've provided accommodation for over
rangers in Laikipia, Kenya
We've completed more than
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. "
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.
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.
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.
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