Help Thai Rangers Protect our Wildlife

Help Thai Rangers Protect our Wildlife

Here’s the problem

Did you know that 40 rangers have been killed in Thailand since 2009, while trying to protect our forests from poachers? Yet these poorly paid and unsung heroes are subject to scarce resources at every turn. Many are given just one uniform throughout their careers, while boots, sleeping bags, first aid equipment and other essential items are also hard to come by.

Here’s what we’re doing about it

Starting with one team of rangers at a time, Freeland wants to improve the quality of life of a team of seven rangers protecting Thai National Parks by raising USD $ 8,190 to fund uniforms, boots, backpacks, sleeping bags, GPS units, water filters, walkie-talkies, waterproof cameras and First Aid kits. We have the connections and can lead the project; we just need your help.

Who we are

Freeland is a frontline non-profit organization working to free the world of wildlife trafficking and human slavery. Along with the protection of endangered wild animal populations, investigation support, legal work, awareness campaigns and training, we also work with rangers on a daily basis, helping them to do their jobs better with intensive courses that enhance their skills and help keep them safe.

Learn more about Freeland’s work with the Thai Rangers.

Why you should join us

Freeland has a direct connection with the rangers we want to help – ensuring your donation will actually get to the rangers. You can be confident that your support will reach the rangers by joining Freeland’s efforts to equip the heroes of our forests. With donations that start from as little as $24.29 for a pair of boots, you can help make a hero’s life more comfortable and safer today!

Learn how one Thai Ranger became a Champion for Wildlife Conversation.

Help provide the vital supplies Rangers need to protect our wildlife!

Total per ranger $1,170 For 7 ranger team $8,190

  • Basic Ranger Equipment: USD 250 per ranger. Uniform, Boots, Back pack , Sleeping bag, Hammock with built-in mosquito net, Nylon fly sheets, Leech socks, Cooking pots, Scarf, Socks, T-shirt, Hat, Belt, Gloves, Field Vest, CamelBak water backpack, Head torch, and Poncho.
  • Water filter with spare canister: USD 220 per ranger. In the city, we take clean drinking water for granted; out in the forest, access to clean water is essential.
  • GPS unit:USD 250 per ranger. Allowing the rangers to navigate their way through the vast forest land and do their job more effectively.
  • Walkie-talkie: USD 100 per ranger. Enabling the rangers to stay in touch with their headquarters and fellow rangers. Sometimes, this can be critical in a life-threatening situation such as a confrontation with poachers.
  • Waterproof camera: USD 300 per ranger. Rugged waterproof cameras are essential for rangers to record field information while on patrol. Normal digital cameras last only a matter of months in forest conditions. During the dry season dust clog the switches and during the rainy season the high humidity affects the camera’s operation. This pictorial information can be used to maintain a record of wildlife and crime data and helps provide supporting evidence for cases sent to the police for prosecution.
  • First Aid kit for USD 50 per unit per ranger. Immediate medical assistance is even more essential in the forest, with outside medical intervention often hours away.