Sunday, 12 January 2014

WWF (World Wildlife Fund / World Wide Fund for Nature)

Jan 9 at 9:20 PM
Posted By: WWF (World Wildlife Fund / World Wide Fund for Nature) (campaign leader)
Rangers devote their lives to protecting wild spaces and species. Without their brave commitment, many species like tigers, elephants and rhinos would not stand a chance at the hands of poachers.
Take a look at the life of a ranger by the numbers and see why these courageous men and women need and deserve our support.
10 - The number of members in WWF's Tiger Protection Unit, charged with helping protect the last wild tigers on the Indonesian island of Sumatra.
19 - The number of park rangers and Nepal Army members WWF helped train in unmanned aerial vehicles, which will help monitor wildlife and combat poaching.
25 - The number of dollars necessary to provide rangers with fuel for two weeks; such funding allows them to visit local communities and patrol in vehicles.
100 - The number of dollars rangers earn per month at Kui Buri, a national park in South East Asia near the Thai-Myanmar border. Rangers receive few benefits and low salaries.
1,000 - The number of rangers killed in the line of duty in the last 10 years, according to the Thin Green Line Foundation. That's close to two rangers a week, every week, for the last decade.
3,000 - The number of park rangers from more than 20 countries who trained with support from WWF's Russell E. Train Education for Nature Program.
10,000,000 - The number of dollars President Obama committed in July 2013 to help stem illegal wildlife trade trafficking in Africa along with a mandate to develop a national strategy to fight wildlife crime.
Back a Ranger - When you donate to WWF, 100% of your donation will benefit WWF's Back a Ranger project, which helps rangers get the equipment, training, resources and infrastructure they need to stop wildlife crime. Donate now >>

Thank you for your support,
Your Friends at World Wildlife Fund