Rangers Alert


Wildlife rangers have a hard life, in some of the most challenging and unforgiving environments on Earth. They do not seek glory and they do not look for any reward, other than the satisfaction of knowing that they have helped preserve Africa’s fauna and flora for future generations. The rangers are, quite literally, the frontline troops in the battle to stem the increasingly vicious tide of poaching by well-armed, well financed and well organised poaching gangs.



These, often unsung, heroes of conservation deserve greater recognition and respect for their tireless efforts in protecting the wildlife for our children’s children to see and wonder at over the decades and centuries to come.

To that end, the Zambesia Conservation Alliance (ZCA) in partnership with the Commonwealth Conservation Network (CCN) initiative of the Commonwealth Youth Orchestra is establishing a fund in order to recognise, in a practical way, these frontline heroes of conservation.

Known as the Ranger Alert Campaign and focusing initially on the Zambesia region of Southern Africa, the mission is twofold in its utilisation of the funds raised:

To contribute financially towards annual life insurance cover for the rangers in the field – the vast majority of whom do not benefit from such a safety net. This will give rangers and their families peace of mind in the unfortunate event of becoming incapacitated in the line of duty, or if they make the ultimate sacrifice in defence of our wildlife.

To provide a memorial at the entrance to National Parks and other protected game management areas in the Zambesia region, in remembrance of those rangers who have laid down their lives. Alongside this an education programme will be run, aimed at both the international community and the local communities that live side by side with wild animals, in an effort to show the rangers in their true light, the genuine heroes of wildlife conservation.

The Ranger Alert Campaign will be designed to sensitise the world to the magnificent work being carried out by these heroes, while at the same time raising the millions of pounds needed to protect their backs in times of need.

The ZCA and the CCN urge everyone who can to back the Ranger Alert Campaign – either financially or through spreading the message – so collectively, we can support those who are doing so much to preserve our children’s heritage.

The ZCA and the CCN urge everyone who can to back the Ranger Alert Campaign – either financially or through spreading the message – so collectively, we can support those who are doing so much to preserve our children’s heritage.

All donations are kindly being administered on behalf of the Zambesia Conservation Alliance by its Ranger Alert Campaign partner, the Commonwealth Youth Orchestra and Choir (Registered Charity Number 1145187).