Monday, July 31st is World Ranger Day–a day where we acknowledge and celebrate the brave men and women who serve as wildlife rangers, eco-guards, and patrol persons who risk their lives to protect our world’s natural treasures. It is also a day that we honor those who have been lost, as being a ranger is one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. It is estimated that over 1000 rangers have been killed in the line of duty over the past 10 years. Protecting wildlife is high stakes, and we owe a debt of gratitude to those on the frontlines.

Help A Ranger

In honor of World Ranger Day, you can help makes the lives of rangers a little easier. When you give the cost of your morning coffee to help a ranger you will know that you supported a person actively protecting elephants for many generations to come. Your gift to IEF will support things like…

Snare Mountain, Uganda, Elephants, Stop the Snares!, Murchison Falls, poaching,

A gift of $10 can provide daily food rations and a stipend for a Scout in Uganda who works to find and remove snares.

Elephants, World Ranger Day

A gift of $20 can give rain gear to one member of an Elephant Response Team in the buffer zone of Chitwan National Park, Nepal, helping prevent human-elephant conflict and promoting safe co-existence.

Rangers, Elephants

A gift of $60 can provide rations for a team of 6 rangers on a 1-day patrol in Liberia’s Grebo-Kahn National Park where they protect critically endangered African forest elephants.

World Ranger Day Elephants

A gift of $80 can provide rations for an entire month for a member of the K9 Tracking and Detection Team for Lower Zambezi in Zambia so they can catch smugglers of illegal wildlife products and shut down trafficking channels.

A gift of $100 can provide 1 month of Human-Elephant Conflict mitigation tools for the Elephant Response Unit teams in Sumatra’s Way Kambas National Park, protecting critically endangered Sumatran elephants.

World Ranger Day Elephants

A gift of $200 can provide one GPS unit for Rapid Response Teams addressing and preventing human-wildlife conflict in communities surrounding Bardia National Park in Nepal.

Conservation Chat on World Ranger Day

Speak with an actual ranger on World Ranger Day!

Our July Conservation Chat will feature 2020 Wildlife Ranger of the Year Amos Gwema. He has 25 years experience in law enforcement, first as a police officer then as a wildlife ranger. Amos has secured over 290 convictions, which is a record for any ranger in the country. He takes a community approach to conservation, seeing communities as the first line of defense against wildlife crime.

Elephant Conservation Chat

Join us on World Ranger Day. Sign up for free here, and see you on Monday, July 31st at 9am PST/11am CST!

Make a Lasting Impact this August:
Your Gift Matters!

Did you know that August is also National Make-A-Will Month? This makes it the perfect time to discuss the benefits of estate planning for you, your loved ones, and the causes you care about.

Take this time to leave a legacy in your will for elephants, protecting them for years to come. In addition to wills there are many other ways to support elephants, including gifts of stock and directing your Donor Advised Funds. Giving in these ways can help with next year’s taxes while making a bigger impact protecting the elephants we love. We’re always here to help guide you through the process.