Front-line projects that The Thin Green Line Foundation provides assistance for include:

  • Anti-poaching training programs to protect endangered species
  • Patrol technique training, focusing on safety patrols, violence avoidance, and community engagement
  • Providing security camps and medical assistance for park rangers in conflict zones
  • Paying salary supplements
  • Supplying mosquito nets for patrols and families
  • Distribution of water filtration kits and patrol ration packs
  • Supplying uniforms and patrol equipment

 

Our Recent Projects

Recent Front-Line Projects

Training for Wildlife Protection Units – Bukit Tigapuluh

Training for Wildlife Protection Units – Bukit Tigapuluh

Buffer zone encroachment is a curse for almost all National Parks in the 21st century.

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Supporting the formation of Ranger Associations around the world

  To be successful in their role as ‘Nature’s Protectors’, we believe that it’s important for park rangers to form supportive local networks.

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Big Life Rangers – Kenya and Tanzania

Big Life Rangers – Kenya and Tanzania

  A collaborative project to train 80 Massai community rangers, in 4 x 23 day training groups working for NGO Big Life Foundation in Kenya Big Life Foundation work in approved community conservation zones that engage local communities and employ over 250 local community rangers.

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Conservation Support Tanzania

Conservation Support Tanzania

  Run by the PAMS Foundation as part of the Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA) Protection Project, this project expands on previous effective anti-poaching work done within the region in Ruaha and Katavi National Parks.

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Anti-poaching training workshops with IAPF

Anti-poaching training workshops with IAPF

  TTGLF provided some financial support  for 5 rangers to attend anti-poaching ranger training workshops run by the International Anti-poaching Foundation (IAPF) in South Africa.

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Rebuild of wildlife police officer housing in Zambia

Rebuild of wildlife police officer housing in Zambia

  In July 2013 fire destroyed 6 houses belonging to the Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA), including all the belongings of the ZAWA wildlife police officers (WPOs) inhabiting those houses.

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Equipment for rangers in Bukit Tigapuluh, Sumatra

Equipment for rangers in Bukit Tigapuluh, Sumatra

  In collaboration with The Orangutan Project, TTGLF provided patrol equipment to park rangers working to protect orangutans and other important wildlife species in the jungles of Bukit Tigapuluh in Sumatra, Indonesia.

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Medical aid and support to rangers in Virunga National Park, DRC

Medical aid and support to rangers in Virunga National Park, DRC

  TTGLF provided critical emergency support to park rangers in conflict zones in Virunga National Park, Eastern DRC, under heavy fire from commercial poachers/militia.

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Zimbabwe and Zambia anti-poaching drones

Zimbabwe and Zambia anti-poaching drones

  Through a tagged donation TTGLF has facilitated the purchase and build of a purpose built drone to detect commercial poachers, rhino locations and send in anti-poaching patrols in safer numbers to logistically combat commercial poachers.

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World Indigenous Network Congress 2013

World Indigenous Network Congress 2013

  In May 2013 The Thin Green Line Foundation was funded to organise and oversea the exchange of 5 indigenous rangers from Africa to the World Indigenous Network (WIN) Congress in Darwin, as well as an exchange with Indigenous rangers in Kakadu and surrounds.

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Patrol Equipment in Tanzania

Patrol Equipment in Tanzania

   In January and February 2012, elephant poaching dramatically increased across Tanzania, with 6 elephants having been killed.

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