The war on wildlife has many terrible outcomes. Least of which is the toll on Park Rangers and their families. Approximately 1,000 Park Rangers have been killed in the past 10 years, many of them murdered by commercial poachers. Invariably, the widows and children of the fallen are left with nothing. The Thin Green Line Foundation is often their only hope. Our organisation provides a financial lifeline to the families of Park Rangers killed in the line of duty. We are working towards ensuring that 100% of the widows and children of the fallen are supported into the future.
This global fund for the families of fallen Rangers includes:
- Addressing basic human needs such as food, water, shelter and security
- Paying school fees so children can continue to receive an education (mandatory for all school aged children)
- The set up of small business ventures, driven by the needs of each family, their personal aspirations, skill sets and cultural context.
Our support is targeted where other support is not available, aiming to provide long-term, sustainable benefits to families and communities. Below, you will find just some of their stories.
To apply for assistance from The Thin Green Line Foundation, please complete and submit an Application for Assistance (pdf). Please refer to the Ranger Dependents Protocol and Application Information for eligibility.