BOOTS FOR RANGERS CAMPAIGN
Click on the rangers below to watch our successful Boots-for-Rangers campaign. Your contributions making a difference across the world!
FEBRUARY 29th, 2017
Thanks to your support, our Boots-for-Rangers campaign was a success! We raised funds and purchased new boots for the rangers of Nambiti's Anti-Poaching Unit (APU) in South Africa's Kwa Zulu-Natel region.
The boots arrived at Nambiti just this morning, and were handed out to some of the available rangers at the beautiful Nambiti Private Game Reserve - Presided over by Nambiti CEO, Clarke Smith, and our filmmaking partners, Anton Herrington and Tekweni TV Productions.
Here's the Facebook live video our team took this morning - such an exciting day for Over and Above Africa and the APU rangers!
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February 25th, 2017
Our partners, Tekweni Productions are gearing up for the long journey down to Nambiti to film the rangers receiving their boots and will be filming on February 28th and 29th. We're hoping to bring you a FaceBook live post on one or both of those days if they are within network range! The best part? The rangers have NO IDEA we did this for them. We can't wait to see their reaction to the boots arriving from a caring global community!
Why did we make Boots-For-Rangers our first fundraiser? We were invited by Nambiti's APU rangers to hike out on patrol with them and experience a day in their shoes protecting the endangered animals. They walk up to 17km a day, through every imaginable terrain just to ensure the animals in their care are alive and as safe as possible. These rangers risk their lives against the elements, the animals and most perilously against the poachers who are better funded, better equipped and bring battle grade weapons to the fight. When asked what they needed most, they replied, training and equipment. We are working on getting them training that's for an upcoming fundraiser, but we knew we could help with equipment as soon as we got back to the states. We raised the funds in 3 weeks and within 10 days we will be bringing you the footage showing them receiving the boots.