n Servamus Community-based Safety and Security Magazine - A ranger in the making

Volume 109, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 1015-2385


The backbone of nature conservation in the Kruger National Park lies in the ranger corps. These are the people who are also on the front line of defence in the fight against rhino poaching. Rangers sign up to be conservationists, not soldiers, but these days these conservationists are increasingly fighting poachers, who are not afraid to shoot. With a long list of responsibilities and with anti-poaching efforts gaining top priority, these rangers need training that keeps them one step ahead of the poachers. They are responsible to follow up on incursions and the subsequent apprehension of poaching suspects.

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