rangerprotect

Help improve the wellbeing of Africa’s rangers through the provision of adequate accidental death and disability insurance cover.

Project overview:

Our aim is to raise financial support to ensure the wellbeing of Africa’s rangers and their families through the provision of adequate insurance cover in the event of injury or death. Rangers play a crucial role in ensuring healthy ecosystems that provide tangible and intangible benefits to all of society. We endeavor to make the rangers of Africa safer and provide them with the necessary protection they need to comfortably and confidently perform their duties in the field.

The GRAA partnered with SATIB Insurance Brokers, who understand the vital role rangers play in protecting wilderness areas that form the very foundation of our tourism economy and sustainable environments, to create a unique product for rangers across Africa called #rangerprotect. It offers 24/7 accidental death, disability and medical evacuation cover, even when rangers are off duty and can serve as a primary or additional source of cover to rangers.

GRAA was confident to partner with SATIB, who has been an industry leader for the past 25 years in the tourism, wildlife and conservation fields,as they are invested and share similar views for the conservation of Africa's wildlife.

What is the need?

Rangers across the world are subject to an increasing risk of life-threatening encounters. They operate in extreme environments, and in their efforts to protect our natural heritage, face the risks associated with dangerous wild animals, sickness, community backlash, and the increasing threat of armed poachers and militia groups. Over 1000 rangers have lost their lives in the line of duty in the past 10 years and we believe this figure to be much higher, as this is only the number of reported deaths. 

A WWF study, focusing on rangers employed by governments across the world, found that Africa’s rangers were the worst off when it came to insurance support received. 40% of those surveyed were not covered by health insurance, 50% had no life insurance and 60% had no long-term disability insurance.

For rangers to confidently perform their duties in the field, they need adequate insurance protection, knowing that if they are wounded in the line of duty that they will receive adequate support.

What can be done?

Cover is available for rangers from Angola, Botswana, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Further territories are currently being explored.

For as little as approximately USD 30* or ZAR 431/ annum you can protect a ranger for an entire year and restore a ranger's confidence and morale, providing them with the necessary protection to ensure they and their families are looked after, should something happen to them whilst performing their work. Your support is needed to ensure this product is rolled out across as many of the estimated 40 000 plus rangers working in Africa.

*Amounts vary based on exchange rate. Terms and conditions apply.

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