Wildlife park rangers resting at Sinya, Kenya. Image courtesy of Enduimet MWA.
We only have two funding programs to sustain our ranger protection operations.
Plus, all of proceeds benefit The Heroes That Care Forgot™ funding programs—so the less they worry, the better they are able to defend wildlife and abolish their exploitation.
The evidence is compelling that wildlife poaching is a revenue stream for all illicit enterprises affiliated with worldwide terrorism. While there are many strategies to combat poaching and diminish the wildlife trade, we focus on one area of concern: The welfare, safety, security, and protection of those defending the African Trifecta—the Bush Rangers on the ground.
Through our Ranger Tactical Support Augmentation Partnership (RTSAP) strategic resourcing plan, our two sustaining funding projects are focused on the park rangers deployed in many areas, managed by other NGO affiliates and government agencies. In some cases, they are managed together by both, providing efficient deployment against poachers. Our goals is to, eventually, manage direct operations ourselves in cohesion with transnational government agencies. By having sustaining fundraising programs for park rangers, we are able to ensure our mission and our vision to operate effectively in all our target areas. Along with business and corporate partnerships that we seek and maintain, we are able to raise funds and distribute resources equally to our program sites on a quarterly basis. Individuals may also take part by supporting our programs below.
THE HEROES THAT CARE FORGOT™ ADOPT-A-RANGER™
Adopt-A-Ranger is our regularly sustaining (monthly, quarterly, or annual) program for those who truly want to get involved with park rangers in Africa. With the collaboration of park ranger agencies, a donor may choose to “adopt” a park ranger to give them complete (morale, financial, tactical) support on the ground. If you wish to adopt a bush ranger, please give us a holler and contact us and we’ll send you how to help those who defend wildlife on our behalf.
THE HEROES THAT CARE FORGOT™ REWARDS FOR RANGERS™ (R4R™) FUND
Created in memory of all wildlife park rangers killed in action or wounded worldwide, the R4R Fund will provide supplement funding to park ranger agencies to increase monetary rewards to witnesses who come forward for apprehension of poachers who injure and/or kill a park ranger. If you wish to support this special fund to help deter the injuring and/or killing of park rangers, please give us a shout and contact us and we’ll send you more information on how to be more committed to those who defend wildlife on our behalf.
Tusk Task Force has never accepted and will never accept any amount of donation from any corporation or government. We realize that this fundraising scheme keeps our our sustaining revenue very low. However, we also know that this keeps us completely ethical, independent, and conflict-free from any questionable or negative influence that may diminish our mission, passion, vision, and values.
We also use very minimal resources and funds towards any marketing purpose. We would much rather use our limited resources and coin to fund our programs and affiliates to directly make an impact on our mission and vision.
We value your trust and appreciate your important sponsorship and investment to our cause. Please be assured that your aid will make a difference and we will be responsible stewards of your investment. At this time, all our administrative and operational costs are under 30 percent, and our CEO is paid an annual compensation of US $100 / UK £76 / EUR €84.
“In central Africa, it’s a war. You have rebel militia and terrorist groups killing elephants for ivory, taking that ivory, trading for arms, or trading it for medicine. And one of the important things I learned in this project is, in many of these lawless states in central Africa, park rangers are the only protection that people on the ground have. So for me, this news story isn’t about elephants, it’s about violence, and these rangers represent the front lines between terrorists and people.”
—Bryan Christy, investigative journalist for National Geographic magazine
If you decide to invest in our work, please know that every dollar, pound, or Euro given to us are all accounted for. If you did not receive a receipt after your online donation transaction, please contact us and we will provide one for you. We may also provide receipts of our institutional contributions to our partners and affiliates, if requested.
Unfortunately at this time, donors from the United States are not able to deduct their contributions from their federal taxes while our 501c3 status is pending. We appreciate your patience and we regret this inconvenience.
On behalf of wildlife and the park rangers risking their lives to defend them, we are grateful for your unselfish contribution.
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