The rangers from Marloth Park received a helpful gift to support them while protecting wildlife in South Africa; they got fully kitted out military backpacks.


Mpumalanga, South Africa – The Wild Heart Wildlife Foundation (WHWF) support many organisations that work in wildlife protection. Depending on where the need is, they assist with whatever possible.

They are always supporting the rangers on the front line of poaching. Without these men and women, we would be far worse off. The most recent rangers to receive assistance are from Marloth Park in Mpumalanga.

“We should always remember the dedicated men and women who spend their sweltering hot days and freezing cold nights in the bush – looking after our Wildlife Heritage.

The Wildlife Rangers are, in most cases, the unsung heroes protecting all animals for our children – often at high personal risk. This is not a task for the faint-hearted… dust, sun, snakes, scorpions, armed poachers, malaria: these are things they deal with daily. Their love for animals is what keeps them motivated, because salaries are low, and time away from their families passes slowly.”

WHWF know just how much they sacrifice to do this thankless job, which is why they have bought and stocked ten military grade backpacks with essentials and some treats.

The packs were stocked with:

  • Food
  • Sunblock
  • Insect repellant
  • Blankets
  • Beanies and gloves in time for Winter
  • Lighters
  • Tissues
  • Pain medicine
  • Toiletries
  • Pens
  • Vaseline for dry lips
  • Vicks vaporub for Sinus and chest issues

The value of each pack is more than R1500.

“We caught up with them while busy with fieldwork, and surprised them with the practical gifts that will make their job easier and more comfortable. It is our small way of thanking these men and women for their commitment and passion despite the increasingly dangerous situations they encounter.

Wild Heart Wildlife Foundation salutes you, and thanks you for doing your part in protecting our precious Wildlife.

Thank you to our loyal supporters who make it possible for us to make a practical difference where it matters.”

If you would like to help WHWF support rangers and wildlife, you can check them out on Facebook here.

Sources: Facebook
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