Stop the Slaughter.
About the Project
Are you willing to help Virunga’s rangers protect the elephants?
Elephant Protection Unit Cost per Ranger: $32/day
It is difficult to place a value on the life of an elephant, but one thing is clear, it is orders of magnitude greater than the cost to protect them. Here are the basic costs factored into that $16 per day:
- Uniform and equipment
- Tactical ranger training
- Emergency first-aid training
- Individual first-aid trauma kit
- Deployment costs (vehicles, fuel, and maintenance)
- Health care
The significance of making a donation
To an elephant about to be cut down by poachers, your support of Virunga’s rangers couldn’t be more important. Protection goes far beyond the life of one elephant – it impacts the physical and emotional wellbeing of the entire herd. Recent studies have shown elephants to be vulnerable to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Like humans in highly stressful situations, elephants act out and become aggressive. This aggression makes an already tragic situation worse — it affects the herd, the rangers, and the local communities.
Please donate today.
Take on a greater role in protecting Virunga’s elephants.
There are many ways to help, but the first step is tapping into your passion and believing, that if you set your mind to it, you will be unstoppable. If you have ideas about how to get your community of friends and family involved in protecting Virunga’s elephants, we want to help. Get in touch with us at [email protected]