Bridging The Gap Between
Communities And Conservation

A ranger is synonymous with a steward or caretaker of our Earth. In the Greater Kruger National Park area, unemployment for ages 18-24 is over 50%. Opportunities are the difference between today’s youth becoming tomorrow’s poachers, or tomorrow’s rangers. We believe that education and opportunity creation is the key to reducing poaching and developing the next generation of leaders who will care about the planet and its wildlife.

Identifying Passion
Strengthening Skills
Providing Jobs

Future Rangers Program

GCC’s Future Rangers Program engages students weekly from age five, aiming to build their appreciation of nature from a core level. Through fostering awareness and exposure, the program gives students the opportunity to excel through incentive focused learning.

Not only do these students learn about conservation, but they have the chance to earn trips to visit reserves, often seeing wildlife for the first time. This intimate connection to nature makes all of the difference as these children become adults and make decisions that influence their communities and the world.

As students progress in the program, the outstanding students showing the most passion for wildlife and nature move into a skills and leadership training, creating the best candidates for jobs and scholarships upon graduation.

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Future Rangers App

This program is highly scalable through partnerships and through our first of its kind Future Rangers App, and has potential to grow to the areas where conservation training and employment is most needed.

The goal of this app is twofold:

  1. To increase monitoring and evaluation of environmental education programs for the benefit of the students, educators, nonprofits, communities and wildlife
  2. To facilitate curriculum sharing to reduce duplication of materials and wasted resources

Support GCC

100% of your donation goes directly to conserving Africa’s iconic wildlife. Our operations are lean and covered completely by private donors. Give monthly, and you’ll become a part of “The Corps”, a passionate community invested in conserving our world through education.