What is a Field Ranger?
On UmPhafa their prime responsibility is to ensure the protection of its biodiversity – supporting species, habitats, ecosystems and Communities which is why we need your help towards providing Field Ranger equipment.
They work tirelessly for nature protecting our boundaries and the animals within – doing daily patrols on foot as well as monitoring those under their care. Field Rangers are passionate individuals that care for the Nature of this World protecting it for future generations to come
Your donation towards Field Ranger equipment will ensure that UmPhafa can continue the conservation battle and our Field Rangers can fulfil their wish to be ‘Conservation Heroes’.
If you are interested in making a donation, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details on how you can help
Cut-resistant Gloves – Approximate Cost £10
You may be wondering why gloves are a vital piece of kit – to fix fences you need to protect your hands from cuts from barbed wire or razor wire. Protecting your hands whilst trying to bind the fence back together is manually a hard job – you need to keep your hands fresh and blister free.
Re-chargeable Head Torch – Approximate cost £25 – £30
When you are walking along the fence line at night and you come across a hole made by an animal or poacher – you need to fix it and to do this you need to have your hands free. A bright head torch helps gets the job done quickly and efficiently so you can continue your patrol.
Game Pro Torches – Approximate cost £30 – £50
At night, the Field Rangers need to spot poachers near the fence line and the wide angle of these torches picks up the shining eyes of the poachers in the distance.
Military style Rucksack – Approximate Cost £40 – £60
Every Field Ranger carries a Rucksack for all the critical equipment they need. Fence testers, poncho, water, machete, extra wire, fence bobbins, security notebook etc the list is endless and a good strong Rucksack with comfortable straps helps them to do their role effectively
Multi-tool Leatherman – Approximate Cost £70 – £90 (Carry pouch £15)
Every Field Ranger needs a tool for any job that may include fixing fences, cutting and tying wire, fixing fence isolators or just using the can opener to open a tin of food when on a night patrol!
Binoculars 10 x 42 waterproof – Approximate cost £160 – £180
With a 44km fence line to patrol on foot the Field Rangers need to see a long way into the distance to see if any poachers are approaching the Reserve. Also used for protection of our endangered species a piece of kit that is a must have for every Field Ranger.
Camera Traps – A Silent Field Ranger – Approximate Cost £680-£700
We have recently partnered with Wildlife Protection Services who have designed a system that we can link our camera traps to. The camera trap sends pictures to our phone and laptop of anything that looks ‘human’ or like a ‘hunting dog’.
You can also help towards the running of UmPhafa by visiting Colchester Zoo – a day out for the whole family.