We have big dreams for the future of the DRF.
However, we also have little dreams that can help our Rangers right now!
Donations are urgently needed. Equally, sponsors and volunteers are appreciated. If you wish to help us in any way, please contact us at: [email protected].
Allocate and distribute much needed equipment, field gear and support supplies.
Purchase or financing of properties in duress of failing and re-focusing these reserves as wild.
Using the collective knowledge in-field by forming a Council of Rangers, known as SCWR.
Our in-the-field operations team must have the right equipment in order to do their job well. Some of the initial donations are being directed to equipping them with reliable tech, such as: DRF office infrastructure and laptops, field cell phones, cameras and binoculars for our Malawi Rangers. As well, we will be outfitting the following:
Vwaza Marsh Wildlife Reserve
Thuma Forest Wildlife Reserve
Liwonde National Park
Majete Wildlife Reserve
Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve
Nyika National Park
Our team at DRF will also be providing ongoing support to these additional organizations, giving them the ability to be more effective in the future:
Lilongwe Wildlife Trust
Wildlife Environmental Society of Malawi
African National Parks Foundation
Our mandate to larger investors is for the purchase, partnership or financing of properties in duress. Funds will go toward the re-focusing of these reserves, parks, private sanctuaries and safari lodges into protected wild places, or ‘Wild Zones’ as we are calling them, that will limit human interaction and strengthen both species and habitat for the future.
By curbing the manipulation of humans and returning these areas to the truly Wild spaces they are, we hope to give animals the opportunity to work things out for themselves, as nature intended. This is the way it should be, free of adverse human interactions. Over a ten year period we envision an opportunity to concentrate on the hiring, training and placement of more Rangers for patrols. These Wild Zones will also be used through community and school programs to educate, encourage, and finally persuade future generations to continue to work in this noble endeavour.
“Our simple wish is to give nature and the animals that live within a vacation from our constant meddling.”
Taking advantage of consultants that have worked in the field themselves and using their collective knowledge, we have formed the Stewardship Council of Wildlife Rangers. Through the SCWR we plan to take our ideas to the highest level possible and evolve into a strong international presence.
Invest in Local Voices
Educate with Empathy
Implementation of Collective in-field Knowledge