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Become a sponsor
On this page, we tell you how you can help pay for rangers by becoming a sponsor. There are 2 ways to transfer money:
We would like you to help us pay for one or more workdays of a ranger in the field. A typical workday of a ranger costs about €20. It is also the cost of compensating for the emission of 5 tons of CO2, which is produced by an average household every 4 months.
Junior Ranger Sponsorship
To all the children and students of the world: We are very happy so see that you are visiting our web page. Many animals are dying because we don't protect them. At Adopt A Ranger, we think that children and students like you are needed to help protect them by becoming a Junior Ranger. Your help is very important! As a Junior Ranger, you support a real ranger in the field and you help support Adopt A Ranger to convince politicians that more rangers are needed to protect nature. Even when you are young, politicians listen to your voices, when you unite and tell them what is important to you.
The golden membership is €60 dollars, the equivalent of 3 workdays of a ranger, as well as the costs to compensate for the emission of 15 tons of Carbon Dioxide, which is produced every year by an average household.
The platinum membership is €100, the equivalent of one workweek of a ranger, as well as the costs to compensate for the emission of 15 tons of Carbon Dioxide, which is produced every 20 months by an average household.
Of course, if you want to make any a contribution of any other amount, that is very welcome as well.
A corporate sponsorship pays for the costs of about a 20 days of the salary of a ranger. It also sets off about 100 tons of CO2!
Your "OWN" Ranger Sponsorship
With a donation of €4,000 you can sponsor a ranger for a full year and compensate the release of 1,000 tons of Carbon Dioxide.
How to transfer
We did extensive research to find the most economical and yet secure way to make online-payments by credit card, to make sure that your money can be used for rangers, and not to sponsor greedy credit card corporations. We found that payment by Paypal was the most economical way. Paypal is owned by Ebay, it is very secure and takes about 3% from each transfer. This is charged to Adopt A Ranger, not to you. If you want to know more about Paypal, visit http://www.paypal.com . Our online credit card payment facility is paid in US dollars, but your payment will be charged to your credit card account in the currency of your account.
If you live in Europe, the most economical way of transferring money will be to our ABN/AMRO bank account in the Netherlands. Within the European Union, most electronic bank transfers are free or almost free. Warning: Please don't transfer money from a bank outside of the European Eunion into our bank in the Netherlands, as the bank transfer may cost as much or more than your kind sponsorship. It is better to use a credit card with our on-line credit card facility, as the banks will take most or all the money.
To facilitate your tax deduction, Adopt A Ranger has been incorporated in the USA and in the Netherlands. Payments from inhabitants of the USA and Canada are paid into the bank account of Adopt A Ranger, Inc., while payments from all other countries of the world are paid into the account of the Adopt A Ranger Foundation (Stichting) in the Netherlands. Your credit card will be charged in your local currency. Please note there is no difference in the use of the funding. The dual incorporation has only been created to facilitate the tax deduction of donations. Please always save your receipt of payment for tax purposes.
Favourite country or project
Sponsors or groups of sponsors may adopt a ranger for a country or nature reserve of their choice. Use this option if you find it very important that your money should be used for a specific country or nature reserve programme. Setting up a preferred programme requires a long-term commitment of a minimum of 3 years for the hiring of at least one ranger and we can't start a programme until we have enough funds available. If 2 years after your donation, we still don't have enough funds to initiate a programme, we may opt for using your donation for a different programme.
If you pay by credit card, on the second payment page of the secure server, you will find a box "Message to seller", where you can indicate in which country or nature reserve you like your donation to be used. If you pay by check or make a bank to bank transfer, you can indicate your preference in the announcement field.
Of course you may initiate a new country or preferred nature reserve programme. Once a new programme has been established, other donors may join the preferred nature reserve programme, thus expanding the financing initiative beyond the original programme. This can actually be a lot of fun, because groups of people can organize themselves to help protect their favourite nature reserve. If you chose to initiate a new country or preferred nature reserve programme, you would do best to announce your initiative on the forum page. It would also be a good idea to contact us by email to discuss if we should set up a special page for your initiative.