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This page is specially for rangers!

The Adopt A Ranger programme has  been established to help increase your numbers, particularly in developing and "transition" (ex-communist) countries.  Rangers can play a key role in expanding the number of rangers.

Many of you have direct contact with the public and you can explain the importance of rangers as well as their shortage.  While visitors attend your national park or nature reserve, you can make them aware of the possibility to make a donation for the hiring of a ranger for the national parks system of your country. To reward you for your important work, rangers will get a special fundraising reward, that is higher than the regular reward percentage for fund raisers. 

You can raise funds in a variety of ways. First of all, it is important that you tell the visitors about Adopt A Ranger during your talks and interpretation programmes. 

Payment can be made in a variety of ways. Visitors can write a check to Adopt A Ranger and give it to you. They should write on the check that:

  1. the check can only be cashed in the bank account of Adopt A Ranger; (This way, the visitor knows that his/her money can only be received by the programme and cannot be taken by anybody else, thus providing confidence);

  2. the fundraiser: your name (this allows us to transfer you your incentive);

  3. the country for which they like their donation to be used if they have a preference.

You can also help the visitor to go on the internet and make a donation on line with their credit card. There again, the donor needs to fill out for which country the donation is and the name of the fundraiser.

It is also possible to raise funds collectively and use the reward for the betterment of the work, such as communication equipment, life insurance, etc. 

If you are a ranger in a country that would not be on the priority list for Adopt A Ranger funding, like North America, Europe, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, etc., your help would nevertheless be extremely valuable.  The national parks and nature reserves are most intensely visited in the wealthy countries and you may be rather effective in raising money for rangers in developing countries. 

We will shortly place a registration form on line, through which you can register as a ranger fund raiser.






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The Adopt A Ranger website is part of an integrated net of nature conservation information websites. The following table lists the latest news on those combined websites: 

Shop on line Click here.
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Completed and corrected lists of al bird species in Franšais, Deutsch, Nederlands, Espa˝ol.      

We uploaded more than 100 photos on national Parks on our Album Share yours too! Click here

Follow us on Facebook with daily updates
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Free open source ILWIS 3.6 has a brand new images import and export module. Download it now.
Fabulous packing lists for travelers for different kinds of destinations (jungle, mountains, beach, cities, etc.)  and travel types (car, plane, back packing, etc.) To the lists.
Forum entry on travel info, like countless phone numbers and links to airlines, great booking sites, etc, for several countries. Click here
Album entry on the forum where you can upload species of birds, plants, mammals etc. that you want identified. Click here
We made a page on essentials for simple hand-held GPS
New countries: Cape Verde, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea  Sao Tome & Principe; Seychelles
Birdlists of all West African countries updates
WICE analyses the conservation status of the Godwit for the World Bank: Wintering grounds of entire population will disappear in Guinea Bissau. Read more.......
Run ILWIS on Linux.
Nature Worldwide forums heavily spammed and cleaned. Read more......
ILWIS downloads from ILWIS.ORG since initiation surpassed 10.000!
Collaboration with Bo Beolens' famous fatbirder website
New tables for all major countries in South America
Updated GIS software review on GIS4BIOLOGISTS
Posting on Natuurlijke Procesgang in de Oostvaarders Plassen (in Dutch)
Posting on effect to oxygen production and carbon fixation by trees and forests
A downloadable pdf with the text of the entire Adopt A Ranger website
A completely renewed computer software and service page with lots of free software
Unsere Deutsche Řbersetzung von Adopt A Ranger macht gute Vortschritte
The data on protected areas have been re-loaded
Updated reviews of free software
US Government kills Yellowstone National Park bisons or buffaloes
"Slaughtering of Seals in Namibia": Take a look at a long ignored nature management issue

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  * Join our updates on Adopt A Ranger developments on Facebook group "Friends of Adopt A Ranger" or by linking to the profile in the link
  * For your convenience we prepared a text version of this website, which you can download here: Download Adopt A Ranger Webtext
  * With continuously changing exchange rates between Euros and US Dollars, there are some difference between the mentioned values in Ç and $. We apologize that we can't continuously change the values and use nearby equivalents in rounded off figures.
  * WARNING: Only make payments electronically or by check. Please see our Instructions. Never pay cash to anyone.
*  Contact us by email if you are concerned about the legitimacy of a fundraiser or the appropriateness of the fundraising methods applied.
  * On most pages you will see words in bold that are frequently repeated. These are search words and phrases for the search engines. Please forgive us when they sometimes undermine our text style.  Those words and phrases help other visitors find our website.

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Adopt A Ranger Inc. is incorporated in West Virginia, USA, registered under control number 90701 enjoying exemption of Federal income tax under section 501 (c) (3) and in the Netherlands Stichting Adopt A Ranger under S200823. Disclaimer

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