I recently returned from a two week press trip with Biosphere Expeditions to the Enonkishu Conservancy, Kenya. https://www.enonkishu.org/
I was inspired by the amazing wildlife rangers that patrol the conservancy armed only with their knowledge, passion & wits to ensure the continued success of this recently reclaimed ecosystem from the practices of intensive farming.
The rangers patrol the conservancy day & night to protect the wildlife that is returning to the area and to police the grazing of local herders to allow the grasslands to recover sufficiently to encourage the indigenous species to return.
As one of the northernmost conservancies of the famous Maasai Mara, Enonkishu Conservancy, borders farmland and is known as the 'Last Line of Defence'.
To allow the rangers to continue to do their very best in protecting the animals & this fragile ecosystem they require equipment which they currently don't have available - equipment including decent quality binoculars, torches, compasses, a GPS unit and possibly a motorbike to allow them to reach the far corners of the conservancy quickly when needed.
The conservancy has wild elephants, leopard, occasionally lions and cheetahs, hundreds of ungulates (impala, gazelle, topi, dikdik, eland), giraffe, zebra, mongoose, hyaena, jackals, hippos, baboons and lots more. Without the rangers' protection poachers may try to kill the wildlife for profit.
My aim is to raise funds to equip the rangers to better serve the animals they love, I hope to return to Enonkishu in October 2019 with much of the equipment they need, it's not just the lack of funds that they struggle with but also the lack of places to buy the equipment in Kenya - Power the Rangers!
HOW YOU CAN HELP
I will be getting a large flag printed to take with me and will take a photo of the rangers holding up the flag. On the flag will be the logos of companies and names of the people who help me to sponsor this project. A print of the photo will be given to every UK-based sponsor, an emailed high res jpeg for non-UK sponsors.
Private individuals/families: £20 will ensure your name/family name is printed on the flag. One 7x5in print of the final photo per family.
Platinum Sponsors: £250 - Your company logo included in the centre of the flag (30cmx30cm) plus a 18x12inch mounted print (on backing board) of the rangers holding up the flag presented after the trip.
Gold Sponsors: £125 - Four spaces available. Corner positions (20cm x 20cm). One 12x8in print of the final photo.
Silver sponsors: £50 - Twenty Six spaces available - along the top, bottom & sides of the flag (15x10cm). One 12x8in print of the final photo.
NOTE TO SPONSORS
Private/family sponsors - After your pledge please put how you would like your family name to appear on the flag in the comments section.
Corporate sponsors - please email a high resolution jpeg of your logo to me at [email protected] so that I can include it in the flag design.