Books for Rangers Project

Providing rangers with the opportunity to continue learning on the job creates pathways for up-skilling, builds teamwork ethics, and helps individuals obtain certified qualifications.

This project was designed to provide rangers learning options while at work. Many rangers continue to further their studies but are limited by not having access to decent information to complete assignments. We purchased a complete set of field guides covering all major subjects for 6 rangers camps, the management office, and the research camp at Tembe Elephant Park. This totaled 45 books and was our first ever project completed.

Each camp had the exact same set of books so as rangers rotated during patrols, they could continue where they left off at the last camp.

The older rangers with incredible experience and many of whom could not read English could now share knowledge with the younger rangers and discuss identifications and behaviours of species combining the books learned knowledge and the traditional knowledge.