Boots for Rangers project

They say try walking in someone else's shoes. Most people would not last a day with what the average ranger has to do - and decent boots is the cornerstone of their vital work.

Ubuntu Wildlife Trust donated 30 pairs of specialised military style boots to the anti-poaching unit, rangers, and staff of Tembe Elephant Park.

The primary role of a ranger is to patrol the reserve. They, amongst so much more, record wildlife sightings and mortalities, look for incursions, and any break-outs or break-ins. This means an exceptional amount of walking in tough isolated terrain.

The wear and tear on a pair of boots in these environments is intense and and ranger is lucky to get a full year out of them before the soles are worn and boots or torn to shreds.

Good boots are one of the most essential pieces of equipment a ranger can have.