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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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  * 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 € 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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