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Become a sponsor

On this page, we tell you how you can help pay for rangers by becoming a sponsor. There are 2 ways to transfer money:

  1. Online by credit card;

  2. A Bank to Bank electronic transfer through your bank online facility.

Sponsorship options

Silver Sponsorship

We would like you to help us pay for one or more workdays of a ranger in the field. A typical workday of a ranger costs about €20. It is also the cost of compensating for the emission of 5 tons of CO2, which is produced by an average household every 4 months. 

Junior Ranger Sponsorship

To all the children and students of the world: We are very happy so see that you are visiting our web page. Many animals are dying because we don't protect them. At Adopt A Ranger, we think that children and students like you are needed to help protect them by becoming a Junior Ranger. Your help is very important!  As a Junior Ranger, you support a real ranger in the field and you help support Adopt A Ranger to convince politicians that more rangers are needed to protect nature.  Even when you are young, politicians listen to your voices, when you unite and tell them what is important to you. 

Golden Sponsorship

The golden membership is €60 dollars, the equivalent of 3 workdays of a ranger, as well as the costs to compensate for the emission of 15 tons of Carbon Dioxide, which is produced every year by an average household. 

Platinum Sponsorship

The platinum membership is €100, the equivalent of one workweek of a ranger, as well as the costs to compensate for the emission of 15 tons of Carbon Dioxide, which is produced every 20 months by an average household. 

Flexible Sponsorship

Of course, if you want to make any a contribution of any other amount, that is very welcome as well. 

Corporate Sponsorship

A corporate sponsorship pays for the costs of about a 20 days of the salary of a ranger. It also sets off about 100 tons of CO2!

Your "OWN" Ranger Sponsorship

With a donation of €4,000 you can sponsor a ranger for a full year and compensate the release of 1,000 tons of Carbon Dioxide. 

How to transfer


We did extensive research to find the most economical and yet secure way to make online-payments by credit card, to make sure that your money can be used for rangers, and not to sponsor greedy credit card corporations. We found that payment by Paypal was the most economical way. Paypal is owned by Ebay, it is very secure and takes about 3% from each transfer. This is charged to Adopt A Ranger, not to you. If you want to know more about Paypal, visit . Our online credit card payment facility is paid in US dollars, but your payment will be charged to your credit card account in the currency of your account.

Silver Sponsorship

A Silver sponsorship of $25 pays the costs of 1 workday of a ranger in the field. Click here to make your donation by credit card or from your Paypal account:

Click here if you would like to make an annual contribution of $25

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Junior Ranger Sponsorship

A Junior Ranger Sponsorship is $10. Click here to make your donation by credit card or from your Paypal account:

Click here if you would like to make an annual contribution of $10

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Golden Sponsorship

A Golden sponsorship is $75 with which you pay the costs of 3 workdays of a ranger in the field. Click here to make your donation by credit card or from your Paypal account:

Click here if you would like to make an annual contribution of $75

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Platinum Sponsorship

A platinum sponsorship is $125 with which you pay the costs of a work week of a ranger in the field. We will send you an online newsletter periodically and you can indicate for which nature reserve your funds should be used. Click here to make your donation by credit card or from your paypal account:

Click here if you would like to make an annual contribution of $125

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Click here if you would like to make a monthly contribution of $10

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Flexible Sponsorship

You may opt to sponsor for a different value than our standard sponsorships, and depending on the value of your donation we can grant you specific privileges. When you come to the payment page, please enter the amount of your donation. 

Click here to make your flexible donation by credit card or from your Paypal account:

Corporate Sponsorship

Corporate sponsors support a ranger for a minimum of one month (20 work days) for which they contribute a minimum of $500 or €350.  If you would like to speak to one of our representatives, please click the email button at the bottom of the page, send us your phone number by email and we will contact you by phone. 

Click here to make your Corporate donation by credit card or from your Paypal account:

Your "OWN" Ranger Sponsorship

Sponsors or a group op sponsors who finance a full year for a ranger for $5,000 or €3,500 will be informed about who "their" ranger is and they will have the privilege to communicate directly with their "OWN" ranger through an on-line facility at moments that that ranger is on line. Of course, this is not full time, as our rangers spend lots of time in the field and time zone differences may exist between the country of the sponsor and the one of the ranger. 

Click here to pay $5,000 by credit card of from your Paypal account and have your "OWN" ranger: 




If you live in Europe, the most economical way of transferring money will be to our ABN/AMRO bank account in the Netherlands. Within the European Union, most electronic bank transfers are free or almost free. Warning: Please don't transfer money from a bank outside of the European Eunion into our bank in the Netherlands, as the bank transfer may cost as much or more than your kind sponsorship. It is better to use a credit card with our on-line credit card facility, as the banks will take most or all the money.


Electronic bank-to-bank transfers for banks within the European Union



Beneficiary: Stichting Adopt A Ranger

Bongerd 1, Hoogland,


Account number: 44 33 87 133

Your bank may request a BIC code: ABNANL2A


an IBAN code: NL 83 ABNAO + our bank number: 443387133


For: Mention your sponsorship preference



Tax exemption

To facilitate your tax deduction, Adopt A Ranger has been incorporated in the USA and in the Netherlands. Payments from inhabitants of the USA and Canada are paid into the bank account of Adopt A Ranger, Inc., while payments from all other countries of the world are paid into the account of the Adopt A Ranger Foundation (Stichting) in the Netherlands. Your credit card will be charged in your local currency. Please note there is no difference in the use of the funding. The dual incorporation has only been created to facilitate the tax deduction of donations. Please always save your receipt of payment for tax purposes.


Favourite country or project

Sponsors or groups of sponsors may adopt a ranger for a country or nature reserve of their choice. Use this option if you find it very important that your money should be used for a specific country or nature reserve programme. Setting up a preferred programme requires a long-term commitment of a minimum of 3 years for the hiring of at least one ranger and we can't start a programme until we have enough funds available. If 2 years after your donation, we still don't have enough funds to initiate a programme, we may opt for using your donation for a different programme. 


If you pay by credit card, on the second payment page of the secure server, you will find a box "Message to seller", where you can indicate in which country or nature reserve you like your donation to be used. If you pay by check or make a bank to bank transfer, you can indicate your preference in the announcement field.  


New initiatives

Of course you may initiate a new country or preferred nature reserve programme. Once a new programme has been established, other donors may join the preferred nature reserve programme, thus expanding the financing initiative beyond the original programme. This can actually be a lot of fun, because groups of people can organize themselves to help protect their favourite nature reserve. If you chose to initiate a new country or preferred nature reserve programme, you would do best to announce your initiative on the forum page. It would also be a good idea to contact us by email to discuss if we should set up a special page for your initiative. 





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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.
More than 500 new nature  photos Click here.
Great new indian summer photos of Aspen in Wasatch National Forest.
Completed and corrected lists of al bird species in Français, Deutsch, Nederlands, Español.      

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

Follow us on Facebook with daily updates
Follow us on Twitter with daily updates
Follow us on LinkedIn with daily updates
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 übersetzung 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

Fatbirder's Top 500 Birding Websites


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  * 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.
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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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