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Nobody wants to talk about it. Conservationists in the wealthy countries asked the developing countries to set aside 10% of their territories as protected areas. And guess what? Nobody thought they would, but they did! Most countries in the world have 10% or more of their territory protected under some form of protection. Not always perfect, but it is an unbelievably great start! However, protected areas need field staff, particularly park rangers.  

Conservation organizations  and Development institutions everywhere in the world have a policy to not contribute to staffing protected areas. They prefer to do popular activities, such as working with local communities and do great studies in the field. That makes them very popular and appreciated, but the institutions that really should be doing that, are the Protected Areas Agencies of the country themselves! But since they don't get the finances for their important tasks, the conservation organizations do that kind of work, thus harvesting the credit.

Everybody agrees that field staff and rangers are essential for managing national parks and other protected areas. Everybody agrees that much more field staff is needed, and also that it is not reasonable to expect the governments in developing countries to pay for it all by themselves. But when one asks, who should help bridge the gap in financing and staffing the protected areas, only very few organizations and institutions are willing to make at least some contribution. It is far more convenient to blame the governments of developing countries and spend the money on popular fun things that give your organization or institution a great popular benevolent image. But in the mean time, conservation is failing! The founders of Adopt A Ranger, have been raising this issue for more than a decade, but since no organization was willing to address this problem, so they decided to create Adopt A Ranger, specifically to address this problem. We appeal to you to join us in this gigantic challenge.  Click here to find out how the problem can be solved while having some personal benefits and fun as well!



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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 Franšais, Deutsch, Nederlands, Espa˝ol.      

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 Řbersetzung 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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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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