Christmas Appeal Poachers don't take holidays, and therefore neither can the rangers responsible from preventing them from poaching! This festive season Veterans for Wildlife is urgently raising funds to support the rangers who will be away from their families and loved ones in order to keep our wildlife safe. This ultimate sacrifice is made by these men and women in order to protect our wildlife! Why Support Our Rangers? Anti-poaching rangers are often the last line of defence between a poacher and a rhino. These brave men and women put their lives on the line 365 days a year to ensure that our wildlife is safe. Whilst many of us will be spending the festive season with friends and family, at home or on holiday, these brave individuals will be risking their lives, working through the evenings, to secure our wildlife. The Facts Speak for Themselves! One rhino is killed every three hours in South Africa One elephant is killed every 15 minutes in Africa 871 Rangers have lost their lives in the line of duty since 2009 What is Veterans for Wildlife doing to assist rangers and protect wildlife? 191 Rangers trained over last three years $23 000 worth of kit and equipment donated to ranger forces Help us be the Difference!