Updated Apr 09, 2018
Welll trained, well-led and motivated rangers are fundamental to safeguarding the integrity of protected areas and their wildlife. The Ranger Academy e-learning platform provides high quality training modules to rangers in the field.
Environmental crime, including poaching and trafficking of wildlife products, is the fourth largest crime in the world. Rangers protect the worlds nature reserves, but are dealing with increasingly adaptive, violent and professional criminal networks. By the nature of their job, rangers work in remote locations, for organisations who often have limited resources and cannot provide training at the level required to ensure the safety and efficacy of ranger operations.
By creating an e-learning platform that is useable by rangers in the field, we provide free access to training content on fundamental topics such as Human Rights, Basic Forensics, Emergency Field Care, Dealing with Stress, etc.. This is a relatively low-cost solution to develop as it is endlessly scalable and fast to update to changing best practices in the field.
We are working on an improved version of the platform, based on the results of our beta test. We want to ensure maximum reliability even on older phones, and to make the interface as intuitive as possible. At the same time we are working on several e-learning modules this year in collaboration with partners, and preparing for those to develop in 2019.
|New Feature||1. development of interactive video as a learning tool, making lessons more interesting and more accessible 2. Improvements to the manager’s portal, for monitoring ranger progress 3. Platform development to give other conservation organisations the ability to produce and/or place their own content 4. Improved reliability 5. Improved interface|