Our Programmes

Standardizing Rangers Operations and Procedures

Standardizing the operations of wildlife conservancy rangers as a best practice

Standardizing conservancy rangers operations and procedures is key to professionalizing their career and developing progressive best practices in their activities.

The program’s focus is to deliver a standard operating procedure that will highlight clarities about the responsibilities, mandates, obligations, and powers of a wildlife conservancy ranger working in a conservancy. The program is in effect to provide a clear standard of service for a Wildlife Conservancy Ranger or wildlife scout.

The standard operating procedures intends to provide a clear system for implementation of activities and operations, while ensuring high quality service, professionalism, non-discriminatory, respect for human rights and efficient performance of duties while promoting conservancies as viable land use option.
Moving forward, the programme intends to provide clarifications on national laws and international standards of best practices of a conservancy ranger while guiding expectations, attitudes, behaviours, and activities.

A Standard Operating Procedures for Wildlife Scouts in Kenya handbook and a Human Rights Manual for conservancy leaders and managers have been developed to aid in the implementation of this program.

Conservancy Rangers Collaboration and Knowledge Exchange.

Building a Network of Conservancy Rangers.

This program focusses on ranger-to-ranger communication and organizes networking events and platforms for conservancy rangers across the country. These events bring together conservancy rangers to share ideas and ideals, experiences, lessons, and engage in issues relating to the conservation and protection of wildlife both locally and internationally.

The association organizes an annual general meeting for conservancy rangers as a networking opportunity as well as to deliver updates and prioritize plans for the year. In addition, the organization coordinates a wildlife conservancy rangers conference and side actions within multilateral events to highlight and honour the conservation efforts of conservancy rangers through a ranger recognition award ceremony.


During World Ranger Day on July 31st, the association coordinates events and activities in conservancies to commemorate the day and honour conservancy rangers' efforts to protect wildlife and promote their communities.

Our partnership and collaboration with international, continental and national affiliated associations such as the IRF, GRAA and KWCA allow our members to network, collaborate and communicate with connected representations, as well as engage in other functions such as nomination for elections and award winning ceremonies.

To advance conservancy rangers morale and professional development, the association runs an active mentorship program for Conservancy rangers in which outstanding local, national, and international conservation leaders’ are actively linked, to mentor wildlife conservancy rangers.

Conservancy Rangers Welfare and Professional Development

Improving the Wellbeing and Competencies of Conservancy Rangers.

In order to effectively perform their duties, Conservancy rangers require the necessary resource support and work conditions. Often, rangers live in inadequate sheltered conditions, which prevents them from performing their duties properly. At times, they do not have necessary gear, training, or survival knowledge to apply during their local encounters.

This program strives to improve the working conditions of conservancy rangers by providing functional equipment, better opportunities for training and learning, and decent accommodation for them to fulfil their tasks efficiently.

We are looking into extending professional development trainings to rangers on various work relatable topics that include crisis management, first aid, crime scene management, tourism, herpetology & toxinology, policy, among others.

AWCRK works to actively generate and distribute guiding booklets, newsletters, and annual reports for conservancy rangers as an update on current trends in conservation and wildlife protection.

While conservancy rangers face significant health risks when executing their duties, many do not have health or life assurance covers. To improve their welfare as well as those of their families, the association is actively seeking partnerships to negotiate favourable health insurance and life assurance policy covers for conservancy rangers