Every day, Park Rangers risk their lives to protect wildlife and wild places from poaching and other threats. Sadly, it’s estimated that over 1,000 park rangers have been killed in the line of duty over the past 10 years – a large percentage of these are due to commercial poachers and armed militia groups. Park Rangers are generally under-equipped, underpaid, and often under-appreciated. We think they are heroes. And we work tirelessly to provide them with the support they need to continue to protect threatened species around the world.
The Thin Green Line Foundation was founded by award-winning Ranger, conservationist, documentary filmmaker, Sean Willmore.
In 2004, Sean set off around the world to make a documentary about the stories and plight of his fellow Rangers. Taking almost 12 months to travel through 23 countries, he uncovered many inspiring stories along the way.
The Thin Green Line documentary premiered in 2007, capturing people’s hearts in over 50 countries. The documentary became the catalyst for Sean to set up The Thin Green Line Foundation, to support Park Rangers in danger.