Fallen rangers In the last 20 years, over 150 rangers have been killed protecting Virunga National Park. Eleven died in just the first seven months of 2011. The Fallen Rangers project was launched to provide regular monthly support for widows and children of Virunga rangers killed in the line of duty. Until the creation of Fallen Rangers Fund, widows received little or no financial support and their families invariably became severely impoverished and destitute. Regular monthly support is needed for this project to succeed.
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