Following a life-changing assignment in the Maasai Mara, a Norfolk film-maker and photographer has launched an appeal to raise cash for Kenyan rangers who protect the East African country’s wildlife under constant threat of poachers.
Sheringham-born Chris Taylor was commissioned by non-profit company Biosphere Expeditions to film and photograph conservation work being undertaken at the Maasi Mara National Reserve.
Over two weeks, he filmed and photographed the work of a team of local rangers who operate with the support of the locally led Enonkishu Conservancy.
The former marine biology student, who worked in America and Australia before training as a professional photographer 15 years ago, said his trip had given him a “different perspective on life”.
Mr Taylor was so inspired by devotion displayed by the Enonkishu rangers’ devotion to their cause that he has launched a ‘Power the Rangers’ crowd funding appeal. He hopes to raise enough money to pay for binoculars, torches, a GPS unit and other equipment, which he plans to take out to deliver himself later this year.
He is also planning to have a flag printed with sponsors’ names and logos, which he will photograph the rangers holding.
So far, his appeal has raised just under a third of his £3,000 total and if you would like to support his fundraising initiative, you can do so by visiting his Power the Rangers CrowdFunder page.