Conservation Rangers Operations Worldwide (C.R.O.W.) is a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit organization headquartered in Texas, USA. Their mission is to establish and train Rangers to a set standard in the skills necessary to support, train, and supplement anti-poaching and conservation efforts worldwide.

The World Wildlife Fund reported in 2018 highlighted the need for effective standardized training of conservation rangers, “over one third of rangers (38 per cent) indicating that the training they first received was inadequate to prepare them for the realities of their job. These findings clearly call for an urgent review and modification of ranger curricula, many of which are almost surely highly outdated and inadequate for the challenges faced by today’s rangers.”

To meet this need, C.R.O.W. provides education and support programs (in terms of training, materials, operators) to private and government park rangers worldwide, and specifically has over 11-years experience in Africa (from Namibian deserts to Congo rainforests).

C.R.O.W. is sponsored by several organizations and companies based in Europe, the US, Africa, and Australia to support private reserves, conservation areas, and national parks in the fight for conservation of animals and their habitat.

One of the companies that supports C.R.O.W. is the Polish outdoor and tactical gear and clothing juggernaut Helikon-Tex. Visitors to the SHOT Show this year can find out more by visiting C.R.O.W. on the Helikon-Tex booth, details below: