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Helping Protect Those Who Protect Ecosystems

Protecting endangered wildlife helps sustain the ecosystems of some of the most diverse places on earth, and rangers play a critical role in that protection. 

Yet along with the inherent dangers of their jobs, rangers also face health challenges like malaria that can be compounded by limited access to medical assistance. In fact, a study by WWF found that 68% of rangers said they had malaria in the prior year.*

To help, SC Johnson partnered with WWF, providing mosquito repellents for over 2,000 rangers in 2021. In addition, we co-developed educational materials about tools for mosquito protection, including mosquito nets and repellents. 

The program focused on Tanzania, one of the top five African countries for malaria deaths worldwide.** Assistance went to rangers in 20 protected areas of Tanzania, including three that are home to endangered rhinos.