Prince William has made a donation in honor of six park rangers who tragically lost their lives earlier this year.
According to the Thin Green Line Foundation, the Duke of Cambridge made a private donation to the Fallen Ranger Fund in honor of the rangers who were killed during an ambush in the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
“We are very grateful to The Duke of Cambridge for his recent support…for the families impacted by the devastating loss of six Rangers at Virunga National Park in January,” the foundation shared on social media over the past weekend.
We are very grateful to The Duke of Cambridge for his recent support through our Fallen Ranger Fund for the families impacted by the devastating loss of six Rangers at Virunga National Park in January.
For information and to donate please visit: https://t.co/YtexDdZGWY
— The Thin Green Line Foundation (@ThinGreenLine_) February 19, 2021
During the ambush, the six Park Rangers were attacked by armed assailants on the park’s border, and they “were taken by surprise and had no opportunity to defend themselves”. Reports said that local Mai-Mai groups are responsible for the deaths.
The Thin Green Line Foundation was founded to support the families of Rangers who die in the line of duty, and many of them are murdered by commercial poachers.
Earlier this week, William was seen visiting volunteers on the front line of the vaccine rollout in the UK.