The front line of wildlife protection can be a dangerous place. From machete-wielding poachers to buffalos lurking in the thick bush, being a ranger is not for the faint-hearted. Facing this, it is critical that the Big Life rangers know what to do when things go wrong. With generous support from The Thin Green Line Foundation and African Wildlife Foundation, one dedicated trainer has just spent two weeks giving 201 rangers (188 from Big Life and 13 from Kenya Wildlife Service) a crash course in how to keep someone alive. Working in remote environments where help might be hours away, this training could save a ranger’s life in future, and nothing is more important to us.