The AWDF is a non-profit African private ranger organization, 80% of the organization's revenue is spent on its programs, while 20% of revenue is spent on administration and fundraising. It is supported by private and corporate donations, internet advertising and grants. The group is operated by both paid rangers and volunteers. The organization is committed to staying small, by operating with a few Special Operations Task Forces only. The AWDF is governed by a board of directors, including Jean DB. The board has several advisers, each addressing an area of expertise. The board consist of an Environmental Scientist, an Anthropologist, a Law Enforcement Advisor, a Financial and Management Advisor.
As a private ranger services contractor the AWDF focuses on wildlife conservation and rainforest conservation. The AWDF has the expertise to also intervene in mangroves, lakes and waterways but does not work at sea. Our major working field is central Africa in the parks located in the border region of Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Sudan, Uganda and Central African Republic. This because of the different rebel groups that infest the parks in this region. The AWDF want to increase its presence in Africa by sending rangers to locations in Chad, Cameroon, Kenya, Tanzania, Namibia and South Africa. In the establishment of the AWDF was recorded that the parks in central, eastern and southern Africa are prioritized for intervention. The AWDF does not send rangers to north Africa. And in west Africa they only send rangers to Mali and Nigeria. The AWDF does NOT accept unsolicited proposals and intervenes only at the request of a local government. The AWDF is aware of its social responsibility. Wildlife protection is both economic and ecological important in Africa. We are a none religious, none political related organization and we fight only for wildlife. We are an elite park ranger organization and NOT a refuge for former rebels, child-soldiers and criminals. The AWDF is the first park ranger organization in Africa which signed “The International Code of Conduct for Private Security Providers (ICoC)”.