Kidepo Valley National Park - Wildlife Ranger Challenge 2023

Kidepo Valley National Park is taking part in the Wildlife Ranger Challenge to raise awareness of the role of 400 rangers working to protect Kidepo Valley National Park ecosystem, and support an estimated 1000000 livelihoods.

Kidepo Valley National Park

Amount Raised:

Target: $25,000
67 Donations

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The Wildlife Ranger Challenge, organised by Tusk and culminating on 17th September, celebrates their many roles and is raising much-needed funds to support their work.

Rangers are the backbone of all operations in Kidepo Valley National Park. There are various types of rangers including: law enforcement, tour guides, community conservation, intelligence, veterinary and research & monitoring. Whether anti-poaching, protecting local farms from elephant crop raiding, or responding to injured wildlife, all rangers work together and are fully operational.

With tourism having collapsed due to the COVID19 pandemic, UWA has been working on much reduced budgets. The funds raised by WRC previously have provided critical funds for ranger patrol food, fuel for patrol cars, motorbikes and boats, the maintenance of frontline cars, basic kit and veterinary drugs for rescues.

Your contribution will help support over 400 rangers and an estimated 40,000 livelihoods in and around Kidepo Valley National Park in Uganda.

Follow campaign updates on social media with #ForWildlifeRangers.

CHALLENGE ACCEPTED! The first Mini Challenge completed successfully.

Jun 13, 2023, 7:36:29 AM

Our team took on the first Mini Challenge, the nature and wildlife quiz and we now await the announcement of results. Next up is the Push-up Challenge which we shall be more than ready for!

CHALLENGE ACCEPTED! The first Mini Challenge completed successfully.

We are getting ready!

Jun 9, 2023, 12:49:57 PM

Thank you for your support last year! We successfully completed the 21km race with 22kg on our backs, finishing in 2nd place among the teams that ran at Murchison Falls National Park. Although it was tough and we finished bruised and exhausted, it was worth it and we’re grateful for all the donations and the awareness about the work that we do. We have already started preparations for this year’s race and we shall be sharing updates here and on our social media pages periodically as we go along. Consider supporting our team with a donation and share the link with your family and friends!

We are getting ready!

The Old Fogeys

The Old Fogeys

Amount Raised $5,549 of $10,000
The Kidepo Lionhearts

"The Kidepo Lionhearts" - Running our socks off for our Wildlife Rangers - 16th September

Amount Raised $2,591 of $2,000
The Angry Cheetahs

The Angry Cheetahs

Amount Raised $933 of $2,000
Grassrootz Adventures

Grassrootz Adventures

Amount Raised $0 of $5,000

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