Africa Foundation - Wildlife Ranger Challenge 2023

Our Oceans Without Borders Marine Rangers work tirelessly to protect seascapes around Mnemba, Vamizi and Benguerra Islands; their dual role as both community and conservation ambassadors calls for a unique skill set. To continue, they need our support.

Mnemba Island, Vamizi Island & Benguerra Island

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Target: $20,000
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Our Oceans Without Borders Community & Conservation Marine Rangers undertake critical work over 3 islands locations - Mnemba off the coast of Zanzibar Island, Vamizi in the Quirimbas Archipelago and Benguerra in the Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique.

The locally recruited teams are driven by their passion for marine wildlife and the beautiful natural environment around their home communities. In their multi-faceted role they are diving underwater, patrolling the landscape, capturing, documenting and analysing conservation data, protecting endangered sea turtle nesting sites, meeting with local government and stakeholders, running community workshops and teaching in classrooms! They work day into night, week into weekend, with the goal of ensuring that the seascapes remain healthy and biodiverse, and a beautiful destination for all to enjoy.

The funds generated through the Wildlife Ranger Challenge have been key to securing their positions and the continued conservation of these ocean spaces.

As the ‘Mnemba Green Turtles’, ‘Benguerra Dugongs’ and ‘Vamizi Coconut Crab’ ranger teams take on yet another 21km Wildlife Ranger Challenge, we ask that you please support them so that they can keep doing what they do best!  

Give to these unsung heroes today, and the Scheinberg Relief Fund will match every dollar donated, amplifying your impact. #ForWildlifeRangers

Support a unique conservation initiative empowering and uniting wildlife rangers across Africa.

Apr 27, 2023, 11:09:17 AM

Wildlife rangers operate on the very frontline of conservation across Africa, routinely making personal sacrifices to put their lives on the line to protect the continent’s magnificent wildlife and habitats. Yet they are so much more than just law enforcement officers: rangers are teachers, community support workers, mediators, researchers and so much more. Unfortunately, resources are not keeping pace with the scale of the challenges they are trying to tackle. For the fourth year running, the Wildlife Ranger Challenge sets out to redress this, by raising critical funding to cover operating costs, including salaries and equipment, for over 10,000 rangers. This will help them protect threatened wildlife and some of the continent's most vulnerable areas, while also protecting communities and securing coexistence with wildlife, as well as providing for their own families.

Support a unique conservation initiative empowering and uniting wildlife rangers across Africa.

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