Big Life Foundation - Wildlife Ranger Challenge 2023

Big Life Foundation is taking on the Wildlife Ranger Challenge to raise awareness of the vital role our 360 rangers play in protecting Kenya's Amboseli Ecosystem, and supporting an estimated 2520 livelihoods.

Amboseli Ecosystem – Kenya

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Target: $10,000
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Rangers are Africa’s unsung heroes. They hold diverse roles as conservationists, teachers, community support workers, leaders and much more.

The Wildlife Ranger Challenge, organised by Tusk, is a celebration of solidarity, connection and camaraderie for the ranger profession. Culminating on 16th September 2023, the campaign raises vital funds for Africa's biodiversity guardians.

Big Life’s Amboseli Ecosystem is one of Earth’s most iconic natural treasures. Kilimanjaro presides over a 2 million acre landscape teeming with life and home to one of the last gene pools of ‘super tusker’ elephants in Africa.

However, just 10% of this landscape is formerly protected, and large herbivores spend an estimated 80% of their time outside of the relatively small National Parks. It is in these spaces that Big Life Foundation works; across approximately 1.6 million acres of land predominantly owned by Maasai communities.

Big Life believes conservation and human development are inextricably linked, and our diverse range of innovative programs, co-designed with the communities affected by them, have had incredible success at tackling evolving conservation challenges like poaching, the illegal wildlife trade, HWC, and habitat destruction.

The WRC supports BLF's over 360 rangers by: feeling connected to a truly global mission; gaining great respect among their peers for showcasing their physical prowess; and giving rangers the chance to bond in a more relaxed manner than the often stressful job of patrols and anti-poaching.

Give today and the Scheinberg Relief Fund will match every dollar donated, amplifying your impact. Join us in speaking up #ForWildlifeRangers

The press-up challenge results are in!

Aug 9, 2023, 11:05:38 AM

On Monday our two WRC teams: Team Lion and Team Black Rhino completed the press-up challenge with our top score being 151 and our top individual score being a whopping 69! Very well done to the guys!

The press-up challenge results are in!

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

Apr 27, 2023, 11:59:52 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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