Bongo Surveillance Project - Wildlife Ranger Challenge 2023

Bongo Surveillance Project is taking on the Wildlife Ranger Challenge to raise awareness of the vital role our 18 rangers play in protecting Kenya's National Forests, and supporting an estimated 200 livelihoods.

Kenya's National Forests – 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.

The Bongo Surveillance Project rangers team monitors the key habitats of the Bongo. In the areas - Mau Complex (2nd largest group in Maasai Mau Forest) and in Aberdares (Conservation area / National park), Eburru and Mt Kenya (Ragati). The team are the only rangers with the experience to consistently monitor these Bongo zones. They monitor the Bongo, the forest and other wildlife using new technologies such as GPS, Camera traps and hand camera photographs. They are a critical source of data for the KWS Bongo Task Force. The BSP rangers are an integral link to the communities. The team have the necessary credentials, experience and respect from the authorities, our partners and the communities.

WRC support helps the BSP Rangers continue with their surveillance work, along with paying their salaries, rations and purchases of field gear (uniforms, trap cameras, batteries, rain coats, GPS gadgets, transport and tents). The funds will also facilitate meetings with rangers for communities and schools.

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

Apr 27, 2023, 12:10:46 PM

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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