Frankfurt Zoological Society - Wildlife Ranger Challenge 2023

Frankfurt Zoological Society is taking on the Wildlife Ranger Challenge to raise awareness of the vital role our 207 rangers play in protecting Zimbabwe's Gonarezhou National Park, and supporting an estimated 1000 livelihoods.

Gonarezhou National Park – Zimbabwe

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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.

Frankfurt Zoological Society - Gonarezhou National Park

The Gonarezhou National Park is a co-management partnership established between the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority, and the Frankfurt Zoological Society.

A true conservation partnership, the Park is managed on a day-to-day basis by the Gonarezhou Conservation Trust, a dedicated and professional team made up of employees from the Zimbabwe Parks and WMA, the FZS and the Gonarezhou Conservation Trust itself. The aim is to be a model for sustainable conservation in Africa.

Our approach to conservation is to enhance the protection and management of natural capital as a basis for ecological sustainability, sustainable tourism and local economic development in Gonarezhou and neighbouring communities. The Rangers' role is complex: from typical anti-poaching work, to tourist interaction, to community engagement and of course special species protection. Building capacity among our staff is a top priority.

Our fundraising aim will focus on the construction of a gymnasium for all of the 300 Gonarezhou staff and families to use. This will promote health and well-being, as well as an opportunity to bring different departments and people together.

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

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

May 2, 2023, 3:15:35 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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