Game Rangers Association of Africa - Wildlife Ranger Challenge 2023

Game Rangers Association of Africa is taking on the Wildlife Ranger Challenge to raise awareness of the vital role our 2000 rangers play in protecting Africa's Ecosystem and supporting an estimated 8000 livelihoods.

Game Rangers Association Africa

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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.

Our 2000 rangers from Game Rangers Association of Africa work in diverse landscapes and habitats across Africa where they protect the things we all love and need. They help protect Africa's wildlife, ensuring that surrounding communities can benefit from its existence and act as the ambassadors of all conservation efforts.

The funds raised from the Wildlife Ranger Challenge to date have helped improve the working and living conditions of these rangers by providing them with much needed medical evacuation, accidental death and disability cover. They work in remote, austere environments where their safety is paramount.

In 2023 we will continue to improve the working conditions of rangers by ensuring they are better protected and supported in the field. Improved ranger support and capability are essential for a motivated and effective ranger corps that has positive outcomes for conservation and Africa's iconic wildlife. Let's unite behind Africa's rangers and ensure they are better supported.

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

Apr 27, 2023, 2:17:04 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.

Tony Leitao

Walking with Friends

Amount Raised $65 of $100
Marvin Basson

Nuwehoop Ranger Training College

Amount Raised $0 of $15,000

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