Stand Tall, Stand with Us: Support Lewa Wildlife Conservancy's Ranger Challenge

Lewa Wildlife Conservancy is taking on the Wildlife Ranger Challenge to raise awareness of the vital role our 124 rangers play in protecting Kenya's ecosystem and supporting an estimated 11,999 livelihoods.

Lewa Wildlife Conservancy – 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.

Lewa Wildlife Conservancy (LWC), forms part of the 380 km2 Lewa-Borana Landscape (LBL). The LBL is located in Northern Kenya with the strategic objective of offering security and protection to threatened wildlife and people within the landscape and in the immediate community neighbourhoods. This is achieved through the enhanced wildlife protection project, which mainly works through the versatile ranger teams within the LBL. LWC's rangers are critical in the protection of wildlife, natural resources, and people within the landscape.

Since its inception, WRC has ensured that the 124 rangers in LWC are kept on employment, are sufficiently remunerated for their sacrifice in protecting wildlife, are regularly trained, and have their general welfare standards improved, thus leading to an improved level of motivation and performance by the rangers. The 2023 WRC support will go a long way in supporting salaries, insurance, and purchase of equipment for the rangers, ensuring continuous improvement.

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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.

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