Lion Landscapes - Loisaba Conservancy - Wildlife Ranger Challenge 2023

Lion Landscapes is taking on the Wildlife Ranger Challenge to raise awareness of the vital role our 96 rangers play in protecting Kenya's Loisaba Conservancy, and supporting an estimated 1000 livelihoods.

Loisaba 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.

Established in 2014 with support from The Nature Conservancy (TNC), Loisaba is a critical link in northern Kenya’s mosaic of community, government, and private protected areas. Lion Landscapes - Loisaba Conservancy’s mission is to protect and enhance the abundant wildlife, while also supporting sustainable livestock production and improving the lives of neighbouring communities.

The role of the rangers is to provide wildlife monitoring and prevention of poaching with regular patrols, engage local community members in conservation, and assist community members in security incidents and human-wildlife conflict issues.

The Wildlife Ranger Challenge has helped to support the cost of security and boost morale for the rangers. Funding has contributed towards good quality boots for the rangers, which are necessary due to the many kilometres patrolled on foot to ensure the safety of Loisaba and its inhabitants.

Even the best quality boots eventually get worn down, and in 2023 we hope the WRC can support the purchase and shipping of replacement boots for our rangers.

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 11, 2023, 2:06:23 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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