Lion Landscapes - Mugie Conservancy - Wildlife Ranger Challenge 2023

Lion Landscapes is taking on the Wildlife Ranger Challenge to raise awareness of the vital role our 80 rangers play in protecting Kenya's Mugie Conservancy, and supporting an estimated 960 livelihoods.

Mugie 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.

Lion Landscapes - Mugie Conservancy plays a key role in landscape connectivity and the rangers on the ground work day and night to ensure the protection of all the flora and fauna inside the conservancy and as much as resources allow, in the neighbouring communities.

The hard work of the rangers has paid off, and over the past 5 years there have been zero recorded poaching incidents inside the conservancy.

A major conservation challenge experienced by Mugie is HWC, a little inside the conservancy but mostly in the neighbouring communities. Crop raiding elephants and livestock eating predators are weekly occurrences. Through community trainings, education, and ranger support/response, the conservancy manages to contain most incidents, but at times, lack in resources and inability to send a team on the ground leads to extensive damage or retaliation incidents.

So far, funds received through the WRC have supported Mugie with the purchase of monitoring equipment for the rangers. The equipment has gone a long way in supporting the collection of data to support decision making.

All the support that might be received in 2023 will be funnelled towards the mitigation of HWC

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, 2:15:50 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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