Lion Landscapes - Ol Maisor Ranch - Wildlife Ranger Challenge 2023

Lion Landscapes is taking on the Wildlife Ranger Challenge to raise awareness of the vital role our 14 rangers play in protecting Kenya's Ol Maisor Ranch, and supporting an estimated 40 livelihoods.

Ol Maisor Ranch – 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 - Ol Maisor Ranch and the surrounding farms are habitat for a stable lion population with a number of prides. Ol Maisor currently has up to 3 large prides living within our boundary as well as a number of males.

Through Lion Landscapes, we have 8 trained lion rangers who help in gathering data and monitoring the movement of these lions. They have also helped in reducing conflict with livestock both with the farm herds and neighboring community herds. While conflicts still happen our rangers work on reducing the risk of poaching/poisoning incidents through education into better bomas and practices to reduce lion attacks.

Ol Maisor also has around 14 security officers who work on removing snares and patrolling fence lines to stop any incidents of wildlife poaching. These officers work closely with our rangers and our K9 team.

The WRC has been a major event each year for our rangers and security team. They love it! It brings all departments of our farm together as we have rangers working in different roles within the organisation. Last year as a result of Ol Maisor farm coming 2nd in the 21k, we have been awarded boots for all 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, 2:22:14 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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