Luwire Wildlife Conservancy - Wildlife Ranger Challenge 2023

Luwire Wildlife Conservancy is taking on the Wildlife Ranger Challenge to raise awareness of the vital role our 72 rangers play in protecting Mozambique's Niassa Special Reserve, and supporting an estimated 350 livelihoods.

Niassa Special Reserve – Mozambique

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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.

Luwire Wildlife Conservancy - Niassa Special Reserve in Northern Mozambique covers over one million acres of diverse and beautiful country within the Miombo belt.  Large rivers and riparian belts, open dambos and palm flats are accentuated by towering granite inselbergs.  Apart from rhinos, there is a full and abundant diversity of wildlife.


Luwire’s scouts have been at the forefront of turning a depleted area into a thriving and secure national asset.  This has been achieved against a backdrop of extreme logistics, tropical disease, commercial elephant poaching, the threat of radical groups and shoestring funding.  We have turned the 5000 local people who live within the area from threat to partner guardians.

The WRC fundraising platform has helped us to fill the inevitable funding gaps.  Conservation at scale is costly and we need all the assistance possible.  We thank Tusk Trust for their support and for the sense of community this event generates between far flung teams in protected areas across Africa.

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 2, 2023, 1:11:20 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.

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