Maasai Mara Wildlife Conservancies Association - Wildlife Ranger Challenge 2023

Maasai Mara Wildlife Conservancies Association is taking on the Wildlife Ranger Challenge to raise awareness of the vital role our 400 rangers play in protecting Kenya's Ecosystem, and supporting an estimated 15600 livelihoods.

Maasai Mara Wildlife Conservancies – 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.

Maasai Mara Wildlife Conservancies Association area holds over 25% of Kenya's wildlife. It is known for its annual wildebeest migration and is part of the Serengeti ecosystem in Northern Tanzania. Wildlife in the area faces numerous challenges including snaring, poaching, wildlife poisoning, and fencing among several other challenges. Community rangers in the ecosystem play a critical role in protecting and safeguarding wildlife while promoting the peaceful coexistence of wildlife and indigenous communities. The rangers are mainly made up of the local Maasai who are not necessarily trained in modern wildlife crimes and thus sophisticated poaching is a big challenge.

Community rangers need continuous training to impart skills and knowledge to meet the demanding task of wildlife protection and management. Lack of a conducive working environment coupled with a lack of mobility, vast working environment, and minimal strength in terms of ranger numbers, renders them ineffective in wildlife monitoring and security. Support from WRC will enhance rangers' morale, well being, improve wildlife security, and enhance peaceful co-existence between communities and wildlife.

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Support a unique conservation initiative empowering and uniting wildlife rangers across Africa.

May 2, 2023, 3:50:13 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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