Malilangwe Trust - Wildlife Ranger Challenge 2023

Malilangwe Trust is taking on the Wildlife Ranger Challenge to raise awareness of the vital role our 90 rangers play in protecting Zimbabwe's Ecosystem, and supporting an estimated 1000 livelihoods.

Malilangwe Trust – Zimbabwe

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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.

The Malilangwe Scouts are a proud and disciplined anti-poaching team who are dedicated to the protection and monitoring of wildlife on the Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve. Malilangwe Trust employs 90 scouts who are strategically deployed. Daily patrols contribute to law enforcement and biological monitoring. While on patrol they observe and record data on all large mammals, which is captured into an extensive database and used to direct management and further scientific research.

Amongst the rangers, there is a unit of highly trained individuals,whose primary role is to rapidly react to any security incidents. They work closely with the Head of Security to conduct scouts training, assist with boundary and night patrols, rhino monitoring and data collection, assist government authorities with off property policing and visit local communities, with whom they forge meaningful relationships.

Support from WRC 2023 will enable us to kit out the Malilangwe Scouts with new boots, which will allow them to traverse the reserve daily in diverse terrains and all-weather conditions, as well as upgrade their first aid kits and hiking packs with hydration systems.

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, 3:58:16 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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