Musekese Conservation Zambia

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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.

Musekese Conservation - Mumbwa GMA, Greater Kafue Ecosystem is a Zambian organisation working with the Department of National Parks & Wildlife (DNPW) in the Greater Kafue Ecosystem (GKE). Our goal is to contribute to the preservation of wildlife and habitat whilst promoting sustainable livelihoods for the communities living within and around the GKE. Since 2018 we have grown our overall team to over 55 people, 41 of which are wildlife rangers. The rangers have played an integral role in safeguarding a large area of the Kafue National Park and, since being founded, have apprehended over 75 poachers and recovered over 300 snares.

Between 2018 and early 2023, our area of focus has been the Musekese-Lumbeya region inside the Kafue National Park - this is the only section of the Kafue National Park on the Eastern section of the Kafue river. In 2022 African Parks and the Zambian government signed a 20-year co-management of the Kafue National Park. From March 2023, the MC ranger teams have been deployed into one of the GMA's that surround the park - the protection of that GMA is critical to the success of the overall ecosystem.

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Apr 27, 2023, 4:05:47 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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