Ngare Ndare Forest Trust - Wildlife Ranger Challenge 2023

Ngare Ndare Forest Trust is taking on the Wildlife Ranger Challenge to raise awareness of the vital role our 26 rangers play in protecting Kenya's Ecosystem, and supporting an estimated 17,000 livelihoods.

Ngare Ndare Forest Trust– 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.

Ngare Ndare is a 5550-hectare indigenous forest. It’s home to a large population of birds and wildlife, and has been wholly depended on by a population of 17,000 people for water, pasture, firewood, traditional medicine and some areas set for beekeeping.

The forest is protected by rangers from the communities around the forest with great knowledge of the area. These rangers work over 3,000 hours each in a year in various roles like; daily patrols, wildlife monitoring and data collection. Ngare Ndare Forest Trust rangers participated in 2021 WRC which helped in acquiring new uniforms, increased deployment since resources like rangers camping equipment and more ration was acquired and most importantly the 2021 WRC has helped in the physique and general wellbeing of our rangers. The 2021 WRC also helped in team building with community members who cheered and ran alongside our rangers.

The 2023 WRC will help raise funds to employ more rangers and help in buying our own SMART gadgets server.

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

May 2, 2023, 4:06:01 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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