Northern Rangelands Trust - Wildlife Ranger Challenge 2023

Northern Rangelands Trust is taking on the Wildlife Ranger Challenge to raise awareness of the vital role our 1033 rangers play in protecting Kenya's Ecosystem, and supporting an estimated 535985 livelihoods.

Northern Rangelands 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.

Northern Rangelands Trust (NRT) and its 43-member community conservancies have employed a total of 1,033 conservancy scouts and wildlife response units in Kenya, ranging from Savannah to woodlands and marine areas, with the sole purpose of protecting wildlife and marine species.

The teams are tasked with conducting daily patrols to monitor wildlife and gather information on wildlife trends, anti-poaching, preventing bushmeat poaching, illegal logging, charcoal burning, and mitigating and raising awareness of Human Wildlife Conflict within their operation areas.

To date, the Ranger Wildlife Challenge has aided their operations by providing fuel for regular patrols, as well as supporting the purchase of equipment, rations, and welfare. During the 2022 drought, rangers went out of their way to distribute hay to wildlife in some conservancies to help them cope with drought effects. Poaching has decreased as a result of the support, with arrests of suspected bushmeat poachers and the recovery of 1,500 kgs of bushmeat made in collaboration with law enforcement agencies.

WRC 2023 will help us improve and sustain our anti-poaching efforts by purchasing patrol equipment, fuel and support wildlife response team rations.

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

Apr 27, 2023, 4:18:30 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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