Northern Tuli Game Reserve - Wildlife Ranger Challenge 2023

Northern Tuli Game Reserve is taking on the Wildlife Ranger Challenge to raise awareness of the vital role our 14 rangers play in protecting Botswana's Ecosystem, and supporting an estimated 150 livelihoods.

Northern Tuli Game Reserve – Botswana

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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.

At Northern Tuli Game Reserve, we have a total of 14 rangers employed to look after 72000ha, operating with assistance from government authorities such as the police, wildlife department and other government agencies. Our Rangers role is to patrol, sweep areas where suspected activities take place and gather information, which is then shared with the relevant government authorities as the reserve borders both South Africa and Zimbabwe. Joint operations are also held on a regular basis when suitable.

The WRC funding has allowed the reserve to keep our rangers and their families employed and supported. It will take time for reserves to get to proper funding levels where rangers and the protection of conservation areas can be supported through tourism. The WRC  has kept our region protected and given assistance to man the reserve during a period of immense pressure including poaching, illegal harvesting and utilisation of resources from inside the park, human and development pressure, economic downturn, job losses, escalating crime and illegal activities. The Wildlife Ranger Challenge has done so much to support the work needed to control and rebuild conservation.

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

Apr 28, 2023, 8:52:29 AM

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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