The Southern African Wildlife College - Wildlife Ranger Challenge 2023

The Southern African Wildlife College is taking on the Wildlife Ranger Challenge to raise awareness of the vital role rangers play in protecting South Africa's Greater Kruger Area, and supporting an estimated 100 livelihoods.


Amount Raised:

Target: $10,000
23 Donations

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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 Southern African Wildlife College - Greater Kruger Area is registered as an accredited private, independent non-profit higher education and training institution specialising in conservation education, training and skills development.

The WRC has meant a great deal not only in terms of financial support, but also boosting the morale of rangers. Without funding, the SAWC would not have continued its vital work, such as training field rangers from across the region, to help inform industry on best practice, and support the greater Kruger area through its counter poaching units.

Support in 2023 will ensure training of field rangers. It will also further train and develop the use of canine capacity to ensure the protection of threatened species, such as rhino, in the greater Kruger National Park, the College's direct area of operation. This includes training of dogs in detection and counter poaching skills and being directly involved in counter poaching operations. Aerial patrols will continue, flying an average of 80-100 hours per month. This support will impact wildlife poaching, weapons being removed from the system, and successful arrests of those involved in wildlife crime.

Give today and the Scheinberg Relief Fund will match every dollar donated, amplifying your impact. 

Join us in speaking up #ForWildlifeRangers

K9 Mini Challenge

Jul 19, 2023, 9:15:22 AM

SAWC team member Kirah and her K9 Arrow participated in the K9 mini challenge, they had lots of fun doing it and came in 5th place! Congrats to the top three teams and to all who participated with their special four legged counter parts. Follow the below link to find out more and get involved with your own dogs πŸ•β€πŸ¦Ί - Let us know how you get on!

Will you?

Jul 19, 2023, 8:48:55 AM

Team SAWC - Tebogo, Kirah, Excellent and Clive are calling upon YOU to help us raise awareness and funds that will support rangers across Africa. Our team of rangers are in training and preparing for race day where they will run 21km wearing backpacks weighing 22kgs for the men, and 10kgs for the ladies. We would like to invite you to spend the next two months training in support of our team, while raising awareness about the plight faced by rangers across Africa. Your support will help us raise funds for rangers whilst also supporting our operational teams at the College, including our ranger training team, our K9 unit and our airwing. Visit our website for more information:

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May 22, 2023, 2:25:24 PM

Over the next three months our 2023 team, Clive, Excellent, Kirah and Tebogo will be training and preparing for race day on the 16th September! We invite you to follow along on their journey which we will be sharing with you across our social pages. The Wildlife Ranger Challenge aims to raise funds for frontline conservation efforts across Africa, whilst generating awareness of the challenging and increasingly diverse role of wildlife rangers and their vital role in achieving global biodiversity targets. Find out more about this years event on our website - #ForWildlifeRangers #SouthernAfricanWildlifeCollege #TeamSAWC #WildlifeRangerChallenge

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

May 2, 2023, 9:35:12 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.

Eryn Ho

Eryn's Fundraiser - Wildlife Ranger Challenge (Team SAWC)

Amount Raised $1,550 of $1,000
Ashley Noel Young

Join Me & Support Team SAWC!

Amount Raised $425 of $2,500

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