Tsavo Trust - Wildlife Ranger Challenge 2023

Tsavo Trust is taking on the Wildlife Ranger Challenge to raise awareness of the vital role our 37 rangers play in protecting Kenya's Tsavo Conservation Area, and supporting an estimated 4000 livelihoods.

Tsavo Conservation Area – 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.

Tsavo Trust - Tsavo Conservation Area comprises 49% of Kenya’s Protected Areas. It has vast and varied wilderness habitats that provide huge potential for wildlife growth. It holds Kenya’s largest single elephant population – 14,964 elephants (41% of Kenya's Elephant)

Between 2013 and 2022, Tsavo Trust played a significant role alongside KWS in reducing elephant poaching by over 70% in the TCA. In 2021 alone, 781 hours were flown, covering 86,129 kms. Our combined aerial and ground Tsavo Trust / KWS deployments accounted for 120 arrests, the recovery of 82 elephant tusks, the removal of 1,233 snares and recovery of 1,158 kilograms of bushmeat.

Since inception, the same joint efforts as above accounted for 860 arrests, 50 responses to armed contacts, the recovery of 741 elephant tusks, locating 258 poacher camps / hides, the recovery of 4,627 kilograms of bushmeat and the recovery of 5,880 wire snares to mention a few notable statistics.

The WRC has helped keep Tsavo Trust rangers in the field. This has allowed them to continue their essential jobs to protect Tsavo’s wildlife. The WRC challenge has helped generate needed funds for Rangers across Africa and in doing so, helped African wildlife.

Give today and the Scheinberg Relief Fund will match every dollar donated, amplifying your impact. Join us in speaking up #ForWildlifeRangers

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

May 2, 2023, 9:48:39 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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