Wildlife ACT - Wildlife Ranger Challenge 2023

Wildlife ACT is taking on the Wildlife Ranger Challenge to raise awareness of the vital role our 7 rangers play in protecting South Africa's Hluhluwe - iMfolozi Park, and supporting an estimated 28 livelihoods.

Hluhluwe - iMfolozi Park – South Africa

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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.

Wildlife ACT - Hluhluwe - iMfolozi Park have run sustainable, long-term monitoring and conservation projects throughout Zululand over the past fourteen years. Our aim is to develop and implement innovative, ground based and sustainable conservation models that save our wildlife, protect our wilderness, and benefit our local communities.

We are a team of experienced conservationists, working to save our endangered and threatened wildlife from extinction. We assist game reserves by providing tracking and monitoring services free of charge. Wildlife ACT is unique in that we actively advance conservation by initiating, implementing and managing monitoring projects on reserves which do not have existing monitoring programmes in place.

Many African game reserves do not have the funds or capacity to run effective wildlife monitoring projects despite monitoring being an essential part of conservation. WRC has assisted us by providing much needed funding to keep our teams in the field. Our two permanent monitoring teams working on the Hluhluwe - iMfolozi Park are a crucial component to the conservation of all the species on the reserve..

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

May 2, 2023, 10:01:40 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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