Wildlife Action Group - Malawi - Wildlife Ranger Challenge 2023

Wildlife Action Group - Malawi is taking on the Wildlife Ranger Challenge to raise awareness of the vital role our 43 rangers play in protecting Malawi's Thuma & Dedza Salima Escarpement Forest Reserves, and supporting an estimated 430 livelihoods.

Wildlife Action Group - Malawi

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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 Action Group - Malawi - Thuma & Dedza Salima Escarpement Forest Reserves is a focused and responsive conservation team that over the years has worked hard to protect, preserve and restore the biodiversity and wildlife that live within the reserves. Despite positive impacts on the ground, both forests remain under severe pressure from all sides.

Our dedicated, hard working skilled rangers serve to prevent the illegal killing of wildlife including the African elephant and the illegal unsustainable take off of forest products. We do this through conducting daily patrols on foot. Our rangers are actively engaged and play a vital role in the community's daily lives through supporting income generating projects, environmental education in schools, promoting human wildlife coexistence..

Through WRC we have been able to maintain a stable ranger force in the field, rangers continue to support their families, communities profit from vital income projects, rangers' accommodation has had a refurbishment, ranger training has been conducted. WAG is very proud to be part of this incentive and in 2023 we rely on this to continue our vital work protecting important wild spaces, wildlife and the communities surrounding.

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

May 2, 2023, 10:17:09 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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