Wildlife Ranger Challenge 2023

Thousands of Wildlife Rangers are coming together again this September for the 2023 Wildlife Ranger Challenge.

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Launched in response to the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 with the goal of keeping wildlife rangers employed through the crisis, the Wildlife Ranger Challenge has grown into an annual celebration of solidarity, connection and camaraderie for the ranger profession.

Racing across Africa’s protected areas, wildlife rangers unite around a common goal: to raise vital funds for frontline conservation efforts. On 16th September 2023 more than 100 ranger teams spanning the diverse and varied terrains of Africa’s protected areas will compete in a coordinated 21km race across their respective landscapes carrying 22kg of kit. They will be joined by supporters from around the globe, running in solidarity #ForWildlifeRangers. 

As well as raising over $16 million so far, the Wildlife Ranger Challenge campaign has also connected thousands of rangers from 24 African countries with many thousands of supporters from more than 90 countries around the world – uniting the global north and the global south in a common goal.

The sense of community and comradeship demonstrated by the many rangers from across Africa participating in the Wildlife Ranger Challenge has created a united front for wildlife and the people who live and work to protect it.

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