Wildlife Ranger Challenge

Unite With Rangers Across Africa

Last year, 125 ranger teams across Africa, as well as almost 1,000 public supporters from 82 countries, joined together for the 2021 Wildlife Ranger Challenge. The multimillion-dollar fundraising initiative saw rangers participate in a 21km race across the varied and challenging terrain of Africa’s Protected Areas, raising awareness of the struggles facing wildlife rangers.

Following the success of the initiative, which has raised more than $13.5m to support rangers across Africa since its inception in 2020, the need to get behind the men and women working on the front line of conservation is greater than ever.

A survey conducted by Tusk at the recent Tusk Conservation Symposium found that the top five threats to conservation over the next ten years are:

  • Habitat loss/land use change
  • Human population growth
  • Climate change
  • Poaching/wildlife crime
  • Human-wildlife conflict 

The skills required to meet these challenges are indicative of the changing role of rangers on the front line of African conservation. A ranger is not just a man with a gun going after poachers, but so much more.

The Wildlife Ranger Challenge is supported by the Scheinberg Relief Fund.

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