The Ride 4 Rangers team is halfway through their cumulative bike ride challenge. Aiming for a 30,000km total distance – the equivalent of circumnavigating Africa. Ben Morison, the organiser and driving force behind the challenge, gives us an update from the road.
"Before we started working to protect grey crowned cranes most people did not know the bird was endangered and rapidly dying out in Rwanda." - Olivier Nsengimana, Founder, The Rwanda Wildlife Conservation Association.
A team of British amateur cyclists start global 30,000km bike ride with Land's End to John O’Groats adventure to protect African rangers & wildlife
“What motivates me is the responsibility of showing elephant babies that they have come to the right place, the right family.” - Dorothy Florence Lowakutuk
Ranger teams spanning the continent join forces in the Wildlife Ranger Challenge to bring thousands of their counterparts back to the field.
The Ride4Rangers Challenge has been launched by the UK Africa travel industry in partnership with Tusk as part of the Wildlife Ranger Challenge, to raise vital funds to support rangers, the first line of defence in protecting Africa’s endangered species. The initiative will see the travel industry cumulatively cycle 30,000 km - the equivalent of cycling around Africa.
A global community of runners, walkers and riders spanning the globe from Peru via Gabon to New Zealand have joined together for a common cause, raising vital funds for conservation in Kenya.
Tusk’s Royal Patron, The Duke of Cambridge, this morning joined an online forum with leading African conservationists to discuss the impacts of the global pandemic on the sector, its implications on wildlife and communities and the solutions being adopted across the continent.
In a show of solidarity to the conservation sector, HRH The Duke of Cambridge has highlighted the current risk to decades of conservation progress and the inevitable impact the global crisis will have on jobs, livelihoods and wildlife on the African continent.
Winchester based artist Hannah Shergold is releasing her 2020 collection with 20% of all proceeds being donated to Tusk, and a further two pieces to be sold by online auction on June 21st with 100% for the charity. The collection can be viewed online and by appointment at La Galleria on London's Pall Mall from Monday 15th - Saturday 29th June.
The World’s fastest Marathon runner Eliud Kipchoge visited Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in northern Kenya on Saturday to take part in a very special training run alongside some of the reserve’s wildlife rangers, and to help promote this year's Virtual Lewa Safari Marathon.
Although the devastating consequences COVID-19 will most likely cause in Africa is still unknown, the collapse in tourism and other revenue is already threatening rural livelihoods and conservation efforts, and could lead to an increase in poaching and further habitat loss.