Unite to support Africa's wildlife rangers
Wildlife rangers throughout Africa are incredibly brave men and women and they all deserve our support and help as they battle to protect wildlife.
Unfortunately, they are facing severe cuts in salaries their resources. This means that their families may be destitute – often some rangers won’t see their families for months – and it also means that wildlife may be helpless against poachers.
So what do rangers do?
Rangers undertake varying responsibilities but overall they may:
So what is the Wildlife Ranger Challenge all about?
On October 3rd, 88 teams of wildlife protectors are going to compete in a 21 km race through the varied terrain of their patrol regions. They will carry their typical 25kg backpack and equipment as they go.
Their aim is to raise awareness and funds for their colleagues who are dedicated to defending wildlife and supporting local communities.
The Wildlife Ranger Challenge website is the place to go for more information and there are social media streams as well you can follow the event on.
Wildlife are depending on all of us. Please share the event with #forwildliferangers
It’s not too late to take on the Challenge and to fundraise or donate.
Every dollar donated will be matched by the Scheinberg Relief Fund, doubling your generous contribution.
Actions for Animals
Wildlife and our last remaining wild places are being destroyed because of human action or inaction and because of our own short –term greed.
Peter Fearnhead, CEO, African Parks Network, South Africa