Africa Nature Investors Foundation - Wildlife Ranger Challenge 2024

Africa Nature Investors Foundation is taking on the Wildlife Ranger Challenge to raise awareness of the vital role our 40 rangers play in protecting Nigeria's Okomu National Park, and supporting an estimated 160 livelihoods.

Okomu National Park – Nigeria

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Target: $2,000
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Our Story

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 21st September 2024, the campaign raises vital funds for Africa's biodiversity guardians.

The Okomu National Park (ONP) is a rich biodiverse 200 km2 of mature secondary forest. The Park represents one of the best examples of mature secondary forest left in southwest Nigeria and supporting significant populations of critically endangered fauna and flora.

Along with the rainforest ecosystem benefits, ONP is habitat to one of the last remaining breeding herds of ‘critically endangered’ West African forest elephant in Nigeria.

However, these forests are under increasing threat and pressure from logging activities and human encroachment. The opportunistic and illegal timber harvesting results in clashes with rangers and poses an imminent threat to the forest biodiversity. If nothing is done, these forests and their elephants could be lost forever.

Give today and the Scheinberg Relief Fund will match every dollar donated, amplifying your impact. Join us in speaking up #ForWildlifeRangers

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