African People & Wildlife - Wildlife Ranger Challenge 2024

Join African People & Wildlife in taking on the 2024 Wildlife Ranger Challenge! Let's celebrate our co-ed coexistence officers who support people and protect wildlife in the shared lands around Tanzania's Tarangire National Park.

Tarangire Coexistence Team – Tanzania

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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, organized by Tusk, is a celebration of solidarity, connection, and camaraderie for the ranger profession.

Tanzania's wildlife faces growing threats. Habitat loss from human development and diminishing food and water sources—made worse with climate change—push animals closer to villages and create conflict.

African People & Wildlife partners with locals to co-create and support solutions like Community Game Scouts, who patrol communal lands bordering Tarangire National Park and act as peacekeepers for both wildlife and pastoralists.

These citizen scientist-rangers are more than guards. They collect real-time data on conflict events, guiding rapid responses to livestock attacks, crop damage, and wildlife presence. This data prevents escalation and fosters coexistence.

Unleash your wild spirit this summer by making a gift and participating in the Challenge! Your donation through the Wildlife Ranger Challenge or directly on the African People & Wildlife website supports communities as they live with wildlife and share wild spaces. Each contribution provides stipends, training, and equipment for scouts and our larger network of 150+ human-wildlife coexistence officers.

Give today and the Scheinberg Relief Fund will match every dollar.

Trumpets and Roars: Tarangire Game Scouts Win in 2023

May 28, 2024, 5:50:21 PM

In September 2023, over 100 teams joined Tusk’s global Wildlife Ranger Challenge, running a 21km race while carrying 22kg of gear each. Teams made up of APW-supported Community Game Scouts secured both first and second place, marking their second victory in three years! Though their daily tasks may not always be in the spotlight, or even in daylight, these scouts remain dedicated to protecting wildlife and helping people living alongside them in the communal lands surrounding Tarangire National Park. Join us in supporting this co-ed team of coexistence officers as we compete in the 2024 Wildlife Ranger Challenge and bring attention to roles and contributions of rangers across the continent! [Caption] The winning team poses at the finish line: Ezekiel Loserian, Mwasudi Nasiru, Ramadhani Mustafa, and Milya Hodati (L-R). Credit: Emily Paul/African People & Wildlife

Trumpets and Roars: Tarangire Game Scouts Win in 2023

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