Frankfurt Zoological Society - Wildlife Ranger Challenge 2023
Frankfurt Zoological Society is taking on the Wildlife Ranger Challenge to raise awareness of the vital role our 108 rangers play in protecting Zambia's Nsumbu National Park, and supporting an estimated 540 livelihoods.
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 16th September 2023, the campaign raises vital funds for Africa's biodiversity guardians.
Frankfurt Zoological Society - Nsumbu National Park covers the conservation area which is Nsumbu National Park and Tondwa Game Management Area, a vast area with unique landscapes. The rangers, in particular the community scouts, form the backbone of the protected area management in Nsumbu. They are responsible for making sure that this area is well protected by enforcing the law in their daily duties of patrols.
The WRC has supported the rangers by improving their welfare at home and work. It improved water sanitation in the ranger camp in Nsumbu to provide running water to rangers and their families, a first for many of them; provided field equipment including first aid medical supplies, satellite and radio communication devices and navigation aids; extended support towards establishing an aerial wing in Nsumbu to support ground patrols from the air. Participation also ensured rangers realise they are part of a larger global family of rangers that live and work in similar conditions, raising morale, excitement, and pride.
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Support a unique conservation initiative empowering and uniting wildlife rangers across Africa.Apr 27, 2023, 2:12:40 PM
Wildlife rangers operate on the very frontline of conservation across Africa, routinely making personal sacrifices to put their lives on the line to protect the continent’s magnificent wildlife and habitats. Yet they are so much more than just law enforcement officers: rangers are teachers, community support workers, mediators, researchers and so much more. Unfortunately, resources are not keeping pace with the scale of the challenges they are trying to tackle. For the fourth year running, the Wildlife Ranger Challenge sets out to redress this, by raising critical funding to cover operating costs, including salaries and equipment, for over 10,000 rangers. This will help them protect threatened wildlife and some of the continent's most vulnerable areas, while also protecting communities and securing coexistence with wildlife, as well as providing for their own families.