Painted Dog Conservation - Wildlife Ranger Challenge 2024

Painted Dog Conservation is taking on the Wildlife Ranger Challenge to raise awareness of our rangers' vital role in protecting Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park Buffer Zone and supporting an estimated 200 livelihoods.

Hwange National Park Buffer Zone – Zimbabwe

Amount Raised:

$1,417
+ $337.50 Gift Aid
14%
66 remaining days
Target: $10,000
3 Donations

Our Story

Rangers are Africa’s unsung heroes. They hold diverse roles as conservationists, teachers, community support workers, and leaders.

The Wildlife Ranger Challenge, organised by Tusk, celebrates solidarity, connection and camaraderie in the ranger profession. Culminating on 21st September 2024, the campaign raises vital funds for Africa's biodiversity guardians.

The Painted Dog Conservation - Hwange National Park Buffer Zone Anti-poaching Unit scouts in collaboration with Mabale Community Anti-poaching Unit carry out patrols on a daily basis throughout the Gwayi Conservancy and buffer zones surrounding Hwange National Park. These units work collaboratively with Hwange National Park and Forestry Commission officials.

With joint efforts and resources, the collective anti-poaching efforts maximise efficiency and cover as large an area as possible - patrol areas are currently more than 10,000 square kilometres.

WRC funding for rangers allowed us to keep boots on the ground and deter the level of poaching that had spiralled due to COVID-19-induced desperation. It allowed us to continue anti-poaching unit deployment, which relies heavily on vehicles for rapid deployment and resourcing of the scouts in the field.


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

Peter

$126.50 + $31.63 Gift Aid

Hope this comes in handy

7/22/24, 2:51 PM

Livia

$1,250.00 + $312.50 Gift Aid

Go Vusile!! ??

7/19/24, 7:34 PM

Gabrielle Y

$40.00

Go Team PDC - you've got this!

6/12/24, 10:00 PM

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