Tashinga Initiative - Chirundu Task Force - Wildlife Ranger Challenge 2024

Tashinga Initiative is taking on the Wildlife Ranger Challenge to raise awareness of the vital role our 12 rangers play in protecting Zimbabwe's Rifa Safari Area, and supporting an estimated 60 livelihoods.

Tashinga Initiative - Chirundu Task Force – Zimbabwe

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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.

Rangers based in Tashinga Initiative - Rifa Safari Area (600 sq.km) operate under the Chirundu Antipoaching Project (CAPP) and form part of the patrol effort across the unique landscape that makes up the Zambezi Valley’s 12,820 sq km of wildlife protected areas.

Rangers protect territorial integrity, undertake biological monitoring, conservation management, community relations and manage equipment, resources and tourism. Rangers patrol in rugged and remote conditions, including boat patrols of approximately 70kms of the Zambezi River between Chirundu and the famous Kariba Dam Wall.

WRC Grants have addressed food security through the provision of monthly dry food hampers, the provision of ranger patrol kit, the maintenance of daily field-based and law enforcement operations, thus enhancing morale and efficacy. WRC 2024 will continue providing those monthly, all-important patrol food hampers, Rangers are operationalised with appropriate patrol kit that one Zambezi River patrol boat will continue being serviced, maintained, and fuelled. Vehicles patrolling across the 600 sq. km need fuel each month and of course, Rangers’ morale is strengthened through the provision of life insurance cover.

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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