Tashinga Initiative (DAPU) - Wildlife Ranger Challenge 2024

Wildlife Ranger Challenge 2024 TEAM DAPU and has been protecting wildlife in the rugged Dande Safari Area and neighbouring Mbire wildlife concessions for more than 20 years with great passion, funded and managed by cmsafaris.com

Tashinga Initiative - DAPU - Dande AntiPoaching Unit – 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 that form the Tashinga Initiative - DAPU - Dande AntiPoaching Unit based in Dande Safari Area (523 sq. km) and its vast, adjacent Mbire concessions, 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, along the Mozambican and Zambian international borders.

WRC Grants have significantly supported ZimParks Rangers. 

For WRC 2024, support to DAPU Rangers could be far-reaching: to provide monthly, all-important patrol food hampers, so that Rangers are operationalised with appropriate and essential patrol kit, plus support for the vehicle patrols which need fuel each month. Rangers’ morale is significantly strengthened through the provision of life insurance cover and fresh vegetable supplies from Ranger Vegetable Gardens.

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

WRC 24 Team DAPU participates in Mini-Challenge Time Trial 2.4kms

Jul 20, 2024, 2:12:33 PM

It was so great for DAPU to finally just squeeze in the task of completing this WRC 24 Mini-Challenge - at last light, running on the airstrip near their base - and got the job done - Tashinga Initiative was able to submit their JotForm online! - it had been a hectic week of patrolling in the east, in the north, as well attending court duties for poacher apprehensions. Snare collections are vast, and the snaring does not stop - so this unit's duties absolutely include finding every snare possible!

WRC 24 Team DAPU participates in Mini-Challenge Time Trial 2.4kms
WRC 24 Team DAPU participates in Mini-Challenge Time Trial 2.4kms

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