Painted Dog Conservation - Wildlife Ranger Challenge 2022
PDC is taking part in the Wildlife Ranger Challenge to raise awareness of the role of 16 rangers working to protect Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park, and support an estimated 200 livelihoods.
Rangers are Africa’s most little recognised heroes. They don’t just fight poaching - they are conservationists, teachers, community support workers, leaders and much more.
The Wildlife Ranger Challenge, organised by Tusk and culminating on 17th September, celebrates their role, and is raising much-needed funds to support their work.
Our Anti-poaching Unit scouts 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 in carrying out joint patrols.
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 maintain our traditional level of anti-poaching unit deployment, which relies heavily on vehicles for rapid deployment and resourcing the scouts in the field.
The 2022 support will help Painted Dog Conservation maintain, strengthen and grow anti-poaching deployments. We have since started working closely with anti-poaching community volunteers from communities bordering Hwange National Park i.e Mabale, Nabushome, Dopota and recently Sianyanga community. The support will make sure this collaboration sustains and continues.
Give today, and the Scheinberg Relief Fund will match every dollar donated, amplifying your impact. Follow campaign updates on social media with #ForWildlifeRangers