Africa Foundation - Wildlife Ranger Challenge 2022

Africa Foundation is taking part in the Wildlife Ranger Challenge to raise awareness of the role of 15 rangers working to protect Africa's Mnemba Island, Vamizi Island, Benguerra Island ecosystem, and support an estimated 90 livelihoods.

Mnemba Island, Vamizi Island, Benguerra Island


Goal: $4,000
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Rangers are Africa’s unsung 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 many roles, and is raising much-needed funds to support their work.

The Oceans Without Borders Community & Conservation rangers work over 3 islands; Mnemba, Vamizi, and Benguerra. The locally recruited teams collaborate with local government, conservation management authorities, universities and communities to deliver a cohesive conservation strategy and education programme. The teams focus on the protection of key marine species and their habitats, including the nesting sites of endangered sea turtles, coral reef ecosystems and aggregation sites of apex predators.

WRC has kept the OWB ranger teams working through a challenging period, supporting the rangers’ salaries and providing essential equipment and supplies. Through WRC support the rangers on Mnemba are restoring degraded coral reef, on Benguerra they’re working with Marine Park authorities to monitor local fisheries and on Vamizi they are protecting a critical nesting site for green sea turtles.

Support from WRC in 2022 will ensure the continuation of the Community & Conservation Marine Ranger teams across OWB’s 3 island sites. Funds will also finance uniforms, fuel and transport to enable rangers to effectively perform their role as custodians of our East African marine ecosystems.

Give today, and the Scheinberg Relief Fund will match every dollar donated, amplifying your impact. Follow campaign updates on social media with #ForWildlifeRangers

Support a unique conservation initiative empowering and uniting wildlife rangers across Africa.

Apr 27, 2023, 11:09:17 AM

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.

Support a unique conservation initiative empowering and uniting wildlife rangers across Africa.

Mnemba Island, Vamizi Island, Benguerra Island - Africa Foundation

Jul 14, 2022, 10:00:21 PM

Africa Foundation aims to nurture, restore and protect wild landscapes and seascapes by empowering the communities that are the custodians of these systems. Our methodology is collaborative, with emphasis on responding to local needs and aspirations. We work through local structures, identifying locally appropriate projects and enabling their realisation. Our work focuses on social infrastructure, sustainable livelihoods, youth empowerment, conservation and research. In the area of conservation and research, we focus our efforts on endangered species and protected habitats - both terrestrial and marine. Oceans Without Borders is our marine conservation initiative, spanning 3000 km of east African coastline.

Mnemba Island, Vamizi Island, Benguerra Island - Africa Foundation

Clare Redshaw


9/29/22, 10:27 AM

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Well done OWB Marine rangers, and to all the ranger teams that took part in this year's Wildlife Ranger Challenge. You are all legends.

9/19/22, 4:36 PM

Camilla C


9/17/22, 12:27 PM

Felicity McDonald


9/16/22, 1:04 PM

Andrew Bradley


Good luck to everyone

9/14/22, 5:37 PM


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