Big Life Foundation - Wildlife Ranger Challenge 2022

Big Life Foundation is taking part in the Wildlife Ranger Challenge to raise awareness of the role of 352 rangers working to protect Kenya's Greater Amboseli Ecosystem ecosystem, and support an estimated 1760 livelihoods.

Greater Amboseli Ecosystem - Kenya


Goal: $10,000
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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 greater Amboseli ecosystem is of global significance for its wildlife and cultural importance. The community land acts as an essential dispersal area for wildlife and connects 4 major national parks. Big Life Foundation rangers are from these local communities, working together to protect wildlife, mitigate human-wildlife conflict, provide community support, enforce protected area rules, and more.

The WRC has supported Big Life rangers with their operations by continuing 100% employment at full salaries through COVID. This support has enabled them to continue patrolling, protecting all those in the ecosystem. International recognition of, and support for, the essential role rangers play in the protection of globally important biodiversity, especially during COVID, has given rangers additional motivation to keep protecting wildlife and their habitats.

Looking ahead, the WRC in 2022 will help our community ranger program by: supporting community ranger salaries; maintaining community ranger operations across 1.2 million acres in Kenya; arresting suspects committing illegal wildlife, habitat and community crimes; continue to mitigate and respond to HWC incidents; maintain community-based intelligence networks, to ensure illegal activity is reported and responded to.

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, 11:59:52 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.

Greater Amboseli Ecosystem - Big Life Foundation

Jul 12, 2022, 9:08:36 PM

Big Life Foundation has been operating in the Amboseli-Tsavo ecosystem for nearly 30 years. Through its programmes, Big Life has been able to protect wildlife and their habitats from exploitation. Big Life uses rangers, employed from the local communities, to help address the many environmental and social issues facing local Maasai communities today. Amboseli and Tsavo National Parks are renowned for their wildlife populations, namely elephants, but these animals spend the majority of their time on community land, the same community land Big Life works to protect. Image Credit: Jeremy Goss

Greater Amboseli Ecosystem - Big Life Foundation



Thanks to all the wildlife rangers and everyone else involved in caring for the many ecosystems in Africa.

9/14/22, 8:01 PM

Diane Burns


Go Big Life Team!!

9/6/22, 5:48 PM


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