Communities for Red Colobus (C4RC) - Wildlife Ranger Challenge 2022
Communities for Red Colobus (C4RC) is taking part in the Wildlife Ranger Challenge to raise awareness of the role of 6 rangers working to protect The Gambia's Communities for Red Colobus ecosystem, and support an estimated 300 livelihoods.
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 Gambian rangers work in the Sambel Kunda area of the Central River Region and in Pirang Community Forest in the West Coast region to protect endangered TRC monkeys and their forest habitats. C4RC supports local livelihoods and primate conservation through community education, primate monitoring and research, forest patrols, sustainable forestry practices and primate ecotourism. C4RC is rooted in the local communities with initiatives such as the ranger training programme to develop the next generation of local conservation leaders and the wildlife club to change the way young people perceive and act towards primates.
The WRC provided a vital lifeline for C4RC and the local communities in 2020 and 2021 by supporting the costs of team salaries, communications and personal safety equipment, skills development courses and ranger travel. With support from the WRC the team has controlled poaching activities, halted logging and charcoal production in the project area, delivered an inclusive outreach and education programme to all sectors of the local community and built a new visitor centre.
Support from the 2022 WRC would secure employment for the rangers, expand the scope and reach of C4RC project and secure a brighter future for red colobus during this vital transition period.
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Support a unique conservation initiative empowering and uniting wildlife rangers across Africa.Apr 27, 2023, 12:17:10 PM
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.
Communities for Red Colobus (C4RC)Jul 12, 2022, 9:27:37 PM
C4RC is administered by the University of Cumbria in the UK with national and international partners to implement the Red Colobus Action Plan 2021-26 priorities for endangered Temminck’s red colobus (Piliocolobus badius temminckii, TRC) monkeys in The Gambia. TRC is one of 17 species of red colobus which are widely recognized as the most threatened group of primates in Africa. The C4RC ranger team protect the largest remaining population of this primate species through the training and empowerment of local people as conservation leaders and the development of livelihood projects such as primate ecotourism to reduce local dependence on logging.
Fantastic work !
Fantastic effort! Well done x
So proud of everything this project is doing for such a great cause. The team in The Gambia are doing an incredible job alongside the rest of the group. Glad to push the donations past $500! Such an Inspirational thing to see!
Best of luck. You guys are doing incredibly important work!!!