Conservation Through Public Health - Wildlife Ranger Challenge 2022
Conservation Through Public Health is taking part in the Wildlife Ranger Challenge to raise awareness of the role of 424 rangers working to protect Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable National Park ecosystem, and support an estimated 5460 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.
BMCA is one of 10 National Parks managed by the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), a semi-autonomous government agency that is mandated by the Government of Uganda to conserve and manage Uganda’s wildlife. Park rangers patrol the park to safeguard wildlife and monitor habituated gorilla families, to protect them from poaching and injury from snares, reduce human-wildlife conflict and prevent harm from other threats such as zoonotic disease transmission from tourists or community members. They provide guiding support to tourists visiting the gorillas and also enforce the IUCN great ape viewing guidelines during visits to the mountain gorillas and other great apes.
WRC 2021 supported the rangers’ in their efforts to protect the gorillas through the provision of food rations to rangers, enabling them to remain at their field stations. WRC 2021 also helped in mobilising donations of 10 GPS devices and 4 mobile toilets for the rangers.
WRC 2022 will support the BMCA rangers to buy rain gear, backpacks and power banks. These will provide critical support to the rangers in BMCA where unpredictable weather, particularly high levels of rainfall, can hamper the rangers' patrol efforts when appropriate equipment is not readily available. It will also provide additional motivation to the rangers as they strive to protect our wildlife.
Give today, and the Scheinberg Relief Fund will match every dollar donated, amplifying your impact. Follow campaign updates on social media with #ForWildlifeRangers
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park - Conservation Through Public HealthJul 13, 2022, 10:31:30 PM
Conservation Through Public Health (CTPH) is a grassroots Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) and nonprofit established in 2003 which promotes biodiversity conservation by enabling people, gorillas and other wildlife to coexist through improving their health and livelihoods in and around Africa’s protected areas. Bwindi and Mgahinga Conservation Area (BMCA) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to half of the world's remaining endangered Mountain Gorillas, as well as a host of other threatened species. The livelihoods of thousands of community members also depend on its conservation, and on the survival of the wildlife that inhabit the park. Image Credit: One Health Productions/Allison Hanes
Molly and David Cambridge
What an enormous effort by all concerned, well done and keep up the good work!
Sue and Peter, Cambridge
Keep up the good work, CTPH
Great Work! I have seen your gorillas. They and their forest have a special place in my heart!
Thank you for your dedication and wonderful work.