Frankfurt Zoological Society - Wildlife Ranger Challenge 2022

Frankfurt Zoological Society is taking part in the Wildlife Ranger Challenge to raise awareness of the role of 109 rangers working to protect Zambia's Nsumbu National Park ecosystem, and support an estimated 1090 livelihoods.

Nsumbu National Park - Zambia


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 NTCP works across over 12,500km2 of wilderness between Lake Tanganyika and Mweru, encompassing 3 national parks and 2 Game Management Areas. Nsumbu National Park is the last major refuge of wildlife in the far North of Zambia. Nsumbu Tanganyika Ecosystem covers a core 4,000km2 wildlife area; protected by a growing ranger force who patrol day and night.

The WRC has supported the rangers of Nsumbu for 2 years, improving their welfare at home and work. It improved water sanitation in the ranger camp in Nsumbu to provide running water to rangers and their families, a first for many of them; provided field equipment including first aid medical supplies, satellite and radio communication devices and navigation aids; extended support towards establishing an aerial wing in Nsumbu to support ground patrols from the air. Participation also ensured rangers realise they are part of a larger global family of rangers that live and work in similar conditions, raising morale, excitement, and pride.

WRC 2022 would help NTCP support ongoing efforts to directly improve living conditions of the Nsumbu Ranger Force which include the ongoing challenges with suitable housing, sanitation, and water supply.

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, 2:12:40 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.

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

Nsumbu National Park - Frankfurt Zoological Society

Jul 13, 2022, 11:03:27 PM

Nsumbu Tanganyika Conservation Programme is a partnership between Frankfurt Zoological Society and the Department of National Parks and Wildlife. It was established in 2017 to secure and recover Nsumbu National Park and surrounding areas. Once renowned for its large herds and prides, the landscape suffered from years of under-resourcing and high poaching. Despite this, a resilient population of most species endured alongside a rich human culture and pristine large ecosystem; the NTCP is working to ensure its perpetuity. The NTCP’s mission is “conserving landscapes, enriching lives” through empowering, engaging and effectively managing the ecosystem.

Nsumbu National Park - Frankfurt Zoological Society



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9/13/22, 3:22 AM

Ndole Bay Lodge


Thanks so much for the amazing work you do everyday for Nsumbu's wildlife. We support you and will be cheering you on for the upcoming challenge. Go Nsumbu!

8/30/22, 6:15 AM


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