Game Rangers Association of Africa - Wildlife Ranger Challenge 2022
Game Rangers Association of Africa is taking part in the Wildlife Ranger Challenge to raise awareness of the role of 1800 rangers working to protect Africa's ecosystem, and support an estimated 10800 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 mission of the Game Rangers Association of Africa (GRAA) is to benefit Africa’s rangers by providing networks, representation and ensuring they have the necessary capability and support to perform their duties.
Being part of the WRC has allowed us to grow our network of support for rangers. It has built camaraderie and morale between ranger groups and across borders as rangers unite towards a common goal. Funds from the WRC 2021 challenge were used to provide 1757 rangers with medical evacuation, accidental death and disability cover.
We have been able to support the families of 2 Zambian rangers who were tragically killed. One was killed by an elephant in Nsumbu National Park whilst the other was fatally injured after being stabbed by a poacher in the Mumbwa Game Management Area. Both families have been paid out to help support in their time of need. We have also assisted with incident management support of 3 injuries which included a ranger being attacked by a rhino (South Africa), a ranger breaking a collarbone (Zimbabwe) and a ranger breaking their arm (Mozambique). In 2022 we hope to continue to grow our ranger insurance offering to more rangers in need across Africa. We are looking forward to WRC 2022 being the best yet!
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, 2:17:04 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.
Game Rangers Association of AfricaJul 13, 2022, 11:19:35 PM
Founded in 1970, the Game Rangers’ Association of Africa (GRAA) is a registered non-profit organisation which is the oldest, largest and most representative ranger association in Africa. We are a member of the Universal Ranger Support Alliance (URSA), International Ranger Federation (IRF) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) with over 1800 members registered in over 26 countries. Image Credit: Marcus Westberg
Thank you for all your hard work and heart.
Good luck team