Game Rangers International - Wildlife Ranger Challenge 2022
Game Rangers International is taking part in the Wildlife Ranger Challenge to raise awareness of the role of 160 rangers working to protect Zambia's Greater Kafue Ecosystem and Rufunsa Game Management Area ecosystem, and support an estimated 15000 livelih
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.
Game Rangers International supports over 160 Rangers across the Greater Kafue Ecosystem and the Rufunsa Game Management Area next to Lower Zambezi National Park. These Rangers put their lives on the line on a daily basis to combat wildlife crime, secure wild spaces, and serve the communities around which they operate.
One of their many roles is to act in defence of the community whose lives may be impacted by wildlife, putting themselves in extreme danger. Sometimes they are faced with angry communities, set on retaliatory killings of wildlife for lost livelihoods, facing abuse and threats. They do all of this, and more, despite poor equipment, low pay, no medical support and severe equipment shortages. After their three months of training, they are expected to be soldiers, police officers, and dangerous game guides - a huge undertaking.
The WRC has helped to raise awareness for the Rangers and showed them that they are noticed and appreciated by people from all over the world. Raised funds have helped provide Rangers with salaries, welfare, and equipment. Further support in 2022 will enable GRI to continue to provide these critical needs and will allow Rangers to continue to receive salaries, medical help and basic equipment.
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Support a unique conservation initiative empowering and uniting wildlife rangers across Africa.Apr 27, 2023, 2:20:50 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.
Greater Kafue Ecosystem & Rufunsa Game Management Area - Game Rangers InternationalJul 13, 2022, 11:25:25 PM
Game Rangers International (GRI) is a non-profit organisation established in Zambia in 2008. GRI works in close partnership with the Department of National Parks and Wildlife (DNPW) to empower Rangers and Local Communities to conserve nature. We embrace a holistic approach to conservation, and empower Rangers across three core thematic areas: Resource Protection (combatting wildlife crime and securing wild spaces), Community Outreach (engaging, educating and empowering local communities to conserve nature), and Wildlife Rescue (focussing on rescuing, rehabilitating and releasing elephants orphaned as a result of poaching or other human activity).
Wishing the GRI Rangers all the very best in their Wildlife Ranger Challenge!