IMPACT Madagascar - Wildlife Ranger Challenge 2022
IMPACT Madagascar is taking part in the Wildlife Ranger Challenge to raise awareness of the role of 22 rangers working to protect Madagascar's Mahajeby Forests and Wetlands ecosystem, and support an estimated 110 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 Mahajeby conservation area is located in the region Bongolava in central-western Madagascar. This site is home to several fragments of dry deciduous and gallery forests, as well as important wetlands and rivers. These ecosystems host a variety of endemic and threatened taxa, which the local community conservation associations work hard to protect. The rangers of Mahajeby carry out the patrols to ensure the legal
and sustainable use of natural resources. They patrol the habitats, record occurrences of threats, and detail any wildlife encounters, reporting the data to the communities and the management team.
With WRC support, IMPACT Madagascar has been able to expand the Mahajeby ranger program to hire and train new rangers who specialise in patrolling the wetlands. The WRC has supported communities that would otherwise have been devastated from COVID-19 and has also helped reduce the need to exploit natural resources.
Support in 2022 will help continue this vital environmental protection offered by the rangers. Through our participation in the WRC we can also further raise awareness about the important role that rangers play in biodiversity conservation and rally support for their hard work and bravery.
Give today, and the Scheinberg Relief Fund will match every dollar donated, amplifying your impact. Follow campaign updates on social media with #ForWildlifeRangers
Meet Our Rangers!May 30, 2023, 7:39:54 PM
For the fourth year running, IMPACT Madagascar is proud to be sponsoring the only Ranger team from Madagascar! We're always amazed by the dedication, hard work, and passion of our Rangers, and we're pleased to introduce François, Gabriel, Hery, Hita, Rado, Samuel, Velotseny, and Venance! These hardworking Rangers play a huge role in the conservation and protection of Madagascar's many threatened and endangered endemic species. Did you know - 90% of Madagascar's flora and fauna are endemic, meaning they are found nowhere else on earth! We're talking about fish, reptiles, birds, insects, plants, and of course - LEMURS! Our Rangers help to protect and monitor Crowned Sifakas, Red Ruffed Lemurs, Mongoose Lemurs, and Greater Bamboo Lemurs...just to name a few. Keep an eye on this page for further photos and Ranger bios, coming soon!
Support a unique conservation initiative empowering and uniting wildlife rangers across Africa.May 2, 2023, 11:46:32 AM
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.
Mahajeby Forests and Wetlands - IMPACT MadagascarJul 13, 2022, 11:30:02 PM
IMPACT Madagascar was born from the idea that it is not possible to protect the environment and its biodiversity without also considering the people who depend on its resources on a daily basis. Since its foundation in 2014, our small team has been working with local communities to alleviate poverty and provide achievable and sustainable environmental protection using a holistic approach that includes reforestation and ecological restoration, lemur and habitat monitoring, environmental outreach and practical environmental education, community development, community health, and community conservation.
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