Musekese Conservation - Wildlife Ranger Challenge 2022
Musekese Conservation is taking part in the Wildlife Ranger Challenge to raise awareness of the role of 30 rangers working to protect Zambia's Musekese-Lumbeya-Kafue National Park ecosystem, and support an estimated 150 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 Musekese-Lumbeya has historically been a hotspot for poaching with limited access to anti-poaching teams and a severe lack of resources to control illegal activities. Pressure from adjacent communities has not been adequately managed and snaring for bush meat has taken its toll on large carnivores and their prey. The funding from Tusk and the WRC provided the stability of core operations to pursue comfortably into 2021. Without the support from Musekese Conservation, the ranger teams would have ultimately been out of employment, having ramifications on the community and conservation efforts within the park.
WRC funding has allowed us to acquire a new deployment vehicle and covers core costs of operations such as rations, fuel and equipment. We have also been able to facilitate continuous human rights training. The morale amongst Rangers was boosted which resulted in a positive ripple effect in operations.
2022 support from WRC will enable us to continue covering these core costs as the cost of living increases. We also need to replenish uniforms and equipment for teams. We are continuously looking at ways in which we can refine our operations and improve the equipment to further longevity.
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Support a unique conservation initiative empowering and uniting wildlife rangers across Africa.Apr 27, 2023, 4:05:47 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.
Sit-up ChallengeSep 12, 2022, 10:36:11 AM
Sit-up ChallengeSep 12, 2022, 10:36:11 AM
Push-up ChallengeAug 30, 2022, 1:52:05 PM
There is no "I" in a "team", the Musekese Conservation rangers exhibited great team work during their Push-up challenge by working together.
Musekese-Lumbeya-Kafue National Park - Musekese ConservationJul 14, 2022, 6:21:57 AM
Musekese Conservation is a Zambian organisation working with the Department of National Parks & Wildlife in the Kafue National Park. The project’s primary focus is capacity building for effective conservation outcomes. We provide resources and technical support for law enforcement, research and community based natural resource management. Our goal is to contribute to the preservation of wildlife and habitat, whilst promoting sustainable livelihoods for the communities living within and around the Kafue NP. Image Credit: Mana Meadows
Hopefully this gets through
so enjoyed my tour of the facility in July, 2021, arranged by Tyrone/Phil while staying at Musekese (I'm an American friend of Swede, Christina Tufvesson who made me aware of this fundraiser). Keep up the good work!)
Thank you for all you do!
Bob and Sue
It was a pleasure to visit Musekese and see the great work being done.