Northern Rangelands Trust - Wildlife Ranger Challenge 2022
Northern Rangelands Trust is taking part in the Wildlife Ranger Challenge to raise awareness of the role of 1050 rangers working to protect Kenya's Northern Rangeland Trust Conservancies ecosystem, and support an estimated 465170 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 Northern Rangelands Trust (NRT) is a membership organisation owned and led by the 43 community conservancies it serves in northern and coastal Kenya. NRT was established as a shared resource to help build and develop community conservancies, which are best positioned to enhance people’s lives, build peace and conserve the natural environment. Rangers provide crucial protection to wildlife in this area including critically endangered, endangered and vulnerable species. They also conduct wildlife monitoring, community patrols, anti-poaching operations, highway patrols and the recovery of stolen livestock.
From the WRC support, there has been a decline in elephant poaching, a decline in road banditry cases and generally improved security within community conservancies. There has been a return of a good number of stolen livestock and improved peace and co-existence between pastoralist communities.
Support in 2021 could help to purchase food rations for rangers and buy security equipment to improve their work, as well as covering the salaries for rangers and their insurance costs. Support could also help the maintenance of ranger vehicles and the purchase of rangers’ uniforms.
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Support a unique conservation initiative empowering and uniting wildlife rangers across Africa.Apr 27, 2023, 4:18:30 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.
Northern Rangeland Trust Conservancies - Northern Rangelands TrustJul 14, 2022, 6:26:20 AM
NRT serves its member conservancies. These are local institutions run for and by indigenous people to support the management of community-owned land for the benefit of improving livelihoods. As institutions, community conservancies not only give people a voice, but provide a platform for developing sustainable enterprise and livelihoods either directly or indirectly related to conservation. Image Credit: Ami Vitale
Amazing work! Thank you for all your efforts!
Amazing effort on the run boys!
Thank you for all you do!!