Northern Tuli Game Reserve - Wildlife Ranger Challenge 2022

Northern Tuli Game Reserve is taking part in the Wildlife Ranger Challenge to raise awareness of the role of 14 rangers working to protect Botswana's Northern Tuli Game Reserve ecosystem, and support an estimated 168 livelihoods.

Northern Tuli Game Reserve - Botswana


Goal: $10,000
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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.

Afzelia (Pty) Ltd is a company which is fully owned and utilised by the Northern Tuli Game Reserve to supply anti-poaching and security to the conservation area. WRC has played a very significant role in assisting Afzelia to keep its rangers employed thereby helping us keep both wildlife and crime in the reserve at manageable levels.

Covid-19 has had huge impacts on the financial wellbeing of the area. As visitor activity within the area reduced it allowed for unwanted and illegal activities within these areas to become more entrenched and prolific, placing additional burden and importance on ranger presence and patrols. Although Covid has eased, we are still far from being back to a situation whereby visitor income is at levels to support the required conservation efforts needed.

Our ranger teams have been pivotal in efforts to fight crime, which includes subsistence and commercial poaching, smuggling, illegal entry and exit from and to Botswana, livestock rustling and illegal grazing within the conservation area. The Northern Tuli Game Reserve is proud to be part of the WRC, thankful to Tusk and especially proud of our ranger teams for ensuring that this unique conservation area is preserved for future generations.

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Support a unique conservation initiative empowering and uniting wildlife rangers across Africa.

Apr 28, 2023, 8:52:29 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.

Support a unique conservation initiative empowering and uniting wildlife rangers across Africa.

Northern Tuli Game Reserve

Jul 14, 2022, 6:30:42 AM

The Northern Tuli Game Reserve is situated in the most eastern corner of Botswana with South Africa bordering the reserve in the south and Zimbabwe in the north. The conservation area covers 72,000 ha and is home to the largest elephant herds on private land in southern Africa. The area also boasts healthy lion and cheetah populations. The area has a rich cultural heritage and forms part of the Mapungubwe TFCA, which is both significant for its cultural heritage as well as conservation. We are hopeful that the TFCA agreements will be signed in the not too distant future.

Northern Tuli Game Reserve



happy to support a great cause!

9/22/22, 4:17 PM

Keir McCutcheon


9/21/22, 8:14 AM

Liz Hilton


Well done APU team

9/21/22, 8:07 AM

Oak Group Limited


9/20/22, 1:40 PM



Keep up the amazing work to protect the beautiful animals in the Northern Tuli Game Reserve

9/20/22, 12:58 PM


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