Peace Parks Foundation (Maputo National Park) - Wildlife Ranger Challenge 2022

Peace Parks Foundation is taking part in the Wildlife Ranger Challenge to raise awareness of the role of 75 rangers working to protect Mozambique's Maputo National Park ecosystem, and support an estimated 330 livelihoods.

Maputo National Park - Mozambique

Fundraising as part of a team:Peace Parks Foundation Team

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Target: $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.

Maputo National Park is an essential component of the Lebombo Transfrontier Conservation and Resource Area in Mozambique. It enables linkages between a mosaic of marine, coastal and inland components with important conservation value.

Peace Parks has been working with the Mozambique National Administration for Conservation Areas to support the development of the Park since 2006, including a rewilding programme. A trained and well-equipped ranger force has been deployed in the Park. Security teams are supported by a helicopter and fixed wing aircraft for rapid response.Park rangers’ duties include patrols with vehicle, helicopter, fixed wing aircraft, boats, and foot; issuing citations; writing reports; making physical arrests; conducting investigations; and taking command in emergencies.

WRC 2021 funds will be used to purchase weapon slings and cleaning kits for the rangers to enable easier transport of weapons. The support from the 2022 Challenge would enable the purchase of a number of items which would assist rangers in carrying out their conservation and combating wildlife crime objectives.

Give today, and the Scheinberg Relief Fund will match every dollar donated, amplifying your impact. Follow campaign updates on social media with #ForWildlifeRangers

Maputo National Park - Peace Parks Foundation

Jul 15, 2022, 5:19:52 PM

Peace Parks was established in 1997 with the dream is to re-establish, renew and preserve large functional ecosystems that transcend man-made boundaries – thereby protecting and regenerating natural and cultural heritage vital to enabling and sustaining a harmonious future for man and the natural world. Peace Parks shares in and contributes to Africa’s larger vision of establishing a community-centred, regionally-integrated and sustainably-managed network of world-class transfrontier conservation areas.

Maputo National Park - Peace Parks Foundation

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