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

Peace Parks Foundation is taking part in the Wildlife Ranger Challenge to raise awareness of the role of 83 rangers working to protect Zambia's Sioma Ngwezi National Park ecosystem, and support an estimated 525 livelihoods.

Sioma Ngwezi National Park - Zambia

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.

Sioma Ngwezi National Park holds a huge variety of game species as well as a great number of birds. Since 2007, Peace Parks and WWF-Zambia have worked in partnership with the Department of National Parks and Wildlife to support the implementation of various projects, including protected area management, infrastructure development and community livelihood development programmes.

The rangers in Sioma deal with extensive bushmeat poaching, and work to counter the over-exploitation of natural resources. A new strategy for effective patrolling has been rolled out to ensure that more sections of the park are patrolled more regularly. Rangers use vehicles and patrol on foot to ensure anti-poaching initiatives are implemented effectively.

WRC 2021 funds will be used for a ranger micro loan scheme, which will oversee the conditions under which loans may be given and govern the payback options. Rangers are critically short of sleeping bags and compact camping roll up mattresses, which is what WRC 2022 will support. These will be used for extended foot patrols in the park where rangers will be carrying lightweight equipment in backpacks for up to seven days.

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

Sioma Ngwezi National Park - Peace Parks Foundation

Jul 15, 2022, 4:59:51 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.

Sioma Ngwezi National Park - Peace Parks Foundation

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