Project Rhino - Wildlife Ranger Challenge 2022
Project Rhino is taking part in the Wildlife Ranger Challenge to raise awareness of the role of 600 rangers working to protect South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal ecosystem, and support an estimated 3000 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.
Project Rhino is an association of 37 like-minded organisations, facilitating rhino conservation interventions aimed at eliminating rhino poaching in KwaZulu-Natal. Rhino poaching is symptomatic of the bigger environmental crises facing South Africa and its neighbours. There are numerous projects that fall under Project Rhino and all are essential to combat wildlife crime. Immediate measures like K9, equine and aerial response units are urgently needed to combat poaching as it happens. In parallel, deeper initiatives that engage youth, the public and communities are being implemented to build understanding at community level of the value of wildlife and biodiversity.
A critical success factor of Project Rhino is its status as a representative body, which carries powerful leverage. Through collaboration, we are able to rapidly mobilise stakeholders and deploy resources where they are needed. Working together also avoids duplication of effort and costs.
The WRC has given our rangers the opportunity to unite. It has been an incredible morale booster for the team to know that they are and continue to support fellow rangers across the continent, protecting ecosystems and helping to protect endangered species.
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Support a unique conservation initiative empowering and uniting wildlife rangers across Africa.May 2, 2023, 9:29:00 AM
For the last 3 consecutive years in a row the WRC have supported our teams on the ground to such an extent that we never had to stop any of our projects but could continue with the work on the ground without interruptions. The timing of the funding support has been crucial as January and February months are extremely difficult fundraising months and the WRC have literally carried us through. We cannot express our gratitude in words. We are extremely proud and grateful to be part of this initiative and to be part of the greater collaborative supporting our rangers and the important work they do on the frontline for conservation.
KwaZulu-Natal - Project RhinoJul 14, 2022, 6:43:24 AM
Project Rhino is an association of like-minded organisations, facilitating rhino conservation interventions aimed at eliminating rhino poaching and securing the white and black rhino populations of KwaZulu-Natal. The members of the association recognise that the work in conserving and protecting rhinos from the threat of poaching is symbolic of the broader threat faced by all wildlife and that all wildlife will benefit from actions taken by Project Rhino. Image Credit: Etienne Gerber
Kamalinee Primary School
Thank you for keeping our wildlife safe!
Thank you for your tireless work protecting our wildlife!
Thank you for the incredible work you are doing.
Umhlali Preparatory School
Thank you Project Rhino for looking after our rhinos and wildlife!