Tsavo Trust - Wildlife Ranger Challenge 2022

Tsavo Trust is taking part in the Wildlife Ranger Challenge to raise awareness of the role of 37 rangers working to protect Kenya's Tsavo Conservation Area ecosystem, and support an estimated 560 livelihoods.

Tsavo Conservation Area - Kenya

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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.

The Tsavo Conservation Area (TCA) is a vast wilderness, over 42,000 km², providing habitat to rich biodiversity from megafauna, incl. 14,964 elephants, to numerous IUCN red-listed species. The TCA faces a number of direct threats: the Illegal Wildlife Trade and poaching; habitat loss and conversion of wildlife habitat; human-elephant conflict; unregulated livestock grazing; major infrastructure developments; and climate change. To add to this, marginalised communities living in areas adjacent to the Parks live in poverty with socio-economic issues leading to illegal and unsustainable use of natural resources.

Tsavo Trust provides aerial and ground support towards anti-poaching operations in the TCA. These teams work alongside KWS as the lead partner. Patrols are conducted both inside and outside the protected area addressing illegal wildlife crime and responding to threats from Human Wildlife Conflict.

The WRC has supported Tsavo Trust's rangers over the last 2 years providing salary support to at least 20 rangers and operation support, keeping our anti-poaching vehicles in the field. In 2022, the WRC funding will continue to deploy the Tsavo Trust scouts teams at full operation and ensure the TCA's wildlife and habitat is protected for the future.

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

Tsavo Conservation Area - Tsavo Trust

Jul 14, 2022, 7:29:27 AM

Tsavo Trust is a truly field-based organisation seeking to secure and protect the Tsavo Conservation Area (TCA) in Kenya. At TT’s core is the protection of high value iconic species in the TCA. Their flagship programme is the identification and monitoring of Big Tuskers in the ecosystem. TT has been a crucial partner to the Kenya Wildlife Service, providing support for aerial/ground biodiversity monitoring and anti-poaching operations, and attracting funding to the TCA. TT is also pioneering the establishment of community conservancies in the TCA (outside the Taita-Taveta Ranches), providing community development benefits and increasing the habitat available for wildlife. Image Credit: Tsavo Trust

Tsavo Conservation Area - Tsavo Trust

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