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.
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.
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Support a unique conservation initiative empowering and uniting wildlife rangers across Africa.May 2, 2023, 9:48:39 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.
Tsavo Conservation Area - Tsavo TrustJul 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
Well done Andrew!
Congratulations to the Tsavo Team and to the Super Tuskers (Andrew's team)
Good luck Nick and Alia and the whole Tsavo team sorry its only a small donation but it all helps. I will be running the full distance with full pack tomorrow so will be thinking of you and the great welcome you gave me back in June.