Wild Chimpanzee Foundation - Wildlife Ranger Challenge 2022
The Wild Chimpanzee Foundation’s mission is to enhance the survival of the remaining wild chimpanzee populations and their habitat, thereby participate in saving the behavioural diversity of this fascinating species.
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 Cavally Classified Forest (CCF) and the TaÏ National Park (TNP) where WCF is working are located in the southwest of Ivory Coast. These tropical forests of high environmental interest are home to endangered species such as Jentink duiker's, pygmy hippopotamus and West African chimpanzees.
The ecoguards assume a dissuasive presence against offenders in the CCF. They collect information on the state of natural resources to transmit to SODEFOR, the authority in charge of classified forests' management and repression of infractions. Through their work, the ecoguards contribute to the maintenance of balanced ecosystems in Cavally Classified Forest.
The funds raised by the WRC contributed significantly to supporting the ecoguards and ecoguides program during the covid period, when they were limited. This has helped to protect the wildlife ecosystem and combat poaching. Over the next few months, we aim to recruit a dozen new ecoguards, the majority of whom will be women, from the surrounding communities. Participating in creating local jobs and developing local skills.
Give today, and the Scheinberg Relief Fund will match every dollar donated, amplifying your impact. Follow campaign updates on social media with #ForWildlifeRangers
Support a unique conservation initiative empowering and uniting wildlife rangers across Africa.May 2, 2023, 9:57:01 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.
Cavally Classified Forest - Wild Chimpanzee FoundationJul 14, 2022, 7:36:40 AM
The Wild Chimpanzee Foundation’s mission is to enhance the survival of the remaining wild chimpanzee populations and their habitat, thereby participating in saving the behavioural diversity of this fascinating species. The philosophy of the WCF is threefold: Implement projects of Education, Conservation, and Research for and by the African people. Image Credit: @wildchimps If you want to help us get there, you can support us financially through this link: https://wildlife.rangerchallenge.org/campaigns/wild-chimpanzee-foundation
Bravo aux EcoRangers !