Wildlife Ranger Challenge 2023

Wildlife Ranger Challenge 2023

Uniting To Support Africa’s Rangers

The Wildlife Ranger Challenge is the world’s largest celebration of solidarity, support and fundraising for the ranger profession. More than 100 teams of rangers spanning the African continent will compete in a coordinated 21km race across their respective protected areas on 16th September 2023.

A global campaign #ForWildlifeRangers will create a united front for conservation, driving donations to secure vital funding and connecting virtual race participants around the world to run in tandem with Africa’s biodiversity guardians. 

Get Involved

There are a whole host ways to show your support for the Wildlife Ranger Challenge..

The first $1million raised by the campaign will be matched by the Scheinberg Relief Fund, doubling your impact.

Join In

Join the global virtual event on 16th September and run to raise funds for Africa’s wildlife rangers, wherever you are in the world.

Ranger Teams

Support the registered Ranger Teams participiating across Africa in 2023.

Push-Up Challenge

Donate directly to our ranger fund. Every donation will make a real difference to the working lives of thousands of rangers across Africa.

Latest News

And follow the latest news, join the conversation and speak up for wildlife protectors with #ForWildlifeRangers on social media.

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Train Like A Ranger

To prepare for the Wildlife Ranger Challenge 21km race on 16th September 2023, our ranger teams will be participating in a targeted training programme, designed to improve and test their physical fitness.

Why not see how you match up? Take on the Wildlife Ranger Mini Challenges to test your limits!

Ranger Quiz

Wildlife Ranger Quiz
Testing Ranger Knowledge
5th – 11th June 2023

Canine Challenge

Wildlife Ranger K9 Challenge
Working with man’s best friend
3rd-7th July 2023

Push-Up Challenge

Wildlife Ranger Pushup Challenge
Most push-ups in 2 minutes
7th – 11th August 2023

Sit-Up Challenge

Wildlife Ranger Situp Challenge
Most sit-ups in 2 minutes
4th – 8th September 2023

Your Conservation Impact


Number of countries since inception

Wildlife Ranger Challenge Map of African Countries
Rangers supported since inception
Average Number Endangered Species protected yearly
Number of organisations that have participated since inception
Funds Invested since inception
Average Number of Hectares Protected Yearly
Average number of people benefitting yearly

Organising Partners

Natural State Logo

Funding Partners

Scheinberg Relief Fund Logo

The Scheinberg Relief Fund, a philanthropic fund established by businessman and philanthropist Mark Scheinberg and his family, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, is the founding donor of the Wildlife Ranger Challenge

Institutional Partners

The Thin Green Line Logo
International Ranger Federation Logo
Working Dogs in Conservation


Elephant Platinum

Above $100,000 USD
(above £80,000)
to support hundreds of wildlife rangers

EJF Philanthropies Sponsor Logo

Lion Gold

$50,000 to $99,900 USD
(£40,000 to £80,000)
to support 200 or more wildlife rangers

Rhino Silver

$25,000 to $49,900 USD
(£20,000 to £40,000)
to support dozens of wildlife rangers

San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance Logo