Uniting To Support Africa’s Rangers

For the second year in a row, wildlife ranger teams united around the Wildlife Ranger Challenge, a half marathon with one goal: to raise money to support the men and women across Africa’s protected areas who continue to see drastic cuts in resources and an increase in poaching due to the devastating economic impact of Covid-19.
Together, we supported over 8,000 rangers across 24 countries in Africa, as well as 45 endangered species such as elephants, pangolins, rhinos, and lions, and 302,684 km2 of ecosystem.

Train Like A Ranger

Throughout August 2021, ranger teams spanning the African continent united to compete in a series of mental and physical challenges, preparing for their 21km half marathon on September 18th. The winning teams were from Mozambique, South Africa, and Tanzania.

Push-Up Challenge Winners - Oceans Without Borders Marine Rangers - Benguerra Dugong Team Mozambique

The Push Up Challenge was won by the Ocean Without Borders team from Benguerra, Mozambique

Quiz Winners - Transfrontier Africa - Ekuthuleni Conservancy Team South Africa

The Ranger Quiz was won by Ekuthuleni Nature Reserve in South Africa

Sit-Up Challenge Winners - African People & Wildlife - Tarangire Ecosystem Team B Tanzania

The Sit Up Challenge was won by Tarangire B Team in Tanzania

Race Day Winners

After weeks of training, the Tarangire Ecosystem Teams A & B from Tanzania, finished the 21km course in just 1 hour and 52 minutes.

See the full 2021 results here.

African People & Wildlife

Tarangire Ecosystem Team A & B
Official Time: 01:52:16

Game Rangers Association of Africa

Old Oyo National Park Team
Official Time: 02:07:05

Conservation South Luangwa
South Luangwa QRF Team
Official Time: 02:08:19

The Wildlife Ranger Challenge 2021


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African countries represented


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Hectares of wild ecosystems will be better protected



Number of Livelihoods Directly Supported


Endangered Species

Number of Endangered Species Better Protected

2021 Organizing Partners

Founding Donor

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.

2021 Sponsors

Elephant Platinum

$100,000 USD and Above (£75,000 and Above) to Support Hundreds of Wildlife Rangers 

Lion Gold

$50,000 – $99,000 USD and Above (£35,000 – £74,900) to Support 200 or More Wildlife Rangers