Wildlife Ranger Challenge

Wildlife Ranger Challenge

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 compete every year in a series of challenges through June-September, culminating in a coordinated 21km race across their respective protected areas in September.

A global campaign #ForWildlifeRangers creates 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. 

The 2024 Wildlife Ranger Challenge Race Day is confirmed to take place on Saturday 21st September. Further information on how to get involved and support the participating ranger teams will follow shortly.

Please share your photos and videos with us on social media with #ForWildlifeRangers to join the worldwide conversation.

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

San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance Logo

Institutional Partners

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

Make sure you’re following us on social media @Tusk_org to follow the action and keep up to date on 2024 dates. Join in with #ForWildlifeRangers and we’ll share your photos, videos and experiences with the rest of the global virtual Wildlife Ranger Challenge community.