Uniting to Support Africa’s Rangers

Covid-19 has brought tourism revenues across Africa to a halt, leaving a huge deficit in conservation funding. Wildlife Rangers are now uniting around the Wildlife Ranger Challenge, a race with one goal: to raise money to support thousands of rangers and protect iconic African wildlife such as elephants, pangolins, rhinos, and lions.

Now is the time to go the extra mile—it’s time to race to support Wildlife Rangers.

Latest News

HRH Prince William: “The wildlife rangers of Africa’s protected areas are the unsung heroes of conservation, achieving so much, against the odds. The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic means that many rangers are working even harder, with increasingly depleted funds. It is more important than ever that rangers across Africa have the support they need to carry on their vital work. I am therefore delighted that this new ranger fund will help the protected areas that need it the most and keep rangers deployed in the field."

Join the Challenge


On October 3rd, lace up your shoes and walk or run virtually 5, 10 or 21 km virtually with more than 200 African Wildlife Rangers.

Register now to count your steps as a move towards bringing rangers back up to pre Covid-19 capacity so that they can protect wildlife and support communities.

How It Works

Register for the challenge

Support with a £25 Suggested Donation

On October 3rd, Run the Race and Log Your Time

Double Your Impact

Give today and your donation will be matched by the Scheinberg Relief Fund, amplifying your impact to bring thousands of frontline Wildlife Rangers back to the field.

Your Conservation Impact


Protected Areas

Number of Protected Areas Better Managed With Rangers Back to Work



Number of Square Kilometers Better Patrolled


Endangered Species

Number of Endangered Species Better Protected

Your Conservation Impact


Rangers Supported

Number of Rangers Better Supported



Number of Livelihoods Directly Supported



Number of Countries Across Africa Supported


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.

Match Funding Partner

Thank you to the following organizations that are working with the Wildlife Ranger Challenge to provide Covid-19 relief funding to Rangers across Africa.


Lion Gold

$50,000 USD and Above (£50,000 and above) and Bring 100 or More Rangers Back to Work

Elephant Platinum

$100,000 USD and Above (£100,000 and Above) and Bring 200 Rangers or More Back to Work