About Rangers

About Rangers

Wildlife rangers are on the front lines of conservation across Africa. Day and night, these wildlife heroes cover vast distances to protect wildlife, preserve habitats and work with local communities to improve human-wildlife coexistence.

These brave men and women have crucial, but often underappreciated, roles. The Wildlife Ranger Challenge is an opportunity to shine a much-needed spotlight on the diversity of the work they do to stand between species and extinction.

WHO ARE RANGERS?

Rangers are the guardians of our natural and cultural heritage, protecting nature and wild places to maintain functioning ecosystems to benefit us all.

WHAT DO RANGERS DO?

Rangers protect and conserve wildlife, habitats, and ecosystems. They counter poaching and enforce laws, monitor and restore wildlife and habitats, provide environmental education, and empower and engage local communities.

WHAT CHALLENGES DO RANGERS FACE?

Rangers face many dangerous challenges in the field, but the Covid-19 pandemic presents a new challenge. Tourism revenue is at a standstill. Without funds, vital conservation work cannot continue.