Uniting to Support Africa’s Rangers

Years of conservation efforts are about to be lost. Wildlife Rangers across Africa are facing drastic cuts in salaries and resources, leaving their families destitute and wildlife helpless against poachers.

Rangers across Africa are facing drastic cuts in salaries and resources due to the devastating economic impact of Covid-19, leaving many families destitute and wildlife unprotected. Ranger teams are now uniting around the Wildlife Ranger Challenge to raise funds. Become a Challenge sponsor and support thousands of rangers in the field, enabling them to support themselves and their communities and protect iconic African wildlife such as elephants, pangolins, rhinos, and lions.Your generous contribution will be matched by the Scheinberg Relief Fund, doubling your impact.

There are three main components for the Wildlife Ranger Challenge:

  • Challenge: A competition with teams of rangers from across Africa competing in a 21 km half marathon Race and testing their tracking ability, identification skills and wildlife knowledge in the form of a Ranger Quiz. The public around the world will also be invited to donate and join the half marathon Race by choosing a 5, 10 or 21 km run, walk, or cycle ride.  The public will also be able to take part in the Ranger Quiz.
  • Ranger Fund: The Scheinberg Relief Fund has generously committed a $5 million matching fund in support of rangers in most need.  A global public fundraising and awareness campaign is being organized around the Wildlife Ranger Challenge with the goal of raising a total of $10 million for the Ranger Fund and getting thousands of rangers back in the field.
  • Photography Auction: An online wildlife photography auction where limited editions from world renowned photographers will be sold with the proceeds going to the Ranger Fund.

Levels of Giving

Pangolin Bronze

$10,000 USD (£10,000) and Bring 25 or More Rangers Back to Work

  • Recognition on the Wildlife Ranger Challenge Website
  • Thank You Amplification on Social Media
  • Creation of Custom Storytelling Assets for Company Social Impact Materials
Rhino Silver

$25,000 USD (£25,000) and Bring 50 or More Rangers Back to Work

  • Recognition on the Wildlife Ranger Challenge Website
  • Thank You Amplification on Social Media
  • Creation of Custom Storytelling Assets for Company Social Impact Materials
Lion Gold

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

  • Recognition on the Wildlife Ranger Challenge Website
  • Thank You Amplification on Social Media
  • Creation of Custom Storytelling Assets for Company Social Impact Materials
Elephant Platinum

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

  • Logo Recognition on the Wildlife Ranger Challenge Website
  • Thank You Amplification on Social Media
  • Creation of Custom Storytelling Assets for Company Social Impact Materials
  • Supported with Assets for Joint Press Releases and Will Be Mentioned in Wildlife Ranger Challenge Press Releases

Organizations Supported

Protected area management organizations have received early emergency funding from the Ranger Fund.

View full list of organizations supported.

The initial grants awarded to the organizations listed here will benefit more than 8000 protecting 2 million sq km of vital wildlife habitat across 17 countries.

Let’s Discuss Your Support Anchor

Please email support@wildliferangerchallenge.org so that we may discuss your generous contribution.

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