Limpopo National Park - Peace Parks Foundation

The Wildlife Ranger Challenge 2021

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Event: The Wildlife Ranger Challenge 2021, on 18 September 2021
Support a unique conservation initiative empowering and uniting wildlife rangers across Africa.


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About the Wildlife Ranger Challenge:

Covid-19 has created a temporary safer world for Africa’s wildlife. But the floodgates are opening as the economic impacts of Covid drive more poaching. With tourism gone, the rangers who care for wildlife lack the resources to do their jobs. Limpopo National Park’s ranger teams are joining thousands of others across the continent taking part in the Wildlife Ranger Challenge, a series of physical and mental challenges, culminating in a 21km virtual race on Saturday 18th September.

You can join them! Show your support and sign up to run or walk with the community game scout team from wherever you are in the world: Now is the time to go the extra mile to support our rangers!


Your contribution will help support 140 rangers and an estimated 770 livelihoods in and around the Limpopo National Park in Mozambique. Every dollar we raise via JustGiving will earn an additional 25% match!

Your donation also helps to unlock vital funds for other ranger teams across Africa; the Scheinberg Relief Fund will donate the equivalent of 75% of the amount raised to the Ranger Fund!

The role of rangers:

With more than one million hectares to patrol, implementing effective anti-poaching strategies, as well as leveraging limited resources for sustainable development throughout the expanse of the Park, remains a significant challenge. A core objective of Peace Parks is to successfully establish an expanded Intensive Protection Zone (IPZ) in the Park. To ensure impact in the IPZ of the Park, senior operational and technical staff are appointed to coordinate strategic ranger patrols. These patrols are managed from a new central command centre that has been equipped with the latest technology systems, which also connects with the Park’s new digital radio network.

Ongoing effects of the pandemic:

Covid-19 has resulted in significant numbers of community members moving back from their migrant labour work with no future – this has led to significant increases in poaching and illegal natural resource use. However, after a cash-for-work programme was implemented through Peace Parks Foundation to assist in negating the negative effects of the COVID pandemic at the end of last year, the poaching numbers decreased once again.

How support in 2021 could help:

The support raised by the Wildlife Ranger Challenge would be used towards boosting morale and encouraging performance amongst rangers. Such support could be used to fund patrol equipment, supplements of rations and incentives.


Tusk Trust Limited is a charity registered in England and Wales, No: 1186533, and a company registered in England and Wales, No: 11948023. 

In the US, “The Friends of Tusk Fund” donor advised fund is administered by CAF America (Tax ID 68-0480736)

Donors who pay tax in the UK can enhance their donation through Gift Aid, meaning that for every £10 raised, Tusk can recover an additional £2.50 for the cause from the UK Government.

US supporters wishing to make a tax deductible donation please click here.

About the campaign

Support a unique conservation initiative empowering and uniting wildlife rangers across Africa.

About the charity

Tusk Trust

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For over 30 years, Tusk has helped pioneer a range of successful conservation initiatives across more than 20 African countries, safeguarding millions of hectares of ecosystems, empowering local communities and increasing protection for some of the continent's most treasured threatened species.

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