Zululand Monitoring Team Wildlife ACT Fund Trust

The Wildlife Ranger Challenge 2021

Fundraising for Tusk Trust
raised of £30,000 target
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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.


You can follow campaign updates on social media with #ForWildlifeRangers or find out more at WildlifeRangerChallenge.org.

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. Wildlife ACT’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:  WildlifeRangerChallenge.org/registration. Now is the time to go the extra mile to support our rangers!


Your contribution will help support 28 rangers and an estimated 71 livelihoods in and around the Zululand in South Africa. 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:

The work of our endangered species monitors forms an integral part of provincial and national adaptive management strategies for a number of priority wildlife species, including endangered wild dog, black and white rhino and vulture species. Their work has been especially critical during a down-turn in the economy, when protected areas and wildlife come under increased threat from illegal hunting and subsistence poaching activities.

Impact that 2020 WRC had on Organisation & Rangers:

During a challenging year, the 2020 WRC boosted the morale of our monitors and Wildlife ACT as a whole. We felt so inspired by the different teams from across the continent who came together for Wildlife Rangers. The funds raised during the ranger challenge have helped to keep our monitors in the field, protecting endangered and priority species.

Ongoing effects of the pandemic:

12 months ago Wildlife ACT was expecting tourism to start recovering in the early parts of 2021. Unfortunately the second wave that hit South Africa in December 2020 delayed this anticipated recovery. Wildlife ACT has had to prolong salary and operational cuts in order to secure our monitoring teams and their work in the field.

How support in 2021 could help:

Any contributions will go towards further securing our teams in the field and to support other operating expenses such as fuel, vehicle repair and maintenance.


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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RCN 1186533
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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