RANGERS HAVE RUN THE 21KM 2021
WILDLIFE RANGER CHALLENGE!

Ranger teams across Africa have united for the second year in a row for a race with one goal: to support thousands of rangers and threatened species including elephants, pangolins, rhinos, and lions.

Wildlife Ranger Challenge 2021

Your contribution has helped support Lower Zambezi Valley Rangers and the livelihoods in and around these protected areas.

Every dollar that has been raised via JUSTGIVING has earned an additional 25% match!

Your donation has also helped 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!  We will update you with the final amount raised by #wildliferangerchallenge

YOUR support has played an even more vital part as years of conservation progress are undermined by the devastating impacts of Covid-19.

This global campaign #ForWildlifeRangers has used the power of the ranger voices, influences and celebrities to help the public in support of the WRC fund raising campaign.

The seven 4-man teams of Rangers listed below are Zimparks teams that Tashinga Initiative registered, and worked with, for Wildlife Ranger Challenge 2021 and the results show both their Zimparks placing out of 7 teams,  as well as their Africa-wide placing out of 70 qualifying Wildlife Ranger Challenge teams.

Doma

2 – MINUTE CHALLENGES
PUSH UPS: 214
SIT UPS: 125
A new team of Rangers has committed to WRC21 and their training programme is underway! Doma, a rugged horseshoe-shaped protected area forms the most south-easterly part of the 12,820 km² contiguous unfenced protected area between Kariba and Mozambique It borders in the north with Chewore South and is critical for wildlife survival as human pressures increase on nearly all of its boundaries.
1st/7

Hurungwe Safari Area

2 – MINUTE CHALLENGES
PUSH UPS: 148
SIT UPS: 153
Hurungwe
Rangers in the Hurungwe Safari Area (2,894kms²) with its Zambezi River north-western boundary and its eastern border with Mana Pools National Park, are the front line of defence across a biodiverse-rich landscape. Rangers carry out land and riverine anti-poaching operations. Hurungwe forms part of the 12,820 km² contiguous protected area between Kariba and Mozambique.
2nd/7

Chewore North

3rd/7
2 – MINUTE CHALLENGES
PUSH UPS: 221
SIT UPS: 121
Chewore_North_01
Chewore North-Sapi team have once again committed to WRC21! Rangers of the Chewore North Safari Area (1,350 sq. km), patrol this extremely rugged and remote area, including approximately 70kms of Zambezi River through its Mupata Gorge between Zimbabwe and Zambia. The Team’s training programme is well underway and they are on fire!

DANDE SAFARI AREA

2 – MINUTE CHALLENGES
PUSH UPS: 131
SIT UPS: 158
Dande_Safari_Area_01
Dande Safari Area Rangers have come on board to compete in WRC21! Resting against the Mozambican border it forms part of the 12,820 km² contiguous protected area stretching from Kariba in the west. Rangers undertake patrolling and respond to human wildlife conflicts. Their efforts are particularly crucial for wildlife survival amidst increasing human pressures.
4th/7
5th/7

Charara Safari Area

2 – MINUTE CHALLENGES
PUSH UPS: 157
SIT UPS: 142
Charara_Safari_Area_01
Rangers of Charara have committed to WRC21 for a second year in a row! Rangers patrol 1,692kms² of Charara with its western shoreline formed by the vast Lake Kariba and are the front line of defence across a biodiverse-rich landscape along Zimbabwe’s Zambezi River hinterland. Here is the team with one reserve, ready for action – Rangers supporting Rangers.

MANA POOLS-ZAVARU

2 – MINUTE CHALLENGES
PUSH UPS: 149
SIT UPS: 129
Mana_01
Rangers of Mana Pools-ZAVARU have once again committed to WRC21! These Rangers carry out anti poaching operations throughout the 2196 sq. km of this famous UNESCO World Heritage Site. They face armed poachers who hunt for ivory, pangolin, lion, fishing and bushmeat. The Reaction Unit based in southern Mana Pools has a representative on the 2021 WRC Team! Rangers supporting Rangers!
6th/7

Chewore South

7th/7
2 – MINUTE CHALLENGES
PUSH UPS: 183
SIT UPS: 179
Chewore_South_02
Rangers of Chewore South have once again committed to WRC21! They patrol this ancient geological area of 2000 sq km and its magnificent biodiversity, which include 100’s of dinosaur spoors and several trackways. Their patrolling and rapid response to wildlife, wood poaching and to illegal gold panning is absolutely critical for wildlife and mankind’s survival on this planet.