World Female Ranger Day Platform is Live!
We are delighted to announce the launch of our World Female Ranger Day online platform to accelerate the impact of World Female Ranger Day on 23rd June 2021.
So what's it all about? To accompany the first-ever awareness day that supports female anti-poaching rangers, we have created this innovative online platform where female rangers, from around the world, can come together to tell their stories, access peer support, offer and receive advice, and share their knowledge with each other.
The aim of this platform is to help them feel heard, united and unstoppable, whilst raising vital funds to support their work.
Get involved! It doesn't matter where you are in the world or what your nationality, occupation or gender is, World Female Ranger Day is a fully inclusive platform where you can make a difference to the lives of female rangers on the front line of wildlife conservation.
The features of this platform include:
- World Female Ranger Day Challenge: Our fundraising initiative is where individuals, groups, businesses and ranger teams walk to raise funds, covering a distance of their choice. If you're a business, you can create your own walking teams and fundraising page with a bespoke URL (website link), encouraging your colleagues to come together, raise support and funds, and compete against other teams in their business. Simply register here.
- Meet the Rangers: You can read about, and hear from, the beneficiaries of World Female Ranger Day here.
- Donate to the Rangers: You can choose to buy boots, GPS units and uniforms for the rangers, or donate an amount of their choice here.
- Send a Message to the Rangers: You can send a voice message directly to female rangers through an embedded recording functionality here.
- Free Resources: You can download free social media assets, educational resources, such as school lesson and assembly plans for students aged 5-16 years old, and other fundraising resources here.
- Blog: You can stay up-to-date with on-the-ground conservation efforts in Africa through this blog.
- WFRD Merchandise Shop: WFRD-branded T-shirts, hoodies, Tote bags and more can be purchased to raise awareness and support the female rangers.
In addition to the platform, there will be other avenues in which female rangers can receive the recognition and support they deserve:
- Female Ranger Closed Facebook Group: Female rangers, from around the world, can join the private WRFD Facebook group to share messages with one another, access resources and information, and champion one another.
- World Female Ranger Award: one female ranger per year will be granted this award, giving them international recognition. People will be able to nominate a female ranger for the award via the WFRD platform.
Through the World Female Ranger Day initiative, we aim to collate gender-specific data about female anti-poaching rangers to help conservation organisations in identifying the needs of female rangers, in finding tangible solutions, and in building effective policies to contribute towards positive outcomes for female rangers and conservation as a whole.
We at How Many Elephants are dedicated to supporting conservation efforts so that elephants, and other iconic species, can be protected. By creatingWorld Female Ranger Day, wild animals will have a greater chance of survival, as there will be a stronger presence of anti-poaching rangers on the front line.
Africa’s elephants are at an increased risk of extinction due to being poached for their ivory tusks and losing their natural habitats due to human activity. In addition to this, COVID-19 has presented further problems for wildlife, as tourism and funding for conservation organisations have been drastically reduced. The work of anti-poaching rangers is paramount right now.
“We are really excited that the interactive WFRD platform has now launched. We have had an overwhelmingly positive response so far. We are looking forward to bringing together female rangers around the world to celebrate their incredible work, identify the challenges they face, and provide them with the support they need through our fundraising and awareness efforts.” -Holly Budge, Founder of How Many Elephants and Co-founder of World Female Ranger Day.
World Female Ranger Day supports the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), specifically:
- No.5: Gender Equality
- No.15: Life on Land
- No.17: Partnerships for the Goals