Shining a light on female wildlife rangers

World Female Ranger Day is the first-ever awareness day that celebrates female wildlife rangers globally, with a spotlight on Africa for 2021.

 

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Support female wildlife rangers working on the front line of wildlife conservation.

This year, we are spotlighting Africa but welcome rangers from around the world to get involved.

Ranger

Spotlight

Meet some of the incredible women who help protect wildlife from extinction.

Calling All

Female Rangers

Are you a ranger, scout or eco guard? If so, we'd love for you to share your story here.

World Female

Ranger Award

Celebrate the work of a female ranger and nominate them for this award.

COULD YOU BE AN ANTI-POACHING RANGER?

Choose Your 7 Day Ranger Challenge

Step into the boots of a wildlife ranger and see what it’s like to patrol, every day, across vast distances.
A ranger covers around 20km per day. How many can you do? Choose your challenge at a time that suits you!

 

The Training Lap

2km per day for 7 days

Rangers train and warm up before they go on long-distance patrols - and even this is hard work! One training lap is approximately 2km in distance. Can you train like a ranger? How many laps can you do? Ready, steady, GO!

 

The Snare Sweep

5km per day for 7 days

Rangers search for snares that are deadly to wildlife, often walking with trained K-9 unit dogs to help locate them. One snare sweep is approximately 5km in distance. Would you be fit enough to join a snare sweep? Take your dog with you in true ranger style!

 

The Ranger Patrol

20km per day for 7 days

Rangers patrol on foot, covering approximately 20km per day. Female rangers carry equipment packs that weigh up to 15kg. Would you be physically and mentally strong enough to patrol with rangers? Can you train like a ranger? Pull up your socks, get ready to deploy.

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Supporting UN Sustainable Development Goals

 

World Female Ranger Day centres its values around the UN Sustainable Development Goals, specifically:

 

 

 

In keeping with these goals, this campaign will support female-led conservation efforts across the globe and increase gender diversity in anti-poaching ranger teams. Photo: Brent Stirton

 

 

Celebrating Real Role Models

 

World Female Ranger Day is co-founded by Holly Budge - Founder and Chair of How Many Elephants - and Margot Dempsey - Head of Communications at How Many Elephants.

This campaign has been created by women, about women, for women and with the support of men who respect and promote equality for women. Photo: Ilan Godfrey

 

“Having spent time on the front line with multiple all-female anti-poaching units in Africa, it’s evident why the female ranger movement is picking up such momentum. These incredible women are proving to be highly successful at easing local tension and strengthen relationships within their communities.”

Holly Budge

 

Join Us in Our Mission to Celebrate and Support Female Rangers Globally and Protect Wildlife.

 

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