Help Support Female Ranger Teams in Africa

by How Many Elephants
Help Support Female Ranger Teams in Africa
Help Support Female Ranger Teams in Africa
Help Support Female Ranger Teams in Africa
Help Support Female Ranger Teams in Africa
Help Support Female Ranger Teams in Africa
Help Support Female Ranger Teams in Africa
Help Support Female Ranger Teams in Africa
Help Support Female Ranger Teams in Africa
Help Support Female Ranger Teams in Africa
Help Support Female Ranger Teams in Africa
Help Support Female Ranger Teams in Africa
Help Support Female Ranger Teams in Africa
Help Support Female Ranger Teams in Africa
Help Support Female Ranger Teams in Africa
Help Support Female Ranger Teams in Africa
Help Support Female Ranger Teams in Africa
Help Support Female Ranger Teams in Africa
Help Support Female Ranger Teams in Africa
Help Support Female Ranger Teams in Africa
Help Support Female Ranger Teams in Africa
Help Support Female Ranger Teams in Africa
Help Support Female Ranger Teams in Africa
Help Support Female Ranger Teams in Africa
Help Support Female Ranger Teams in Africa
Help Support Female Ranger Teams in Africa
Help Support Female Ranger Teams in Africa
Help Support Female Ranger Teams in Africa
Help Support Female Ranger Teams in Africa
Help Support Female Ranger Teams in Africa
Help Support Female Ranger Teams in Africa
Help Support Female Ranger Teams in Africa
Help Support Female Ranger Teams in Africa

Summary

The female ranger movement is gathering momentum in Africa. Nyaradzo, Felicia and Talent are women who live in different countries but have a common goal as female rangers to protect the wildlife. For many, they have suffered from abuse, illness and extreme poverty but becoming a ranger has empowered them. They are now breadwinners and positive role models in their communities and to women around the world. How Many Elephants supports these brave women that are protecting the natural world.

$100,000
total goal
$96,934
remaining
14
donors
0
monthly donors
3
years

Challenge

Covid-19 had a catastrophic effect on conservation in Africa. With tourist lodges closed, there was widespread unemployment. With no alternative source of income, poaching for bushmeat is on the rise. Despite the pandemic, the Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT) continues to flourish. It's the fourth-largest organised crime in the world with revenues over $200 billion/year. Few people realise that 96 elephants are poached each day. At this rate, they will be extinct in the wild within a decade.

Solution

Anti-poaching teams are considered an essential service by the governments of Zimbabwe and South Africa. These all-female teams have continued their patrols to protect the wildlife throughout the pandemic despite serious funding shortages. To continue their vital work, these women need essential supplies, such as masks, torches, binoculars, sanitary products, mosquito nets, boots, uniforms, station rations, fuel, and ongoing patrol vehicle maintenance etc.

Long-Term Impact

The positive impact of employing local women as wildlife rangers has been immense. With a regular income and new skills, these women can support themselves but their families too. Empowered women benefit the community tenfold; Children can stay in school, family planning is supported, health care is improved. Poverty and life expectancy is increased, plus, the risk of rape and sexual assault is lowered. The female ranger model is proving successful and is fully scalable.

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Organization Information

How Many Elephants

Location: Alresford, Hampshire - United Kingdom
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Twitter: @howmanyellies
Project Leader:
Holly Budge
Alresford , Hampshire United Kingdom
$3,066 raised of $100,000 goal
 
35 donations
$96,934 to go
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