The Wildlife Ranger Challenge - By Rangers, For Rangers

COVID-19 has brought tourism revenues across Africa to a halt, leaving a huge deficit in conservation funding. Last year, more than 100 ranger teams – including the Project Rhino K9-Unit – competed in the Wildlife Ranger Challenge (WRC), raising critical funding to support Africa’s rangers in their hour of need.

A year further on, the effects of Covid-19 are perhaps more acute than ever – many of our ranger teams have lost friends, family and colleagues, while the conservation sector faces daily struggles to raise the funding required to continue their important work.

From 27 July, the K9-Unit will once again join the Wildlife Challenge – participating in a number of physical and mental challenges, building up to the grand event on 18 September – a 21km run, in full gear, carrying a 22 kg backpack. The event will raise urgently needed funding for Project Rhino and other ranger teams working across Africa.

You can help

Show your support by donating on our dedicated Just Giving page
All donations are generously matched by the Scheinberg Relief Fund, with 25% going to Project Rhino and the other matched funding distributed among African rangers, where it is needed most. So, a donation of R1000 would give Project Rhino R1250 and R750 to critical conservation work across Africa. Click the Give Now button and enter your desired donation amount.

Join the Challenge Virtually
Join more than 200 African Wildlife Ranger Teams on September 18th as part of the 2021 Wildlife Ranger Challenge. Wherever you are, walk or run 5, 10, or 21 km to support Africa’s wildlife and those who protect it. Each step counts, raising funds to support ranger teams as they tackle the impacts of Covid-19.
Register on the Wildlife Ranger Website

Help spread the word
Please share the #ForWildlifeRangers challenge with all your networks – remember, each donation to the Just Giving page will be matched. Follow our progress on social media (@projectrhinokzn). If you would like to send a message of encouragement to the K9-team in the build-up to the challenge, please email it to