Picture by Aisha Reynolds
I have been doing some background research on Elephant Conservation in Africa since setting up Tusker Day in honor of Africa’s Fading Great Tusker Elephants.
One of the initiatives that really caught my attention was Walk With Rangers, an annual trek coordinated by Ulinzi Africa Foundation. Walk With Rangers seeks to raise awareness on the challenges faced by the men and women on the frontlines of the war against poaching- the Rangers. The powerhouse behind this concept is the charming Raabia Hawa. Raabia is an honorary warden with the Kenya Wildlife Service.
50 individuals have the opportunity to experience the trek this year, beginning in Kenya’s Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary and traversing the wild terrain of the Tsavo Conservation Area. Participants will get to meet renowned conservationists and make informed decisions on their support to boots on the ground in future.
The 2014 initiative had a fundraising goal of $250,000 to meet, that would see the inaugural project installation of an anti-poaching unit and mobile veterinary unit in the two host countries for the trek, Kenya and Tanzania respectively.
It all begins on August 2nd and ends on 12th August, with the post-trek option on Tiwi Beach until August 15th. Here is the daily itinerary:
I am planning on joining the walk… Perhaps you will join us too? 🙂
1. Join the Walk With Rangers Resource Group:
2. Download the registration and information package containing the registration for, health forms, release and indemnity forms, camp rules and regulations, trek fee detailing inclusions and exclusions with options.
3. Fill in the forms and submit via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org