World Female Ranger Week is amplifying the voices of female rangers around the world to celebrate their impactful work; Protecting wildlife, empowering women and uplifting communities.
When women rise, the world rises with them.
Rangers are the last line of defence in protecting biodiversity. They need our help.
Why is the female ranger movement picking up such momentum? Founder, Holly Budge, gives her take on this.
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.
We're supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals
World Female Ranger Week 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 ranger teams. Photo: Brent Stirton
Celebrating Real Role Models
World Female Ranger Week has been created by women, about women, for women and with the support of men and women who respect and promote gender equality. 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 on patrol as well as easing local tension and strengthen relationships within their communities.”
Holly Budge, Founder
Join Us in Our Mission to Celebrate and Support Female Rangers Globally and Protect Wildlife.