John Roberts, Group Director of Sustainability & Conservation for Minor Hotels took part in the Wildlife Ranger Challenge on October 3rd in order to raise funds for Randilen Wildlife Management Area (WMA) and the Honeyguide Foundation, as well as the Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation (GTAEF), Land & Life Foundation’s sister organization.The Wildlife Ranger Challenge is an annual event where over 30 teams of wildlife rangers from across Africa run 21km to support 5,000 of their colleagues protecting countless hectares of priceless ecosystem and wildlife. John Roberts, who had signed up to run in person, instead participated virtually by cycling 100 km on a stationary cycling machine.
The funds raised will be split equally between the Randilen Wildlife Management Area (WMA) and the Honeyguide Rangers which patrol the area in Tanzania and the Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation (GTAEF) which supports Rangers that patrol the wildlife corridor in Cambodia’s Cardamom Mountains.
Randilen Wildlife Management Area is a community owned conservation zone that forms a vital elephant expansion area from Tarangire National Park, one of the world’s most famous elephant habitats. Thanks to a concerted effort by Honeyguide Foundation’s law enforcement and community Human Elephant Conflict Mitigation teams, the area has seen zero elephant killings for at least three years and is home to the full range of North Tanzanian wildlife. Guests help support Randilen through their stay at Elewana Tarangire Treetops.
Donations for John’s challenge can be made directly to his fundraising page. Land & Life Foundation will help oversee the donation.