The African Elephant Fund is working to ensure a secure future for African elephants and their habitats

The African Elephant Fund is working to ensure a secure future for African elephants and their habitats.


The Amazing World of Elephants documentary from the AEF project in Ghana entitled: Elephant Conservation Through Law Enforcement And Stakeholder Engagement In Mole National Park And Its Corridors.

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Call for nominations for the 2019 African Ranger Award

The African Elephant Fund Secretariat is pleased to announce to you the call for nominations for the 2019 African Ranger Award.

The African Ranger Award is presented annually, to a maximum of 50 African rangers who have been working in any form of protected areas conserving and protecting the African wildlife. Each recipient will receive a grant of 3,000 United States Dollars.

The Award seeks to raise awareness in the world about the need to conserve Africa’s wildlife, emphasizing the critical role that front-line rangers play in conservation. By sharing their real-life stories, this award aims to help stem the current decline in populations of Africa’s wildlife.

Eligibility Criteria for the African Ranger Award:

The award is limited to rangers who are African citizens. To be considered for the award, a candidate ranger must be nominated by others and complete the nomination form or submit an online application here. The eligibility criteria will be as follows:

  • Nominee must be an active ranger and citizen from African countries;
  • Nominee must work as a ranger from more than three years;
  • Individuals nominating themselves will not be considered;
  • Team nominations will not be eligible;
  • Deceased rangers will not be eligible, but their family members are encouraged to apply for the Paradise Fallen Rangers Fund.

Selection Criteria:

The recipients of the African Ranger Awards are expected to make achievements and create positive impacts that have benefited African conservation. The Award Committee will evaluate the candidates based on the following criteria:

  • Communication and dedication
  • Impact and contribution
  • Threats and challenges overcome
  • Leadership and Inspiration.

The Paradise Fallen Ranger Fund Eligibility Criteria:

  • The ranger has died or been killed on duty;
  • The immediate dependent family of the deceased ranger is qualified for applying for the Fund;
  • Preference shall be given to applicants who face extreme financial hardship as a result of the rangers’ death.

To submit the nomination for Ranger Support Plan, please submit your online application here or fill in the nomination form here.

The deadline for submission of the rangers to the African Elephant Fund Secretariat will be 31 May 2019.

For more information about the African Ranger Award, please visit or contact us via email: or call us: +254 20 762 5046/ +254 20 762 4253.

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