The African Elephant Fund is working to ensure a secure future for African elephants and their habitats.
Elephants are vital to our ecosystem. Yet the population of elephants is steadily dwindling, by almost 8 per cent every year. We must step up efforts to manage and protect our biodiversity, including the African elephant.
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.Educational Awareness documentary entitled:The Amazing World of Elephants. The d ..
Erik Solheim, Executive Director, United Nations Environment Programme and Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations giving remarks during the award ceremony| © Mamadou Kane, UN Environment
On 21 July 2017, Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba and co-chair of Paradise International Foundation, announced in Kigali that a 10-year award program would be set up to support 500 wildlife rangers in Africa. The African Ranger 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.
UN Environment through the African Elephant Fund Secretariat was privileged and honored to participate as judges that nominated and evaluated one hundred and thirty-eight (138) wildlife rangers. Fifty (50) winners from seventeen (17) African countries were awarded 3,000 United States Dollars each as a token of appreciation for their exceptional passion, commitment and dedication to their duty as wildlife rangers in combating poaching, habitat loss, and the illegal trade in wildlife. Five (5) deceased rangers who lost their lives on the line of duty protecting wildlife were also awarded during the ceremony. The award ceremony took place in Cape Town, South African on 7 August 2018.
Some of the winners for the 2018 ranger award includes:
Please access the full list and details of winners here.