Our World Female Ranger Grants are open to female and mixed wildlife ranger teams. We support direct-action women-focused conservation initiatives in Africa and globally. We seek long-term partnerships with organisations focused on empowering women and indigenous communities, to protect wildlife and wild spaces.
Our areas of interest for grantmaking include:
• Direct-action conservation
• Anti-poaching initiatives
• Community-outreach projects
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“The backbone of the Mara Elephant Project are the rangers.They're from this area. They're ambassadors in the community. They are taking ownership of being able to respond effectively." CEO Marc Goss
Caren is a Maasai woman and a female wildlife ranger employed by the Mara Elephant Project (MEP), Kenya.
She was noted as a "top 1%" recruit and is now leading the Sheldrick Trust Mau De-Snaring Unit in the Mau Forest in Kenya to combat illegal logging and bushmeat poaching. Since June 2020, Caren's team have arrested 90 suspects for unlawful habitat destruction, destroyed 17 kilns, confiscated 56 bags of charcoal and 4,311 illegal posts, trees or timbers. They've also arrested eight suspects for bushmeat poaching and removed 182 snares and seized 39 kg of bushmeat.
"MEP is extremely honored that Caren is the inaugural recipient of the World Female Ranger Award. Caren alongside the entire MEP ranger team all received an end-of-year bonus for this accolade. Thank you to How Many Elephants and World Female Ranger Week for acknowledging our rangers important work."
How Many Elephants is a UK Charity (1186238). We are design-led and impact-driven. We amplify the voices of female rangers around the world and educate a global audience on the importance of conserving African elephants.