It’s Arnold’s Birthday!

July 1, 2015No Comments

Today is Arnold's 4th birthday. I asked Paul, his dad and Malawi ranger, to wish him a happy

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Campaign is Live!

June 25, 2015No Comments

Woohoo! Our campaign has launched: Back A Ranger to Save Wildlife This is what our crowdfunding

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Nkhotakota – 81 Arrests

June 2, 2015No Comments

Written by Jamie Joseph on It’s twilight in Malawi when I catch Rory Young

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Safely out of Zimbabwe

June 1, 201530 Comments

Written by Rory Young To say that I am relieved to see my family safe and sound in ...... would be

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A ranger examines poachers’ tracks to determine such crucial information as their direction, speed, time, and group size. The intelligence will be relayed to a commander who will then position an apprehension team to intercept the poachers. Photo by Rory Young

Chengeta in NatGeo

May 28, 2015No Comments

Originally posted in National Geographic as Drones Can Curb Poaching, But They’re Much Costlier

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Give 5 infographic


May 6, 20151 Comment

Malawian ranger Kambanie Masamba and his fellow rangers arrested 81 poachers in just 2 weeks during

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We train those who are wildlife's first line of defense against poachers and poaching syndicates. During our training operations one group of rangers arrested 81 poachers in 12 days.

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Chengeta Wildlife is an organization run by passionate volunteers from all over the world, pooling their skills & resources.

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Make a commitment to African Wildlife and the brave men who risk their lives to protect those iconic animals for all humanity.

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From West to East to Southern Africa, conflict zones to peaceful backwaters, we are determined to help however we can.


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Our work has been featured on Yahoo! News, Huffington Post, and Upworthy. Read the articles and share them with your friends.

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Joe Chernov

Joe Chernov is an award-winning marketer and popular blogger. He also makes time to contribute to conservation-related causes, first by co-producing "Shark Attack," one of the Web’s most popular infographics, and more recently “The True Cost of Ivory Trinkets,” which brought him in contact with Chengeta Wildlife.


    Kristen Kurczak Nightingale

    With extensive experience working on conservation and agricultural development issues in Africa, Kristen has held leadership roles and advised clients in the UN System, the World Bank Group, multinational corporations, investment firms, and environmental NGOs. She is the Founder and Principal of Nightingale & Company.


      Rory Young
      Chengeta Wildlife Co-founder

      Pro Guide, Ranger, Anti-poaching Strategist/Trainer, Author. Young is an expert tracker with amazing knowledge, skills and highly developed intuition to become one of the best in his field. Young has dedicated his life to wildlife protection. Young co-authored, A Field Manual For Anti-Poaching Activities, a guide that provides workable solutions to poaching.


        Jenny Luke

        Jenny Luke is a Zimbabwean farmers wife|massage therapist currently living and working in the UK. She has a burning passion for the African bush and wildlife. With the rampant destruction of the wildlife sweeping through the continent she has become a dedicated activist taking a stand through blogging and poetry. "Courage does not have to be a gigantic roar."


          Mark Thorpe

          Mark Thorpe is an Emmy Award and International Film Festival winning underwater and wildlife filmmaker. Previous to his current freelance endeavours he was a field producer / cameraman for National Geographic and other leading production and broadcast entities. He now focuses his work on conservation issues facing all aspects of the natural world.


            Lisa Groeneweg

            Groeneweg held an eclectic mix of jobs from computer programmer, licensed massage therapist, to small business manager until she and her husband co-founded their successful business which they run together. She is best known for her positive outlook and make-it-happen attitude.


              Ben Fraser

              Indiana University Alumni, graduated 2010 (Geography, Urban Ecology, Environmental Management) Currently attending graduate school in Urban and Regional Planning.


                Kyle Murao

                Kyle Murao works in finance and corporate development for a biopharmaceutical company. He has a degree in economics from the University of Chicago and spent one year studying at the Institut d'Etudes politiques de Paris.

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