Statement From Chengeta Wildlife

Rory Young, Co-Founder & CEO, Chengeta Wildlife

It is with deepest sorrow and regret that Chengeta Wildlife confirms the death of Rory Young, our co-founder and CEO.

Rory was leading a wildlife protection patrol in Arly National Park, Burkina Faso on 26th April 2021 when they were attacked by terrorists which resulted in his death and that of two Spanish journalists who were capturing his efforts to protect precious wildlife.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the deceased right now. We respectfully request your patience, time and understanding as we deal with the loss of our inspirational leader.

As more information becomes available, it will be posted to our Facebook page which can be found here.

Your Donation

All of the proceeds from this donation will go to supporting Rory’s wife and children and not direct anti-poaching field work as you might be accustomed to with our organisation.

Family Memorial Fund

We are immensely grateful for the overwhelming love, sympathy, support and kind words we have received from Chengeta’s partners, friends, supporters and other conservation organisations since the untimely passing of our co-founder and CEO Rory Young.

While the news is still raw and we are trying to come to terms with the loss of Rory, we are humbled by how many of you who have kindly reached out and asked how you can support Rory’s family during this incredibly difficult time.

We are extremely appreciative of this and have now set up the Rory Young Family Memorial Fund to help with the expenses to directly support Rory’s wife and children. All funds raised from this GoFundMe page will go entirely to the support of Rory’s wife and children. Please contribute what you can by clicking the banner underneath this section.

Thank you, as always but especially now, for your unwavering support.