In 2017, Tiffany and I visited Ol Pejeta Conservancy on our honeymoon. We were particularly moved by their conservation efforts for the Northen White Rhino. The story of Najin, Fatu and Sudan, the last remaining Northen White Rhinos in the world, struck us right in the heart. Technically extinct, Ol Pejeta has a cutting-edge program to keep their gene pool alive and hopefully one day re-introduce the species. The Ol Pejeta rangers are the ones keeping them healthy and the last line of defence against poachers.
In 2018, ForRangers and Ol Pejeta Conservancy pioneered the first virtual ultra in Kenya. Enlisting participants from all over the world, the marathon is 1,245 kms long and traces a virtual route between Kenya’s rhino parks and conservancies.
I have decided to take the challenge in 2019, raising funds for the Ol Pejeta Rangers along the way. By contributing, you will help make sure the Ol Pejeta rangers have everything they need to continue their critical work in conservation. Rangers like James Mwendu, whose dedication and love for the rhinos is inspiring and who our more than deserving of our continued support.
To further encourage you to donate, I am putting myself an additional challenge: I am putting myself the target to complete the challenge within the first six months of 2019 only through running/walking. Many of you will know that Tiffany & I are expecting our first child in a couple of weeks. While this adds to the challenge, it is also a motivator: we want him to see the rhinos and all the other beautiful animals in the conservancy with his own eyes in a couple of years. You can follow my progress along the route here.
So I am putting the challenge to you: donate now. And if I complete the challenge within the first six months of 2019, double it.
Glenn, Tiffany, Luna & "Octi"