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The Elephant EPIC is now in its 10th year, and was established as a mountain biking race, used to raise awareness and essential funds for wildlife conservation in Zambia. In 2021 all funds raised will support wildlife conservation through Game Rangers International and Conservation Lower Zambezi, to support the frontline rangers who risk their lives daily to save Zambia’s incredible wildlife.

2019 saw a record 186 cyclists in Zambia complete the 75km rough terrain route and 2020 saw a record fundraising effort of $19,000 for wildlife conservation through entry fees, generous sponsorships and individual fundraising efforts.

In 2020 the world was hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic and it is still having a disastrous impact on our wildlife. As economies suffer there are less resources available to support wildlife at a time where there is increasing peril, when people are becoming more desperate and poaching is on the rise. The Elephant EPIC’s fundraising mission is more critical than ever before and YOU CAN HELP by entering or supporting the Elephant EPIC 75 Challenge.

This year the TRULY EPIC Award will be given to the EPIC individual who raises the most funds for wildlife conservation. The prize will be a Safari holiday in Zambia to include trips to Livingstone, Kafue National Park and the Lower Zambezi with behind-the-scenes experiences at the GRI elephant orphanage and CLZ anti-poaching HQ on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River. This is a once in a lifetime trip has been made possible with thanks to our generous sponsors. See Prizes for more details and check the 75 Challenge Leader Board to see who is making the most progress for wildlife.










How do I fundraise?

Step 1. Design your personal 75 challenge

Step 2. Register HERE

Step 3. Ask your friends and family or company to sponsor you.

Option 1.

Collect the funds once you have completed your challenge and submit to the EPIC 75 Challenge via GRI’s Paypal or JustGiving accounts.  

Please ensure your Name and Entry Number is referenced so we can track your fundraising effort, credit you accordingly for this tremendous support and enter you into the leader board with a chance to win a Safari holiday in Zambia. 


N.B. GRI’s Paypal account is kindly administered by the Endangered Species Fund  and our JustGiving site is kindly administered by DSWF - 100% of your donation will be transferred to us in Zambia! 



Option 2: Set up your own Fundraising Page!

This may be the easiest and quickest way for you to encourage your friends, family and colleagues to sponsor you to complete your 75 Challenge:


  • Go Fund Me (select Endangered Species Fund as the beneficiary charity)

  • JustGiving (select David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation as the beneficiary charity)

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Game Rangers International (GRI) is a non-profit organisation established in Zambia in 2008. GRI works in close partnership with the Department of National Parks and Wildlife (DNPW) to empower Rangers and Local Communities to conserve nature. We embrace a holistic approach to conservation, and empower Rangers across three core thematic areas: Resource Protection, Community Outreach and Wildlife Rescue.


Conservation Lower Zambezi (CLZ) is a non-governmental organisation committed to the protection of wildlife and to the sustainable use of natural resources in the Lower Zambezi, Zambia. Established in 1994, CLZ’s mission focuses on three main pillars of support: Wildlife Protection, Environmental Education and Community Empowerment all working towards a mission of “A valued, protected and thriving Lower Zambezi landscape”. The organisation works in collaboration with Zambia’s local wildlife authority – the Department of National Parks and Wildlife (DNPW) for over 25 years to ensure the sustainability of species in the Lower Zambezi and their ecosystems.

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The Department of National Parks & Wildlife (DNPW) is mandated under the Zambia Wildlife Act No. 12 of 1998 to manage and conserve Zambia’s wildlife, which covers 31 percent of the country’s land mass. DNPW endeavours to integrate the wildlife policy with economic, environmental and social policies to ensure effective contribution to sustainable national development.