Tributes to some of GRAAs legends

Ian Player We pay tribute to some of the legendary game rangers of our time, who were also pivotal in forming this association, having the vision all those years ago of supporting fellow rangers across the continent.  



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Ranger Reflections

ARC different rangersThe Game Rangers Association of Africa's members share their stories about the challenges, insights and dynamics of African conservation and what it means to be ranger in Africa.  



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GRAA Namibia

Namibia Find out more about what's happening in Namibia in the GRAA Namibian Chapter newsletters

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Rangers for Rhino

rangers-for-rhinos calendarNatural Causes, a company based in Cape Town, in partnership with ex-supermodel turned South African photographer, Josie Borain, have created a Rangers for Rhinos 2015 Calendar for two NGO's, the Game Rangers Association of Africa and Resource Africa, both involved in anti-rhino poaching projects, with the following objectives:.

• To raise money that will be used to stop the poaching of rhinos
• To raise awareness of the work done by South Africa's conservation fraternity, in particular its game rangers, in the anti-poaching campaign in South Africa

This calendar is intended to be the first of an annual production of Rangers for Rhinos Calendars. The idea was to create a calendar whose theme is out the box and right on the money. As we know, everyone loves a game ranger, perhaps even more than a firefighter. So think 'Calendar Girls', and then think game rangers, because the calendar wanted to feature men prepared to step out of their clothes and out of their comfort zones to help raise awareness of the crisis facing the rhino. As with the image of firefighters, game rangers project an uber-masculine, heroic image in the context of the rhino war, on the frontlines of the action.

The content is based on the 'naked for a good cause' concept. The models are actual game rangers from around South Africa and Botswana who volunteered to pose naked for this cause. The photographs feature these game rangers, - naked but not totally exposed! - in various poses which create a sexy, arty, humorous feel.
Along with the great black and white photographs of real rangers partially nude, there is text about the plight of rhino, the experience of rangers on the frontline of the rhino wars - short, powerful moving testimony or facts.

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African Ranger Declaration of Intent

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The Support Africas Rangers Initiative

2014-01-30 - The challenges facing Africa's rangers are greater than ever before in the face of a continental poaching epidemic that threatens the very existence of our continent’s remarkable wildlife. These incredible men and women need your support.

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