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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A Tribute to Dr. Ian Cedric Player

Dr Ian Cedric Player, the Patron of the Game Rangers Association of Africa, has passed away peacefully at home and everyone who knew and worked with him will solely miss him.

Read more: A Tribute to Dr. Ian Cedric Player

NATIONAL PARKS AND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT RHODESIA AND ZIMBABWE 1928 - 1990

The above entitled book, a limited numbered edition, written by GRAA member Mike Bromwich, is due to be printed within the next four weeks and should be available in October 2014. It is a unique account of the finest wildlife conservation agency the continent has ever seen. As records gather dust and are forgotten, this story is particularly poignant telling as it does of the people, men and women both black and white, and the country, firstly Rhodesia and then Zimbabwe, that pioneered conservation and sustainable wildlife management.

Read more: NATIONAL PARKS AND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT RHODESIA AND ZIMBABWE 1928 - 1990

GREAT BOOST FOR RHINO CONSERVATION AS HSH PRINCE ALBERT II OF MONACO BECOMES PATRON OF THE RHINO CONSERVATION AWARDS AND BARCLAYS AFRICA JOINS AS SPONSOR

rca-logo The Rhino Conservation Awards, which have been recognizing exceptional individuals and organisations since 2012 for their efforts in protecting our rhino population, has cemented its importance in the rhino protection field by acquiring two new key supporters.

Read more: GREAT BOOST FOR RHINO CONSERVATION AS HSH PRINCE ALBERT II OF MONACO BECOMES PATRON OF THE RHINO...

Nominations for the 2014 Rhino Conservation Awards are now open

rca-logoFollowing the successful launch in 2012 of the Rhino Conservation Awards, the organisers are pleased to announce that nominations for the 2014 awards are now open. These awards were created to recognize exceptional individuals and organisations for their efforts in protecting our rhino population. The event will be hosted in Gauteng, South Africa on the 31st July 2014. Nomination forms can now be downloaded here.

Read more: Nominations for the 2014 Rhino Conservation Awards are now open

KNP Rangers host Dr. Larry Hansen

Louis Olivier and his able team of rangers in the Kruger National Park took time out of their busy days to host Dr. Larry Hansen and show him around the park whilst he was in South Africa to attend the Rhino Conservation Awards.

Read more: KNP Rangers host Dr. Larry Hansen

Kaelo highlights Wildlife Guardianship Program

In response to the current and increasing rhino poaching crisis in South Africa, a joint initiative between the Southern African Wildlife College (SAWC) and the Game Rangers Association of Africa (GRAA) gave rise to the Wildlife Guardianship Program. All training takes place at the SAWC which is a strategic partner of the GRAA. The driving force behind the realization of the program has been the Liberty Wildlife Foundation (LWF) who has been the main sponsor of the various field ranger training programs carried out. Kaelo Stories of Hope broadcast an episode on South Africa's ETV on the great work that has been done under the Wildlife Guardianship Program. Watch the episode and tell us what you think!

Read more: Kaelo highlights Wildlife Guardianship Program

Nominations for the Rhino Conservation Awards are now open

Following the successful launch in 2012 of the Rhino Conservations Awards, the organisers are pleased to announce that nominations for the 2013 awards are now open. These awards were created to recognize exceptional individuals and organisations for their efforts in protecting our rhino population. The event will be hosted at Emperor's Palace on the 28th November 2013. To download the nomination form please click here.

Read more: Nominations for the Rhino Conservation Awards are now open

Alumni - Department of Nature Conservation

Dear former / current student of the Department of Nature Conservation (From 1973 to this year - College Days / Technikon Pretoria / TUT).

Please find attached a letter as well as a registration form. We are in the process to create a database of all former students of the department in order to communicate to you about some exiting developments and events leading up to the 40th Anniversary of the introduction of the first National Diploma in Nature Conservation.

Read more: Alumni - Department of Nature Conservation

GRAA statement receives good response

The Game Rangers' Association of Africa (GRAA) recently released a media statement on the rhino poaching crisis in the Kruger National Park. The support and publicity that this has received has been most encouraging. The statement was distributed widely to all major news networks, government officials and other interested parties and received great exposure.

Read more: GRAA statement receives good response

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