RHINO CONSERVATION AWARDS: WINNERS ANNOUNCED

The heroic actions of those that fight for the conservation of the rhino were recently acknowledged, celebrated and rewarded at the Rhino Conservation Awards. The gala-dinner Awards ceremony was held on the 27th of July at the Montecasino Ballroom and was well attended. His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco, Patron of the Awards, delivered the keynote address at the event, congratulated the winners for their exemplary efforts and was presented with the Grand Patron Award.

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RHINO CONSERVATION AWARDS HONOURING RANGERS ON THE FRONTLINES

According to a recent article written by photojournalist, Scott Ramsay, rhino poaching in South Africa is at record levels, with more than 1 215 having been killed in 2014. The game rangers are the soldiers on the frontlines in this war against the desecration of a species, putting their lives and that of their families on the line for nature conservation.

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RHINO CONSERVATION AWARDS 2015 NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN

NOMINATIONS SOUGHT FOR RHINO CONSERVATION HEROES

Nominations have now opened for the Rhino Conservation Awards 2015. Nominations are invited from all African rhino range states, in categories including; Best Field Ranger, Best Conservation Practitioner, Best Political and Judicial Support, Best Science Research and Technology, and Best Awareness, Education or Funding. The additional Special Youths category honours youngsters that have taken action against poaching.

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Rhino Conservation Awards 2015 Initial Press Release: Zeiss Sponsorship

CONSUMER OPTICS GIANT SPONSORS RHINO CONSERVATION AWARDS

 Since 2012 the annual Rhino Conservation Awards have served to recognise the remarkable individuals and organisations that protect Africa's rhino population. This year, Carl Zeiss Sports Optics GmbH of the ZEISS Group has undertaken to sponsor the Awards.

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Statement on our Patron, Dr. Ian Player

By: The Game Rangers’ Association of Africa 01/12/2014

The Game Rangers’ Association of Africa (GRAA) mourns the loss of our beloved Patron, Dr. Ian Player. He passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on the 30th November 2014 aged 87.

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Call for action against increasing risk to game rangers

Johannesburg, South Africa, 31 July 2014 (IUCN/IRF/GRAA) – With poachers responsible for more than half of ranger deaths globally over the past two years, IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, the International Ranger Federation (IRF) and IUCN Member the Game Rangers Association of Africa (GRAA) call for leaders in Africa to take decisive action against the perpetrators of wildlife crimes and increase support for rangers. The call marks the World Ranger Day celebrated across the globe on 31 July.

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AWARDS PRESENTED TO CELEBRATE RHINO CONSERVATION

The Rhino Conservation Awards 2014 were held on the 31st of July 2014, at the Montecasino Ballroom, Fourways, coinciding with the celebration of World Ranger Day as proclaimed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

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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.

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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.

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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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The Rhino Conservation Awards 2013

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RECOGNITION OF RHINO CONSERVATIONISTS

At last the people who dedicate themselves in the fight against rhino poaching in Africa are being recognized for the work they do.

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Statement on the sentencing of Zimparks ranger Maxwell Bowa

By: The Game Rangers’ Association of Africa

Date: 01/10/2013

The Game Rangers’ Association of Africa (GRAA) has been asked to lend support to Zimbabwean National Parks (Zimparks) ranger Maxwell Bowa after he was allegedly sentenced to death on the 27th September 2013 by a Zimbabwean Court in relation to the killing of a suspected poacher.

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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.

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