African Ranger Declaration of Intent

At the inaugural African Ranger Congress, the African Ranger Congress Declaration of Intent was developed. This declaration of intent was drafted with inputs from over 105 rangers from 14 different African countries at the inaugural African Ranger Congress that took place at the Southern African Wildlife College in South Africa in August 2018. The event was organised and facilitated by the Game Rangers Association of Africa with endorsement from the International Ranger Federation and support from the Thin Green Line Foundation.

It can be read here.

La version française peut être lue ici.

WRD 2018: MOBILISING SUPPORT FOR AFRICAS RANGERS

According to International Ranger Federation (IRF) records since 2012, over 269 rangers have died protecting Africa's wildlife and wild places. At least 176 of these brave rangers have been gunned down by militia groups, unknown assailants or armed poachers working for multinational wildlife crime syndicates. These deaths are the result of brutal competition to illegally plunder the rich natural resources of Africa whether they be minerals, timber or wildlife products such as ivory, rhino horn and bush meat.

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MEDIA STATEMENT: THE USE OF MILITARY AND SECURITY PERSONNEL AND TACTICS IN THE TRAINING OF AFRICAS RANGERS

There has been a surge in rhino and elephant poaching across Africa in recent years as a result of well organised poaching syndicates targeting high value species for their own economic gains. Threat levels have thus escalated and Africa's rangers are involved in armed skirmishes on a daily basis. There is a dire need for increased support of Africa's rangers to ensure they can carry out their work to continue to protect our continent's wild animals and their iconic habitats.

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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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