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GRAA Statement on World Ranger Day

World Ranger Day on 31st July 2013

By: The Game Rangers’ Association of Africa                                                    

Date: 29/07/2013

Rangers form the frontline in protecting our natural heritage for future generations. Their work is often dangerous, difficult, unappreciated, unrecognized, and unknown. Rangers dedicate their lives to protect what is not theirs, but ours. World Ranger Day, which is recognised by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) on the 31st July is a chance to celebrate the wonderful work that Africa’s rangers do.

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GRAA statement on KNP rhino poaching crisis

Statement on KNP rhino poaching crisis

By: The Game Rangers’ Association of Africa                                                    

27/05/2013

The rhino poaching crisis being experienced in the Kruger National Park is increasing in magnitude daily. This situation has escalated to the point whereby as of 23rd May 2013, 1065 rhino have been poached within the park since 2010. The Game Rangers’ Association of Africa (GRAA) finds the current situation deplorable.

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GRAA statement on rhino poaching crisis

Statement on rhino poaching crisis
By: The Game Rangers' Association of Africa
7/12/2012

Underpinning the mission of the Game Rangers' Association of Africa (GRAA) is the desire to see Africa's wild places and animals protected from the myriad pressures and threats applied by human society. The GRAA notes with concern, the dramatic and unsustainable escalation of rhino poaching and considers these species as indicators of an escalation of illegal poaching across many species in the wild.

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RECOGNITION OF RHINO CONSERVATIONISTS

At last the people who dedicate themselves in the fight against rhino poaching in South Africa are being recognized for the work they do. Dr Larry Hansen Chairman & CEO of Hasselblad Cameras, and Ms Xiaoyang Yu, Founding partner of China New Enterprise Investment (CNEI), initiated the Rhino Conservation Awards this year, which follows a similar award Dr Hansen started in India more than 13 years ago against tiger poaching. In conjunction with The Game Ranger’s Association of Africa (GRAA) and endorsed by the Department of Environmental Affairs, these awards are given to a cross section of people who work to stop rhino poaching, and the aim of the sponsors is to see more poachers captured and prosecuted, and to raise awareness to reduce market demand for Rhino horn.

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Currin’t Events and the Game Rangers Association of Africa score a hole in one for Rangers

The Game Rangers Association of Africa (GRAA) enlisted the services of Currin’t Events to assist with their annual fundraising golf day.

The GRAA is an NGO that commits itself to the protection, conservation and, where possible, restoration of Africa`s biodiversity and the continued existence of its wilderness for the benefit of present and future generations. One of the roles that GRAA has is to train and equip game rangers with the necessary skills to protect Africa’s wildlife, which includes training in weapons handling and tracking, to fight the poaching of rhinos and other animals. It costs R10,500 to train a single ranger and GRAA selected this training programme as the focus for the funds raised at the golf day.

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WORLD RANGER’S DAY EVENT WAS A GREAT SUCCESS

International World Ranger's Day is celebrated annually on 31st July. In support of the men and women in this honourable profession, the Game Ranger’s Association of Africa (GRAA) held a Family Day on Sunday 5th August 2012 at Jo'Burg Zoo. Professional event organisers, Currin’t Events were responsible for the project management and logistics of the event, which was a great success with over 700 people (moms, dads and children) took part and enjoyed their day out learning about conservation of our precious wildlife.

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