The Support Africas Rangers Initiative

Maintaining motivation and morale amongst those who stand in the front line of African conservation is of paramount importance if we hope to win what can only be described as a war. A rangers’ job is often done without recognition, in remote wilderness areas where communication is a serious challenge and resource support is often extremely scarce. Enormous sacrifices are made by rangers and often this is felt most noticeably by a rangers’ family. We therefore also need to recognise them and thank them for their supportive role under trying circumstances.

The Game Rangers’ Association of Africa (GRAA) is of the opinion that often these rangers are not acutely aware of the admiration there is amongst the wider global community for the cause which they fight for every day. The GRAA has thus embarked on a social media campaign to gather messages of support for the rangers of Africa by setting up a Facebook page entitled “Support Africa’s Rangers”. All those who wish to express their words of support and encouragement to the rangers of Africa are asked to post their messages on this page.

Let these messages serve as a form of motivation to those in the field who will know that there are people across the globe that are thinking of them and appreciating the work that they do with such passion and commitment. The GRAA will distribute these messages far and wide within its network. We hope these messages will serve as a measure of inspiration to the dedicated ranger corps operating across the continent.

Let us unite behind these brave men and women who stand in defence of our natural heritage. They deserve our recognition and thanks.

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