One of the fundamental objectives of the GRAA is to ensure rangers are adequately equipped so that they can perfom optimally in their efforts to maintain the integrity of wilderness areas. Each year, the GRAA continues to source and distribute ranger specific equipment to rangers in need across Africa.
Africa's rangers are in dire need of optimal equipment. Some of the equipment that is often required by ranger teams may be found below:
x Field Equipment - (GPS; camelbaks; night vision; radios; firearms; ammunition; cybertracker; swagrolls; tents; torches etc.)
x Office Equipment - (Laptop; Software; etc)
x Fleet and fleet accessories - (Vehicles; boats; aircraft and including fleet accessories such as tyres, towropes etc)
In 2015, with the generous support of Allison Thomson at OSCAP, the GRAA managed to provide 60 pairs of ranger boots and socks to rangers at Kundelungu National Park in the DRC.
Over the last few years, equipment has also kindly been sourced from donors by GRAA member, Paul Phelan and distributed on loan to various initiatives in Kwazulu-Natal to combat wildlife crime. The value of this equipment amounts to approximately R160 000.