Vision, Mission and Objectives


The Game Rangers’ Association of Africa 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.


The GRAA is dedicated to applying best practice management principles in conserving Africa's natural resources in a professional and ethical manner.


  • To ensure that Game Rangers are adequately trained and equipped to carry out their primary responsibility of maintaining the integrity of wilderness areas, protected areas and other natural areas in which they work;

  • Contribute information and advice to those organisations which train Game Rangers to ensure that their training is appropriate and professional;

  • Represent present and past Game Rangers and their interests in order to ensure the highest standards and credibility of the profession;

  • Give professional, objective and responsible advice, opinions and information on the game ranging profession;

  • Facilitate the establishment and maintenance of contact and communication between Game Rangers, past and present, throughout the world and especially in Africa;

  • Assess, support and promote wildlife conservation management throughout Africa and the rest of the world;

  • Promote the implementation of appropriate protected area management systems as required by international conventions and agreements, and ensure that theireffectiveness be assessed and reported on throughout Africa;

  • Aim to ensure that policy and legislation relating to wilderness areas, protected areas and other natural areas in Africa remain compatible to the values of the GRAA as expressed in the Manifesto, Vision and Mission of the Association;

  • Affiliate with other organisations which share common goals, ethics and objectives;

  • Actively promote support for the Association;

  • Manage the affairs of the Association so as not to carry on any profit making activities not relating to its objectives, or to participate in any business, profession or occupation carried on by its members, or to provide financial assistance, premises, continuous services or facilities to its members for the purpose of carrying on any business, profession or occupation by them;

  • Ensure that the activities of the Association will be carried on with the sole purpose of promoting its objectives.


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