Help Support RAGES

These boxes or kits will be available for Rotary and Rotaract Clubs and Districts to support. These RISK Boxes will contain equipment that will go to various projects engaged in the protection and survival of rhinos, pygmy elephants and orangutans in areas of South Africa, Borneo and Indonesia that are currently under threat by poaching, loss of habitat and human wildlife conflict. RAGES is looking at sourcing these RISK Boxes in the area of most need so as to keep the economic benefits in that country. These RISK Boxes will start at $500 for the entry level. There are three other levels that will be available.

Welcome to RAGES Inc.

The Rotarian Action Group for Endangered Species or RAGES, operates in accordance with Rotary International policy but is not an agency of, or controlled by Rotary International.

WELCOME!

Greetings everyone!  If you are a Rotarian, Rotaractor or family member of a Rotarian, then you are eligible to join our Rotarian Action Group for Endangered Species or RAGES.

If you are eligible and want to join we need you to please list below your name, the name of your Rotary club or Rotaractor club, Rotary District, and country. If you are a family member of a Rotarian, then list the Rotary club of your family member. There will be no membership dues.

To register as a member go to:

CONTACT US

Dr. Jane Goodall has accepted our invitation to become the Patron of RAGES.  This following a meeting in Sydney that we had with Jane on her 80th birthday tour of the world.  We discussed a potential partnership with Rotary using RAGES and the JGI Roots & Shoots programme in Kenya.  We are excited about the potential for this partnership in all of the 138 countries that Roots & Shoots operate in.

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Dr.Jane Goodall signs the poster SAY NO!  This poster will be the centrepiece of an upcoming campaign featuring Besuries and their wonderful music.  Stay tuned for more signings.

“It is likely that some extinction is a consequence of world biological, climatological or systemic process beyond our immediate ability to control. However, extinctions caused by wanton greed, the harvesting of body parts for superstitious uses, and/or poaching for immediate needs can be stopped, particularly when the species at risk (particularly great cats, elephants, and rhinos) can be the focus of economic activity that generates income and livelihood through local stewardship.”

“This is a mission worthy of Rotary”.  Jon Deisher

Jon Deisher was a member of the Rotary Club of Anchorage, Alaska (D5010) U.S.A.

Footnote Jon Deisher passed away today 16th February 2016.  I will miss this man and his passion for wildlife.

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October/November News Bulletin

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October/November News Bulletin

It has been a very busy two months for me personally with building work here in Australia.

During December I will be looking at ways we as members of RAGES can work together for those who have no voice.

 

RAGES will be looking for a new Chair in June at Atlanta.  I have ot concentrate on my work as a District Governor for my District 9700 in 2018-2019.

 

Our Board will go through the correct procedures to elect a new Chair.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you can help and want to get involved in RAGES and our work on the ground in South Africa, Borneo and Malaysia.

Talk soon
Yours in Rotary

DGN John Glassford
Chair 2014 -2017

Rotarian Action Group for Endangered Species
Rotary Club of Coolamon District 9700
New South Wales, Australia

RAGES Member off to Borneo

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Above Rotarian and RAGES Member Debbie Mair from the RC of Hutt City in New Zealand.

Adopting orangutans leads Kiwi woman to helping Borneo’s orphaned elephants

The Rotarian first meet the two elephants Jimbo and Tun Tan two years ago when she was representing the Rotary Action Group for Endangered Species.

Deb heads over to Borneo next week. Today there’s tragic news out of Borneo. On Friday 22nd July Poachers set fire to the wildlife sanctuary. 22 acres of forest have been lost to fire.The sooner i get out there and see what’s happening on the ground the better. Let’s hope we have lost no endangered animals to the fire or the poachers.

 

FULL STORY HERE

Also a story in Rotary Showcase below.  Well done Debbie.

 

ROTARY SHOWCASE STORY.

LATEST NEWS FROM DEBBIE RECEIVED SAT. 23 JULY

Hi John,

Very, very sad news.  Poachers have set the wildlife sanctuary on fire on Friday 22nd.  22 acres lost.  The wildlife team is going fire & rescue to put the fires out.
The sooner I get out there and see what’s happening on the ground the better.  Let’s hope we have lost no endangered animals to the fire or the poachers :

Sabah News

Scale of the Trade Pangolins

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SCALE OF THE TRADE

Pangolins are the world’s only scaly mammal, and they are also one of the most endangered and traded animals in the world. Every day, approximately 270 pangolins are illegally poached for their scales and meat. These unique, vulnerable animals urgently need protecting but this cannot be achieved alone. Conservation Scientist, Trica Burgess, is calling for your support.

Find out how you can help

Anneka Svenskas Speech

Here is Anneka Svenskas speech in London on the 30th April.

https://www.facebook.com/GreenWorldTVUK/videos/1596299827327552/

 

RAGES Anneka

Anneka Svenska is a naturalist, broadcaster and film maker. Anneka founded ‘Green World Television‘ in 2014 in order to intertwine her film making abilities with her animal conservation work, her passion being to help animal charities who struggle with film making and to be one of the fore runners in reporting on wildlife crime. She now produces strong films & campaigns, some created to give animal and environmental charities a much needed voice in the world of television.

Anneka has filmed in South Africa alongside the incredible Black Mamba anti-poaching unit, worked one on one with wild wolves, filmed for The Badger Trust, Born Free, LionAid, The Dog’s Trust, The Mayhew Animal Home, Wetnose Animal Aid, Helping Rhinos, VegfestUK and Wildlife Trusts. She has also rescued over 300 dogs from the meat industry in Thailand and from Cyprus and Romania.  As well as being a conservationist, Anneka is a staunch vegan and believes that the future sustainability of the planet lies in compassion to animals and all living beings.