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

RAGES in Atlanta for the Rotary International Convention

JUNE 10-14 2017

Georgia World Congress Centre ATLANTA

RAGES will be in Atlanta for the Rotary International Convention RICON 2017!

Above RAGES Director RIBI President Eve Conway and John Glassford. Seoul 2016 RICON

The Rotary International Convention is our biggest event of the year! In addition to celebrating all things Rotary, this year we’ll also be commemorating The Rotary Foundation’s centennial with a birthday party, book signing, and film festival.

As well as having a booth in the Rotarian Action Group section in the House of Friendship, we will be conducting a break out session including our AGM and election of new Directors and the Chair.

As we need your help please join us in Atlanta you can still register for the 2017 RICON:

REGISTER HERE

 

Dame Dr. Jane Goodall D.B.E.

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.

Chair John Glassford and co-founder of RAGES with Dr. Jane Goodall D.B.E. and Susan Glassford

 

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December/January News Bulletin

December/January News Bulletin

Have a great 2017 and let us double our efforts to create awareness out there in every way you are able to do so.

RAGES is here for you and for you to help the endorsed RAGES Projects.

We are gaining members every day and we want you to join us in working with the RAGES endorsed projects where we have Rotarians on the ground directly involved in these projects.

The mission of RAGES is to put you in touch with the project that you want to help either as a club or a District.

So get in touch let us work together.

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

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.