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.

We appreciate any help or support you can provide towards our efforts to helping endangered species by supporting our projects in partnership with the Chipembere Rhino Foundation in South Africa, the Pygmy Elephant Project in Borneo and the United Kingdom Orangutan Appeal for Borneo, all of which can be found on our Projects Page.

World Ranger Day

IAPF Logo

World Ranger Day Rangers IAPF

IAPF – International Anti Poaching Foundation

WORLD RANGER DAY, 31 July, 2013

Today, on World Ranger Day 2013, we would like to take moment to give our sincerest thanks to rangers on duty everywhere; in IAPF units and in units across the world. Being a ranger is often a thankless task, with long hours, difficult conditions and frequent, grim reminders of the obstacles faced daily in protecting the world’s wildlife. And all of this work is done with little or no public recognition.
To all rangers on duty, to the men and women working in the field, and to those killed or injured over the past year, we give you our sincerest thanks and gratitude. We appreciate your tireless efforts on the front lines of conservation, knowing that without you so much wildlife would be lost to the world forever.

******TO EVERYONE READING THIS******

Please take a moment to stop and thank our rangers, and rangers everywhere, who all stand guard over our planet’s protected areas, the wild places and the wild species that live there.

Please post your words of thanks here, and share this as far and wide as you can. Rangers everywhere work incredibly hard, day in and day out, 365 days of the year. And although we are thankful for them every day, today on World Ranger Day, please join us and shout out your thanks to rangers across the world!!

IAPF WEB SITE

Sheldrick Mobile Elephant Vets in Action

 Both of these elephants were saved by the DWST Mobile vets.

DWST Mobile Vets 1

DWST Mobile Vets 2

On Wednesday 24th July, the KWS / DSWT Mobile Veterinary Unit operating in the Tsavo Conservation Area treated two more elephants with poaching wounds.

Working in direct partnership with the Kenya Wildlife Service, our three Mobile Veterinary Teams are focused on the treatment of injured and sick wildlife. These teams have saved the lives of hundreds of elephants, and other species.

We are deeply grateful to the teams and all those that support our efforts enabling these teams to remain operational in the field.

You can find out more about our Mobile Veterinary Units at: http://www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org/mobilevet/index_new.asp

Save Our Rhino Stand Lisbon 2013

Jo Wilmot and Jane Goodall Lisbon Web

 

Jo Wilmot from RAGES and the Rotary Club of Kenton-On-Sea with Dr. Jane Goodall in Lisbon.  The Jane Goodall Institute is one of Jane’s amazing works in progress.  The JGI would be a wonderful partner for RAGES, as the JGI’s approach to endangered species is an eye opener and makes so much sense.  Visit their web site below and see why we love this work:

Jane Goodall Institute 

Rhino in the Sand

Sand Rhino

Rhino Rescue Project at WildTalk in Durban for the ROSCAR awards  Congratulations to the Triosphere team for taking the award for Best Environmental Film for Saving Rhino Phila.

This photo on Facebook led me to the project itself and it looks like a very worthwhile one.  We need to do some research here any takers?  Get back to me via this web site under contact us please.

The Rhino Rescue Project

 

Keynote Species The Elephant

Keystone Elephant

 

This is such a great graphic, because elephants are a keystone species and other species rely on them – and the environments they create as nature’s gardeners – for their own survival.

Elephants are the face of Africa and many Asian nations. They’ve roamed this earth for 35 million years. Can you even imagine a world without elephants? We can’t. Let’s not lose them.

World Ranger Day

World Ranger Day

 

Next Wednesday 31st July 2013 is World Ranger Day. 

According to the World Ranger Foundation more than 70 rangers died in 2012 on the front line of protecting our wildlife. Their work is difficult, dangerous and generally unrecognised.

A lot of the rhino horn is smuggled to Vietnam for people to use in the incorrect belief it has medicinal value. So we thought the people of Vietnam would also want to say thanks for preventing this cruel and pointless “ingredient” reaching them to waste their money on.

Send a message to Vietnam through your local Vietnamese Embassy or Consul.

 

 

Orphan Elephant Formula Sheldrick News

Delivery of formula

Special milk delivery for the orphaned infant elephants.

The last of 8 sacks of donated SMA First Infant milk formula being safely stored. We are deeply grateful to the makers of SMA for donating this milk formula to us.

We would also like to say a big thank you to British Airways who so kindly arranged complimentary shipment from the UK to Kenya and to Finlays Horticulture Ltd who handled the import clearance and related costs, as well as delivering the milk to us.

This extremely generous in kind support will help us provide for all of the nursery elephants and those still taking milk at our Tsavo reintegration centres. With so many mouths to feed, currently consuming in excess of 10,000 litres of milk a month, we can never have enough milk formula. Though this delivery thankfully ensures we have essential supplies right now.

David Sheldrick Trust

 

Elephant tusks: the new blood diamonds

Blood Ivory

A Kenya Wildlife Service officer numbers elephant ivory tusks on July 3, 2013 after a container destined to Malasyia full of tusks was seized in a private yard at the ports of Mombasa. (Ivan Lieman/AFP/Getty Images)

NAIROBI, Kenya — Militant groups in Central and East Africa are cashing in on the lucrative ivory trade to fund their operations across the continent, threatening both regional security and the survival of Africa’s endangered elephants.

Demand from increasingly affluent Chinaand Southeast Asian nations has driven a surge in elephant poaching in recent years, leading to the deaths of tens of thousands of the animals annually, wildlife monitoring groups say.

But in a new development, armed insurgent groups like Uganda’s brutal Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), Somalia’s Qaeda-linked Al Shabaab and Sudan’s Janjaweed militia are joining organized criminal networks as major players in the illicit trade.

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