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.

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.

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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.

Three rhinos shot at Sibuya Game Reserve near Kenton-on-Sea

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We are devastated at the news that 3 rhino have been poached this morning at our neighbour Sibuya Game Reserve. We are on high alert and supporting the police investigation. Read more:

THREE RHINO DOWN

Last year we were overjoyed to welcome Binky to the world, the Reserve and our hearts. Today is a dark day @Sibuya as ruthless poachers invaded last night brutally killing Binky’s mother and the mother of an another three month old calf. A third Rhino was targeted but has been resuscitated by the Vet. He’s badly injured but has been treated and we are hoping for the best. As both babies are suckling they still need to be fed, so have been successfully darted and are on their way to a baby Rhino orphanage where we hope they will survive. All at Sibuya are devastated and heart broken.

We thank you for your support and messages.

www.sibuya.co.za/en/rhino-poaching/tag/sibuya-rhino-foundation

We met these same rhinos last May William Fowlds works with them next door is Kariega where Thandi and Thembi live. I am devastated and do not want to show these pics. We need action not words and I am beyond angry.

Gentle creatures and here is one we met there and I pray she is OK.

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Australia First Country to Place Immediate Ban on Lion Trophies

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Australian environment minister Greg Hunt made a bold and important move for the welfare of lions by signing an order banning any import or export of any trophy body part of a lion.

Hunting of lions for sport, show, and profit has become a major problem for wild lion populations over the past 25 years especially.  A practice known as “canned hunting” has become unfortunately widespread in which lions are intentionally bred in captivity only to be more or less handed over to international hunters for sport.  Often times in these circumstances the lions are drugged or baited, further adding to the gruesome inhumanity of it.

Due to a multitude of factors, the lion population has fallen to 40,000, 50% less than it was 25 years ago, according to the International Fund for Animal Welfare.  There are many factors contributing to this such as habitat loss, human conflict, and skewing of the genetic balance within lion communities by removing large male lions for illegal hunting purposes.

FULL STORY HERE