Africa's rangers are skilled in the way of the bush. They hold the moral integrity to do what is right and what is necessary following a split second decision.
To be effective, they need the highest qualities of ethics, honesty and integrity placed together with well-honed leadership, self-dicipline, toughness, fitness, flexibility, resilience, compassion and the ability to work effectively within an integrated team
Rangers need to be well-trained, well-equipped, motivated and be held accountable for their actions. This they carry with immense pride!
This conservation photography project is carried out in partnership with the Game Rangers Association of Africa (GRAA) that provides support, networks and representation for game rangers across Africa. This conservation photography project will use rangers as the “lead characters” to highlight the issues faced by conservationists and showcase opportunities for improved support of rangers in the future. Positive and targeted messages will be communicated that emphasise the critical role that rangers play in African conservation in ensuring that the continent’s natural heritage is preserved for the benefit of future generations. Support Africa’s Rangers by supporting the GRAA.
Peter Chadwick is a Fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP) whose mission is to further environmental and cultural conservation through photography. The iLCP’s goal is to use the art of high-quality photography to encourage people to take action in support of tangible and meaningful conservation measures.