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RFA Newsletter January 2018 Edition

RFA Newsletter January 2018 Edition

Newsletters
We mourn the loss of RFA Secretary, Wayne Lotter, and many colleagues in Pakistan to the tireless endeavor of protecting and preserving biodiversity on earth. But, we also have a cause to celebrate as Cambodia welcomes its first female ranger.
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A Sad Day for Ranger family

A Sad Day for Ranger family

Media Release
RFA expresses its profound sadness and outrage on the death of Wayne Lotter, Secretary, Ranger Federation of Asia and co-founder and chairman, PAMS Foundation in a tragic attack in Dar Es Salaam on Wednesday.
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RFA Newsletter July 2017 Edition

RFA Newsletter July 2017 Edition

Newsletters
Check out the latest newsletter to read about more stories from the field in Cambodia and India. We dedicate this issue to the loss of Vann Sanny, a Ranger from Cambodia.
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New field ranger training guidelines, could save the lives of those on the front line of the poaching battle

New field ranger training guidelines, could save the lives of those on the front line of the poaching battle

Media Release
In the midst of a global poaching crisis, today marks the launch of the most comprehensive Training Guidelines for Field Rangers, providing anti-poaching units with a revolutionary resource to improve conditions and training on the front line.
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RFA Newsletter October 2016 Edition

RFA Newsletter October 2016 Edition

Newsletters
It has been a busy few month for us at RFA, check out the latest newsletter to find out more about the latest happenings. We dedicate this issue to the loss of Manu Chaudhry, a Ranger from Bhutan.
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World Ranger Congress 2016

World Ranger Congress 2016

Media Release
Bringing together 321 rangers from 62 countries and organised by the International Ranger Federation (IRF), the 8th World Ranger Congress aimed to share challenges and opportunities, and build solidarity between rangers and ranger associations from around the world.
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Story of a Ranger: Chencho Nidup, Bhutan

Story of a Ranger: Chencho Nidup, Bhutan

Ranger Story RFA Blog
Though there are many challenges, I am very honored and happy to be part of this work – hats off to all of the rangers around the world for their effective work towards wildlife protection.
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Lack of support endangers wildlife rangers

Lack of support endangers wildlife rangers

Media Release
The men and women who protect the planet’s wildlife feel they lack support from governments to enable them to do their do jobs safely, the results of an Asia based survey released on World Wildlife Day showed.
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Regional SMART Training Workshop in Phnom Penh

Regional SMART Training Workshop in Phnom Penh

RFA Blog
Spatial Monitoring and Reporting Tool (SMART) is an effective law enforcement tool that has seen rapid global rollout since its inception in 2013. SMART keeps all of the information in one place and allows people to not only see the data – but ask questions. Where are my rangers going? Where are the poaching hotspots? And most importantly, where do my rangers need to go?
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RFA Newsletter January 2016 Edition

RFA Newsletter January 2016 Edition

Newsletters
The second edition of RFA newsletter is now out. As usual, it contains personal stories from rangers in Asia along with other short articles. However, as 2015 comes to an end, we are all saddened by the loss of 3 courageous men who lost their lives in the line of duty.
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A peek into the lives of Rangers

A peek into the lives of Rangers

Media Release Newsletters
On behalf of the Ranger Federation of Asia, it gives us great pleasure to launch the first RFA newsletter. It contains personal stories from rangers in Asia along with other short articles. We hope it will be an interesting read, and grow from its early beginnings into a newsletter written by rangers, for rangers and those interested in our lives.
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The Son of Poacher who Become a Ranger

The Son of Poacher who Become a Ranger

Ranger Story RFA Blog
"My father wanted me to stand on my feet and beg for forgiveness for the animals that we killed. He started chanting prayer. I was nine years old at the time and he sent me to school with the message of not harming animals."
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Am I where I want to be?

Am I where I want to be?

Ranger Story RFA Blog
It was in the classroom that I first heard the word “Ranger”, and all about their duties. It gave me a flashback to my childhood, in my hometown, and I realised how much I enjoyed seeing wildlife. All of a sudden, I knew I wanted to work in the forest.
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RFA and Nature’s Frontline join forces to help rangers in Asia

Media Release
After in-depth discussion, RFA and Nature’s Frontline have agreed to collaborate and will be working together to bring more ranger's stories from remote Asian parks to the outside world. The first proposed project is an RFA newsletter, which will be launched on World Ranger Day, 2015.
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“The Forgotten Heroes of Asian Forest” highlights the challenges faced by frontline staff in Asia

“The Forgotten Heroes of Asian Forest” highlights the challenges faced by frontline staff in Asia

RFA Blog
The president of RFA, Rohit Singh, gave "The Forgotten Heroes of Asian Forest" presentation to over 300 people at the ATBC (Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation) Asia Pacific annual conference. The three day conference took place from 30th March to 2nd April 2015 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia and was attended by participants from 29 countries.
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World Ranger Day: New ranger initiative set to improve welfare and protect endangered species

Media Release
In response to the urgent poaching crisis facing Asia and Africa, the International Ranger Federation (IRF), Ranger Federation of Asia (RFA), PAMS Foundation and WWF announced today a joint initiative to work together to improve ranger standards and welfare across Asia.
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WWF-India salutes the spirit of forest guards on Global Tiger Day

Media Release
On the occasion of Global Tiger Day, WWF-India organized an event at the Vivekananda KendraVidyalaya in Seijosa village with school students to honor forest guards for their contribution towards tiger conservation.
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Over 110,000 voices join WWF in urging tiger range governments to invest more in rangers

Media Release
In support and appreciation of rangers, WWF launched the Cards4tigers action on World Ranger Day last year. The response has been overwhelming. From school kids to celebrities, and from Ambassadors and Ministers, many have shown support by sending postcards to rangers.
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