November 17 – 23
Go Green For Rangers is the best reason to dress, eat, think or paint yourself green this November!
The Thin Green Line Foundation is proud to launch our brand new Go Green For Rangers campaign to raise awareness and much needed funds to support rangers on the frontline of conservation.
We challenge you to Go Green by organising a collaborative event where everyone can participate, have fun, donate and spread the word about the vital work the Thin Green Line Foundation supports.
Natural Causes, a company based in Cape Town, in partnership with ex-supermodel turned South African photographer, Josie Borain, have created a Rangers for Rhinos 2015 Calendar for two NGO’s, the Game Rangers Association of Africa and Resource Africa, both involved in anti-rhino poaching projects, with the following objectives:.
- To raise money that will be used to stop the poaching of rhinos
- To raise awareness of the work done by South Africa’s conservation fraternity, in particular its game rangers, in the anti-poaching campaign in South Africa
This calendar is intended to be the first of an annual production of Rangers for Rhinos Calendars.
More information can be found on Facebook.
Elaine Hsiao and Sudeep Jana
Parc Naturel Régional Scarpe-Escaut, in the northeast of France, have enlisted 26 schoolchildren as Junior Rangers. Read more about the program here: Junior Rangers Training Program (PDF)
2014 Conservation Leadership Programme Awards
Deadline: 11th November 2013
The Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) aims to advance biodiversity conservation globally by building the leadership capabilities of early-career conservation professionals working in places with limited capacity to address high-priority conservation issues. This partnership initiative, including BirdLife International, Conservation International, Fauna & Flora International, and Wildlife Conservation Society, has been building conservation leaders across the world for over 25 years. The Programme currently works toward its aims by offering awards, training and mentoring support. The CLP offers three levels of Conservation Awards:
- Future Conservationist Awards: Approximately 20 awards of up to $15,000 each
- Conservation Follow-up Awards: Approximately 6 awards of up to $25,000 each (available only to previous CLP Future Conservationist Award winners)
- Conservation Leadership Awards: 1 award of $50,000 (available only to previous CLP Follow-up Award winners)
CLP projects must occur in and be led by nationals of countries excluded from the World Bank list of high-income economies across Africa, Asia, Eastern and South-eastern Europe, the Middle East, the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, where there tends to be fewer resources and capacity for conservation. Exceptions include some high-income economies located in some temperate and tropical areas of high biological diversity but thought to have low national capacity for conservation, including the Pacific Islands, Caribbean Islands and the Middle East. Check country eligibility here.
The application deadline for full proposals is 11th November 2013 for ALL applications. Those applying for Conservation Follow-up and Conservation Leadership Awards must submit a Logical Framework to the CLP by Tuesday, 1st October 2013. CLP will provide feedback on all logical frameworks by 16th October and, based on this review, will either invite applicants to submit a full proposal or not. Awards will be announced in April 2014. Please visit the CLP website for detailed eligibility criteria, guidelines and an application form.
Successful applicants will: 1.) Develop the knowledge, skills and abilities of team members; 2.) Implement a focused, high-priority conservation project combining research and action; and 3.) Contribute to the long-term success of local conservation efforts. All eligible teams submitting an application will receive feedback on their proposal.
The CLP is piloting an Alumni Ambassador Programme this year whereby Future Conservationist Award applicants can request feedback on their proposals from CLP alumni in their region prior to submission. More information on this programme is found on the CLP website. Applicants may also contact a member of the CLP team well before and up to two weeks before the application deadline for advice on project eligibility, methods and project activities. The CLP may be able to put teams in touch with local partner offices or other experts who can provide additional advice.
A representative from each award-winning team will be invited to attend an international training event in June/July 2014 organized by the CLP to share ideas and develop skills, knowledge and contacts. Additionally, winning teams are able to network with experts from within each of the partner organisations and past winners. CLP team members are available to help with project implementation, including guidance required during the planning and team training stages.
Have additional questions or seeking advice? Email [email protected] for more information
Find past issues of The Thin Green Line and Guardaparque from the link on the right column of this page.
Tengo el gran privilegio hoy de dirigirme a usted como nuevo presidente de la Federación Internacional de Guardaparques. Acabo de regresar de África después del
Séptimo Congreso Mundial de Guardaparques en Arusha, Tanzania, que fue seguido por el trabajo futuro sobre la lucha contra la caza furtiva y diferentes reuniones, soy
plenamente consciente de las responsabilidades y desafíos que enfrenta el nuevo
Comité Ejecutivo de FIG, todos los miembros de la familia FIG / Guardaparques, y la
profesión de la Conservación.
Another report on the WRC, including information on Rangers Without Borders.