Rotarian Action Group for Endangered Species
From our small beginnings after a talk presented to our club by Dr William Fowlds, we are delighted that RI has accepted RAGES as an official Rotary Action Group and our very own Jo Wilmot was been appointed as the first Project Manager. Rotarian John Glassford, an ex- Kenyan, now living in Australia, used his endless energy and enthusiasm to push this initiative to the point it is now.
Proposed Rotarian action group for endangered species
“Our purpose is to mobilize Rotarians and provide global awareness and focused ACTION in the continuing struggle to preserve and protect endangered species. We will be supporting and promoting new and ongoing joint projects with Rotary and Rotaract clubs located in the areas of concern.
Our efforts will start with a particular focus on the rhinos, elephants and mountain gorillas in Africa, where poaching is a danger not only to these rare animals, but to the economic survival of the indigenous people who rely on eco-tourism for their livelihood .”
RAGES is a Rotarian Action Group which operates in accordance with Rotary International policy but is not an agency of, or controlled by Rotary International