RAGES Borneo Pygmy Elephant Project

$1,165 of $10,000 goal
Given by 15 generous donors in around 3 months

The Rotarian Action Group for Endangered Species raising funds for GPS collars, Garmin Cameras, Milk Powder & Fencing.


How we can help -

1. Create awareness of the issue to stop & prosecute poaching, illegal killing, snare trapping & the illegal pet trade in Borneo

2. Fund & deliver 4 Garmin Virb cameras to record operations, rescues and footage of illegal snaring & poaching for prosecution through the courts

3. Provide monetary assistance to the Wildlife Rescue Unit to give access to worldwide experts so that they can learn through education. Offer Rotary scholarships, placements and exchanges to enhance their learning.

4. Fundraise to purchase GPS collars for the DGFC and WRU members to use, so that we learn more about the transient movements of elephants

5. Provide assistance by fundraising to install electric fences to protect schools, medical centres and villages

6. Support locals attempting to create NGO’s to provide centres for the conservation of rescued animals. Creating strong, diverse local economies that meet local peoples' needs & support employment & international fair trade

7. Educating locals and farmers to create sustainable & humane agriculture that gives access to nutritious, low impact, local & seasonal products

Rotary Club of Hutt City Incorporated Charitable Trust's involvement (page creator)

I am the current RAGES Projects Director for South East Asia. I want to influence friends, schools, corporates, rotary clubs to fundraise to preserve natural habitat, rescue, save & rehabilitate Endangered Species in Sabah, Borneo to ensure that the next generation can experience these animals.

The Rotarian Action group for Endangered Species (RAGES) will work in partnership with the Sabah Wildlife Department and Wildlife Rescue Unit to achieve their goals.

About us

The Rotary Club of Hutt City. Dedicated people, united and working together, can change the world.

We meet every Wednesday at the Hutt Bowling Club, 6 Myrtle Street, Lower Hutt, 12 noon. Visiting Rotarians, friends and guests always welcome! www.huttrotary.org.nz

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RAGES High School Challenge   25 August 2016

Bringing National Geographical learning into the classroom. Let's get all of our 26 Regional Secondary Schools involved to see what is needed to save Endangered Wildlife. The younger generation want to make a difference and through Rotary we can share projects and work together to find a way forward.......

The recent collared wild Borneo Pygmy Elephant No 35, Koyah may be the one that saves her species as her movements will be tracked by students all over NZ, so that we can learn the best way to protect her and prevent human elephant conflicts. This is Rotary evolving to teach the younger generation how, why, where and when we make a difference.

Thanks to Hutt Valley High School and Scots College Wellington for being the first 2 schools on board. Dedicated people, united and working together, can change the world.


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John Glassford
John Glassford on 30 Nov 2016
Great work Debbie!
Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 18 Nov 2016
Nicole Mistal
Nicole Mistal on 05 Oct 2016
They are such magnificent creatures!
Plimmerton Rotary
Plimmerton Rotary on 05 Oct 2016
Challenge by Donna Reed
Angela R
Angela R on 04 Oct 2016

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