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Ready, aim, click: rangers get ‘shot’ as free photos highlight their work

Rangers ‘do more than people think’, and a new project wants to show every bit of their crucial work

Night news editor

In some of the globe’s remotest areas, it is often nothing more than a “thin green line” that stands between animals and the poachers who want them dead. That line is made up of game rangers; women and men who risk their lives, in conditions that many would shy away from, all to protect some of the world’s most endangered creatures.

And often, they aren’t supported, and the full extent of their work isn’t known. But a new project has been launched that aims to change this.

The “Soul of the Ranger” campaign will make more than 1,000 images of these essential ground forces available for free to show exactly what they do and how they do it. Launched by the Game Rangers’ Association of Africa, the initiative points the lens at the “critical and diverse roles that rangers play in conservation”...

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