RPP FM Management is pleased to announce a newly formed media partnership with The Thin Green Line Foundation (TTGLF).
The partnership is a credible fit for RPP FM as the Voice of the Peninsula. The radio station’s primary objective is to help support and build awareness of the great conservation work TTGLF, a not-for-profit organization, carry out in Africa and around the world.
Founder and Managing Director of TTGLF, Sean Willmore, an ex-local Park Ranger for coastal wetlands on the Mornington Peninsula had a vision to help rangers around the world in their passion to protect conservation and support those who put themselves on the frontline to protect wild animals from poachers.
RPP FM presenters Pete Smedley and Ange Robinson interviewed Sean on their radio program The Breakfast Scoop recently. Sean explained TTGLF is an organisation that aims to provide rangers on the frontline of conservation who protect endangered species in Africa and other parts of the world with essential anti-poaching equipment and training so they have a greater chance of surviving. TTGLF also raise funds to financially support communities and families of rangers who are killed in the line of duty.
Sean and his team is the voice of TTGLF – ‘Protecting Nature’s Protectors’. Over 1,000 Park Rangers have lost their lives across the globe in the last 10 years. “It’s absolutely a war, it’s an untold war,” he said.
TTGLF is a strong partner of the International Ranger Federation and Sean was appropriately and deservingly elected as President of the Federation, an organization that raises awareness of, and supports Park Rangers worldwide in conserving natural and cultural heritage. He has received a number of humane and bravery awards, has documented his journeys, written a children’s book and released Green Line Grooves, a CD from numerous music events and fundraisers which Pete & Ange played on their program.
He has featured in a number of media programs, including ABC’s Australian Story, Foreign Correspondent and 7.30 Report to tell the story of courageous rangers who put their lives on the line every day to expose cruel poaching practices in all parts of the world.
Sean is an inspiration to all and passionate about protecting the environment working in over 50 countries with rangers. He has been ambushed, held at gunpoint and confronted with terrible atrocities, all of which rangers on the frontline face daily.
TTGLF has the support of HRH Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and HRH Charles, The Prince of Wales after he was invited to a conference on Wildlife Crime at St James Palace.
Sean’s supporters and TTGLF’s official Ambassadors include Dr Jane Goodall, Prof Tim Flannery, musicians Gotye, Nicky Bomba, Tex Perkins and the late Bryce Courtenay.
To coincide and commemorate World Ranger Day (31 July)
Friday, 1 August 2014
The Thin Green Line Foundation proudly presents
Nicky Bomba, Gotye and Tex Perkins
as The Thin Green Line Ambassador Allstars who will perform at
Melbourne Town Hall
Supported by Tinpan Orange, Makana (Hawaii) and Damian Howard
Tickets available NOW via thingreenline.org.au/whats-on
This is a once in a lifetime showcase of talent from all music genres
All proceeds go towards The Thin Green Line Foundation’s work
To support this wonderful foundation dedicated to Protecting the Protectors of Nature, make a donation* by visiting thingreenline.org.au. You will also help the cause by attending The Thin Green Line Ambassador Allstars event.
*100% of your donations go to supporting projects on the ground, and are fully tax deductable.
“It always seems impossible until it’s done” – Nelson Mandela
DON’T FEEL OVERWHELMED – FEEL EMPOWERED
RPP FM IS A PROUD MEDIA PARTNER OF
THE THIN GREEN LINE FOUNDATION
PROTECTING NATURE’S PROTECTORS
RPP FM – YOUR VOICE ON THE PENINSULA
98.7FM & 98.3FM Frankston
Compiled by Debra Mar
Image captured by Rab Siddhi
Pictured: The Breakfast Scoop team and Sean, Founder and Managing Director of The Thin Green Line Foundation.