True Green Alliance (TGA)
The PHASA Foundation is an NPO functioning within the wildlife management sector. The foundation supports a variety of projects pertaining to research, conservation and livelihoods being undertaken by existing NPOs, and is empowered by various business owners who share an interest in wildlife management and inbound tourism. By supporting one of our projects, you are helping to feed an orphan, provide shelter for a homeless person or support a farmer in need, or contributing towards the sustainability of animals. Therefore, we have identified the True Green Alliance as a worthy cause in this regard. I would like to share some insights with you into one of our ongoing projects.
True Green Alliance (TGA)
Today, there is hardly a single essential wildlife management practice that is not being challenged by the animal rightists and, in many cases, they have successfully stopped vital wildlife management programmes because of the influence that their emotional animal rights propaganda has had on society’s psyche.
The TGA is working tenaciously to reverse this state of affairs.
It is the TGA’s intention to create a general public that is properly informed about the principles and practices of science-based wildlife management – all carefully explained in layman’s language – so that every man in the street will come to understand why the animal rights philosophy is wrong; and why what the TGA advocates is right.
Take a good look at the TGA’s position statement on our website, entitled, “The animal rights doctrine”, and make up your own mind on the question, “Which one of us is right and which one is wrong?” (www.mahohboh.org)
Essentially, the TGA belongs, not to the TGA’s Board or Directors, but to YOU – the people of Africa (and the world) – on whose behalf the TGA is beginning to fight this good and worthy war. It is YOUR wildlife – YOUR natural heritage – YOUR wild places – that the TGA is trying to protect from the iniquities of the animal rights brigade.
So WHO should become a member of the TGA?
EVERYBODY who has the slightest interest in preserving and/or sustainably utilising our wildlife for posterity should become a member. We will then ALL be helping our wildlife, our country, our world, and our people – together – as a team – to ensure that the wildlife and the wild places that you and I cherish today, will still be available for the enjoyment of our grandchildren’s grandchildren tomorrow, and as an endowment to all the generations of mankind to come. The TGA cannot succeed in its endeavours UNLESS the people of Africa (and the world) understand and support this fundamental ideal. What you get out of being a member of the TGA will be a measure of what you put in. Just becoming a member, however, will be a very good start; and it will ensure your enrolment in the TGA’s newsletter database.
The TGA is a registered non-profit organisation – soon to become a public benefit organisation, as well – and we will be raising funds to pay for the execution of the multifarious tasks that we will be fulfilling in the months and years ahead. How we will spend this money will be open to public scrutiny! Enjoy the journey. The road ahead is very new. And it is going to be an exciting ride. By explaining three of our objectives, we will hopefully give you enough reason why we cannot operate without money.
— We intend to make documentary films that will be shown on local and international television.
— We intend to organise informal meetings with intimate groups of people from the media, where journalists will be entertained on a game ranch for several days. During this time, the principles and practices of wildlife management will be explained to them around a campfire in the evening; at the breakfast table in the morning; or during a game drive in the afternoon. We will also make ourselves available to discuss whatever current wildlife controversy there might be honestly and openly with journalists. The intention of these junkets will be to properly inform the media about the principles and practices of scientific wildlife management, thereby encouraging them to make more informed and considered decisions based on truth.
— We also intend to educate our youth, using innovative natural history learning programmes.
And all the while, we will be fighting the propaganda of the animal rights brigade.