The main purpose of the WRSA Foundation is to assist game farmers and communities in times of crisis and need. It also affords a way for game ranchers who can aid fellow ranchers and communities. It is in the game ranchers’ nature to offer selfless help when there is an emergency, and this attitude has long been demonstrated spontaneously in the game industry. This explains why the WRSA Foundation’s motto is Where heart and hand meet. With a focus on support, research, education and the environment, hard work is done to improve the conditions of game ranchers and the entire community in need.
Natural disasters such as droughts, floods and fires are some of the biggest risks facing any farming community. It is usually completely unpredictable, and the consequences are brutal and disturbing. Traditional drought relief efforts are focussed on ‘mainstream’ agriculture, and sadly game ranching is often overlooked.
This is where the WRSA Foundation comes in to establish a structure with organised fundraising and effective coordination of resources for the benefit of game ranchers and communities affected by disasters and adversity.
The help and support provided by the WRSA Foundation is not only limited to members of WRSA. We are there for every game farmer in need!