Ranger Messias: News
Reserve ranger: Messias Gomes da Silva
Partner organisation: REGUA
Ranger Messias was born and raised in a community near the Guapi Assu Reserve (REGUA) but moved to the city to work as a night watchman. His love of the forest inspired him to return and REGUA gave him the opportunity to work in the Atlantic Rainforest.
Messias’ work includes maintaining trails, removing illegal hunting camps and animal traps, guiding researchers, visitors and volunteers in the forest and gathering seeds for REGUA’s reforestation programme.
Messias says: “My work is very important for the protection of the forest. I have always had a passion for nature and now as one of REGUA’s ranger I can actually do much more for it than in the past.
Read about ranger Messias's wildlife encounters and adventures from the field:
12 June 2015Rangers Antonio Teixeira Nunes and Messias Gomes da Silva are the backbone of much of the fieldwork carried out in Guapi Assu Reserve in Brazil’s Atlantic forest. Messias als...
06 March 2012Discover more about the lives and work of our rangers who protect some of the most threatened habitats and wildlife on Earth It has been a year since World Land Trust (WLT) laun...
12 October 2011Learning and sharing wildlife knowledge is key to fuelling local people’s passion for their natural environment and securing the long term success of conservation projects, a...