World Ranger Day
Date: Thursday, July 31, 2014
Venue: The World over
Organizer: International Ranger Federation
Today is World Ranger Day - up until recently, those who answered the call to be rangers, did so as a way to be involved in the day to day conservation of our wildlife. Today the job description has changed dramatically.
In the past, rangers duties focused mainly on keeping wildlife inside the parameters of reserves, NOW their duties mainly focus on keeping insurgents out, from carrying walking sticks to carrying high calibre rifles, they face the risk of death or injury by humans, every single day.
World Ranger Day commemorates rangers killed or injured in the line of duty, and celebrates the work rangers do to protect the world’s natural and cultural treasures.
World Ranger Day is observed annually on the 31st of July, and is promoted by the 54 member associations of the International Ranger Federation, by our partner the Thin Green Line Foundation, and by individuals who support the work of Rangers and the IRF.
The first World Ranger Day was observed in 2007 on the 15th anniversary of the founding of the IRF.
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