- July 31 -

World Ranger Day

World Ranger Day is observed annually on the 31st of July, and is promoted by the 54 member associations of the International Ranger Federation (IRF). The first World Ranger Day was observed in 2007 on the 15th anniversary of the founding of the IRF.  Every day park rangers risk their...

World Ranger Day

World Ranger Day is observed annually on the 31st of July, and is promoted by the 54 member associations of the International Ranger Federation (IRF). The first World Ranger Day was observed in 2007 on the 15th anniversary of the founding of the IRF.

Every day park rangers risk their lives to protect wildlife and habitats from poaching and other threats. They are generally under-equipped, underpaid, and because they usually work in remote areas out of the media spotlight, they are often under-appreciated.

Rangers work tirelessly to protect some of the world's most endangered species like tigers, elephants and rhinos—animals that are also among the most widely targeted by poachers for the illegal wildlife trade.

When you see a elephant on the savannahs of South Africa, a tiger in the forests of India or a marine turtle on the shores of Mexico, you have a ranger to thank.

Rangers live—and sometimes die—to protect nature.

International Ranger Federation
The International Ranger Federation (IRF), an organization that supports the work of rangers as the key protectors of parks and conservation. IRF was founded in 1992.
The goals of the IRF are to provide a forum for rangers from around the world to share their successes and failures in protecting the world's heritage and to promote information and technology transfer from countries in which protected area management enjoys broad public and government support to countries in which protected area management is less well supported.
Source:
http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/world-ranger-day-honor-those-risking-their-lives-protect-wildlife
http://internationalrangers.org/world-ranger-day/
http://www.worldwildlife.org/blogs/good-nature-travel/posts/celebrate-world-ranger-day
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Ranger_Federation

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