World Ranger Day

world ranger day

According to the World Ranger Foundation more than 70 rangers died in 2012 on the frontline of protecting our wildlife. Their work is difficult, dangerous and generally un-recognised. A job rooted in conservation has quickly spread to a military role; literally facing death on a daily basis on the African veldt. From tracking to armed foot patrol, they do it all

Education programs, bureaucratic debates, non-government conservation groups, are all necessary to stomp out poaching. But bottom line, when it’s go time, on the ground these people are the ones who fight for the rhino, the elephant, the African wildlife and heritage.

Park Ranger in Zambia finds snared cheetah.

Park Ranger in Zambia finds snared cheetah.

Kgalagadi Park rangers on perimeter patrol.

Kgalagadi Park rangers on perimeter patrol.

Park Rangers in Virunga National Park in easter Congo on patrol , protecting park from rebel group.

Park Rangers in Virunga National Park in eastern Congo on patrol , protecting park from rebel group.

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4 thoughts on “World Ranger Day

  1. Go Go Power Rangers….sorry got carried away…:) .love what they do..

  2. To bad they can’t be like that in this country and protect wildlife here

  3. Today we all will take time to remember the selfless rangers in Africa and beyond. It’s not just a matter of counting and checking – these people are fighting an on the ground war and need our support and prayers. Thank you just isn’t enough for what these heroic men and women do – so THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART X

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