Friday, July 23, 2010

World Ranger Day - July 31

The following information is from the International Ranger Federation.

What is World Ranger Day?

World Ranger Day is observed on the 31st of July each year.
It is the day to commemorate the many Rangers killed or injured in the line of duty.
It is also the day to celebrate Rangers and the work they do to protect the world’s natural and cultural treasures.

World Ranger Day is promoted by the 54 member associations of the International Ranger Federation (IRF), 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 IRF.

How can I celebrate World Ranger Day?

You can celebrate World Ranger Day in a number of ways:

Light a candle and observe a minute’s silence to think about those Rangers who have died in the line of duty

Plant a tree as a living tribute to Rangers around the world

Host a screening of the international Ranger documentary The Thin Green Line

Take the time to talk with park visitors and partners about the work of Rangers around the world

Host a special public event in or near your park dedicated to the work of Rangers in your particular area and highlight the role they share with Rangers around the world

Meet with your local communities, partners, and support groups to talk about the work of the IRF and how they can help support Rangers and protected areas

Visit a school – engage young people in the future

of world parks, biodiversity, and conservation

Invite a Ranger from another park or country to join you and your co-workers for a week in your park, encompassing the 31st of July

Rangers may wish to meet with fellow park staff and/or your boss to discuss World Ranger Day and the role of Rangers, including the work of the IRF

Seek partners and donors interested in supporting and sustaining the work of your protected area and the IRF

Write an article for your local newspaper about Rangers and the significance of World Ranger Day

Present an award to a Ranger in your park or ranger association who has made a special contribution to the management of protected areas, their association or the IRF

Lobby your state or national government to establish a National Ranger Day

Have fun! Celebrate your role in protecting world’s natural and cultural treasures

We can do nothing to bring the fallen Rangers back, but we can honour their memory and ensure their sacrifice is never forgotten.

For more information about the International Ranger Federation go to:

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