World Ranger Day
World Ranger Day celebrates the dedication and the vital work rangers do every day around the world on July 31st. The day gives rangers the opportunity to show their love for the services they provide. Every day, our unwavering dedication protects our national parks, wildlife, and forested heritage.
Park rangers serve in a variety of capacities. All park rangers are integral to national park systems, and as the front line of preservation and conservation. The National Park Service (NPS) in the United States employs rangers to provide both law enforcement and cultural and educational assistance. A park ranger's role around the world can change depending on the climate in which they live.
While the day honors the contributions of rangers, it also highlights their sacrifices. According to professional organizations, at least 1,000 park rangers have been killed in the line of duty over the past ten years – 75% by commercial poachers and militant militia groups. According to the day, the day honors rangers who have been killed or injured in the line of duty.
How to celebrate #worldrangerday
Joining in the Thin Green Line Foundation's fundraising campaign. The Thin Green Line Foundation supports Rangers' work and honors their memories. On the sign provided by the Foundation, put your name and address. When holding the poster, have your picture taken. You can also take a photo with rangers or in a secure location and post it on social media, mentioning the image to the International Ranger Federation (INF) and The Thin Green Line Foundation Facebook page.
To post on social media, use #TheThinGreenLine and #WorldRangerDay.
History of the world ranger day has spanned history
On the 15th anniversary of the International Rangers Foundation's establishment in 2007, the International Rangers Foundation and The Thin Green Line Foundation celebrated the first World Ranger Day.