Fri 31st July – World Ranger 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 63 member associations of the International Ranger Federation, by the Thin Green Line Foundation, and by individuals who support the work of Rangers and the IRF.

Since 2007, July 31st has become a date on which to celebrate the work that rangers do to protect the world’s natural and cultural treasures and to commemorate those that have been killed or injured in the line of duty.
If you do nothing else on this day, at least set aside just one hour of your time to visit the International Ranger Federation’s website www.internationalrangers.org
And checkout the Facebook page! It inspirational to see just what others have to do in their day to day jobs!
Don’t forget either the Thin Green Line Foundation www.thingreenline.org.au
And see what is being done to help those in more difficult situations than our own!
Why not add your Ranger team to the Facebook page and help others to see that they are not alone!
Let me know if you are doing anything by e-mailing ibrooker@dartmoor.gov.uk and make sure that it is highlighted in future editions of the Ranger Magazine.

It’s not too late to do something on the day to raise awareness of what you do and to help raise some much needed funds for either organisation. There are plenty of ideas to help you on the IRF website.