- Sean WillmorePresident of the International Ranger Federation
I Honour And Thank The World's Park Rangers
Rangers are in the first line safeguarding our Nature and wildlife.
All over the World, Rangers dare their lives to protect our biodiversity. Unfortunately, in the last 12 months, 108 rangers lost their lives in the hands of poachers (42%), in work related accidents (41%) and 17% by the same animals rangers protect.
Around the globe, wildlife is being bought and sold illegally on an increasingly massive scale as pets, meat, and food, as medicine, furs, feathers, skins, and trophies.
Rangers are on the front lines each day. They’ve dedicated their careers to protecting these amazing animals from poachers, traffickers, and other threats to their survival. Right now, their work is more important than ever. Poaching and trafficking are growing more sophisticated all the time and wildlife are being pushed closer towards extinction.
On the World Ranger Day, this 31st July, pause for a moment and reflect on these rangers and their sacrifice. The celebration of the World Ranger Day 2017 aims to honour them and their colleagues that are still bravely undertaking their role in the field.
For more information about the International Ranger Federation go to http://www.internationalrangers.org/
- President of the International Ranger Federation
Every day, Rangers put their lives on the line to protect wildlife. I Honour And Thank The World's Park Rangers for the dedication and commitment that they show every day.
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