World Rangers Day 2017

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The 31st July is the celebration of the World Rangers Day, an initiative promoted yearly by the International Ranger Federation and the Thin Green Line Foundation

We Stand with the Rangers!

EUROPARC President Ignace Schops and Executive Director Carol Ritchie show the support of the Federation for the work of our Nature Protectors.

Rangers’ activities differ from country to country, but they mainly focus on:

  • Monitoring species
  • Surveilling protected areas
  • connecting #people and landscape through guided tours and environmental education activities

Unfortunately, every year hundreds of Rangers lose their lives fighting wildfires or in the hand of wildlife poachers, hunters, illegal miners or timber smugglers. In Europe, the figures are not as alarming as in India, Brazil or African countries. In 2016, unfortunately, 3 Rangers have died in Spain and one in Romania, whilst the world account reaches the 119 deaths. We share our condolences with the families of these brave heroes, who died fighting for our natural heritage.

Check here the Honour Roll of 2016, announced by the International Ranger Federation and download your own Poster!

Print off the poster, fill it in, and show the World how you also support the Rangers by sharing on Facebook with #worldrangerday #internationalrangerfederation and #thingreenlinefoundation.

EUROPARC President Ignace Schops – World Ranger Day 2017

Executive Director Carol Ritchie – World Ranger Day 2017

International Ranger Federation at EUROPARC Conference 2017

The IRF will be one of our special guests at EUROPARC General Assembly 2017. Have you booked your place for the biggest event of European Protected Areas?