Rangers are crucial to the protection of wildlife, forests and the natural world.
They serve under various titles – rangers, forest guards, eco guard and field enforcement officers – but these men and women on the frontlines of conservation are perhaps the most important protectors of the world’s natural and cultural treasures. This World Ranger Day, we celebrate the frontline staff in protected areas around the world; going out on patrol and keeping a watchful eye over these protected areas and the wildlife within them. The survival of highly threatened species – such as the tiger – absolutely depends on these rangers.
1. Learn & Explore
Life as a wildlife ranger
Rangers across the world face dangerous challenges while protecting wildlife. Despite these risks, they often lack adequate equipment, training and insurance. This World Ranger Day, we’re highlighting the importance of rangers across the globe and their need for better training, equipment and insurance for these wildlife heroes.
2. Get creative
WWF’s ranger game
A tiger ranger will work to help protect these majestic big cats from illegal wildlife trade, human wildlife conflict and habitat loss. It’s a really tough job that requires team work, dedication and a passion for wildlife and the natural world. Do you have what it takes to be a tiger ranger?
3. Take action
Become a WWF #GreenAmbassador
Green Ambassadors is our flagship young persons programme that enables children (ages 5 – 16) to learn more about the natural world, explore and share their love for it, and feel inspired to safeguard it. We do this by providing a range of FREE interactive and educational resources to both schools and youth groups.
Have you ordered your ‘The Panda Made Me Do It’ badge?
You can also show your support this World Ranger Day by ordering your very own ‘The Panda Made Me Do It’ badge. You can sew your badge onto a number of items, including blankets, pencil cases and bags.
ADOPT A TIGER
There are only around 3,900 tigers remaining in the wild. They’ve been killed and their habitats destroyed. Become a Tiger Protector today for just £5 a month, and help us protect this majestic species and the amazing world we live in.