150 rangers lost their lives from June 2021 to May 2022 – and this concerns only the cases reported directly to the International Ranger Federation. Against this sad reality, we ask you to pause again this year and remember all our colleagues around the world, “who have made the ultimate sacrifice protecting our planet’s natural treasures and cultural heritage” on World Ranger Day, 31 July.
So writes The Thin Green Line Foundation (TTGLF), initiator of World Ranger Day.
But what is the best way to honour the fallen rangers? TTGLF offers a toolkit and instructions to use it for this purpose.
- Honour Fallen Rangers: Pause for a moment on July 31st to honour those Rangers who have made the ultimate sacrifice protecting our planet’s natural treasures and cultural heritage.
- Post on Social Media: Post pictures of yourself, friends and colleagues holding the World Ranger Day sign (available in our downloadable resource kit) and pay tribute to our conservation heroes. Share these pictures with us on the International Ranger Federation Facebook and The Thin Green Line Facebook social pages using the hashtags: #WorldRangerDay #StandWithRangers #NaturesProtectors
- Show Support by adding the “I stand with Rangers” frame to your Facebook and Twitter profile pictures. Frames are available in .png file format in the resource kit (see button above).
Let’s honour the fallen rangers memory and reflect on the amazing things they did for our natural world. This year’s Roll of Honour could guide us doing so.