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.

The first World Ranger Day was observed in 2007 on the 15th anniversary of the founding of the IRF.

2015 World Ranger Day Cover Letter

2015 Roll of Honour

WRD Poster - Put your name and location on the sign, take a photo with Rangers or in protected areas, and post on the Thin Green Line or the IRF Facebook pages using the hashtags!

WRD E-pack containing all of the 2015 materials for use at your site

Letter from the HRH The Prince of Wales:

Copyrighted. Please do not reproduce any part or upload elsewhere as per express wishes of Clarence House. You may use the URL of this page to spread this very supportive message for rangers on World Ranger Day.

We Protect Nature’s Protectors.

The Thin Green Line Foundation is the world’s only charity solely dedicated to protecting endangered species and threatened ecosystems by supporting park rangers.

In the past 10 years alone it's estimated that over 1000 park rangers have been killed, 80% of them by commercial poachers and armed militia groups. We provide park rangers with essential anti-poaching equipment and training to assist them in patrolling on the front-line of conservation. We also provide financial support to the widows and orphans of park rangers killed in the line of duty.

Our support is focused on rangers in developing regions, conflict zones and indigenous rangers in Australia and abroad.

It always seems impossible until it's done

Nelson Mandela