World Ranger Day
Even though everyone knows what a park ranger is, few people actually know what they do. The job of a ranger is a complicated one, yet a very important one as well. They are entrusted with preserving and protecting parklands at the local, state, provincial, or federal levels.
They often have to perform spot checks of areas to check for certain conditions, look for signs of poaching, and some even collect environmental data for research. Since these professionals do a variety of tasks around the world, it’s important that they get the recognition that they deserve.
A step towards them getting this recognition is the holiday World Ranger Day. This is a day that’s observed annually on July 31st and is celebrated around the world.
The History Of World Ranger Day
In 1992, the International Ranger Federation (IRF) was founded as the official body representing rangers all over the world. The IRF defines a ranger as someone who is involved in the preservation and protection of wild areas, cultural sites, and historical sites.
They not only help provide recreational opportunities for visitors to these sites, but they also help to interpret these sites and protect them. In 2007, this organization would create World Ranger Day.
Observing World Ranger Day
People can observe this holiday simply by taking some time out of their day to think about rangers and the jobs they perform. This is a day for people to visit the public spaces that rangers patrol, and also a day for people to give appreciation to rangers for the jobs they perform.
This can be done in person or by giving a shout-out on the Internet using the hashtag #WorldRangerDay. This is also a very good day for raising money for environmental causes, or by taking a moment to raise money for projects that support rangers.
And finally, this is a day that people can use to find out whether they want to become a ranger. After all, this is a good career that performs many important functions for our society and our world.