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World Ranger Day

The International Ranger Federation (IRF), an organization that supports the work of rangers, defines a ranger as "the person involved in the practical protection and preservation of all aspects of wild areas, historical and cultural sites" and says "rangers provide recreational opportunities and interpretation of sites while providing links between local communities, protected areas and area administration." World Ranger Day is an initiative of the IRF, along with The Thin Green Line Foundation, its charitable arm. It is celebrated on the anniversary of the IRF's founding and was first held on its fifteenth anniversary in 2007. The Universal Ranger Support Alliance now also supports the day.

World Ranger Day celebrates rangers and the work rangers do to protect the natural treasures and cultural heritage of the planet. It's also a day to remember rangers who have been killed or injured while protecting state and national parks. World Ranger Day events are held at parks, among other places. The documentary The Thin Green Line premiered on the first observance at parks around the world and continues to be shown on the day.

How to Observe World Ranger Day

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