World Ranger Day – Honouring the Guardians of Nature

Each year in July we celebrate World Ranger Day to honour the meaningful work of rangers and guides. In our blog you can learn more


World Ranger Day is celebrated annually on 31 July and sponsored by the International Ranger Federation. The first World Ranger Day was celebrated in 2007, on the fifteenth anniversary of the founding of the International Ranger Federation.

In the Southern part of South Africa's Kruger National Park, right at Paul Kruger Gate, travellers can find a ranger monument, built in 2014. This honours the work of rangers around the world and is intended to remind the public of their achievements. Rangers in South African national parks (and worldwide) not only maintain the nature, wildlife and ecosystems, but also the safety status of the protected areas.

Many have lost their lives in the line of duty. World Ranger Day asks people around the globe to pause for a minute, to reflect on the sacrifice that rangers continuously make and to honour the fallen rangers and their colleagues who carry on their mission.


If you are a passionate nature and wildlife lover, are interested in a professional future in the safari guide and conservation industry and would like to get to know the work of a game ranger and field guide, take a look at our information page about field guide courses in Africa. Find out which FGASA accredited guide courses you can enjoy with Natucate, contact us and experience your very own nature guide adventure.


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