Rangers are the first line in Protected Areas devoted to safeguarding our Parks/Reserves and the landscapes and wildlife they hold. This day is a celebration of their work as committed and brave guards of the natural heritage and to commemorate and honour the memory of those who unfortunately each year, due to the threats they face, are no longer with us.
Today is a day to be thankful for their bravery and courage and for remember the sacrifice of the Rangers that died on service.
Ranger João Mapida, one of the oldest ranger of Niassa National Reserve
Niassa National Reserve is celebrating this date with the initiative launched by International Ranger Federation (IFR) in partnership with The Thin Green Line Foundation with the message “I STAND WITH THE WORLD’S RANGERS PROTECTING OUR WILDLIFE”.
Nilton Cuna, Program Director of Niassa National Reserve
This year the celebration of the World Ranger Day is special for Niassa National Reserve because this year the area is celebrating one year without a registered elephant poaching due to the hard work done by the brave rangers working day and night to protect the natural resources of Mozambique's largest conservation area.
WCS Mozambique wishes for all Niassa National Reserve’s rangers an happy World Ranger Day.
Photo Credit: Tedd Holmes