ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Celebrating the Custodians of Our Biodiversity on World Rangers Day

The theme of World Rangers Day 2023 is ‘30 by 30’, outlining a requirement that at least 30 per cent of the planet is effectively conserved and managed by 2030
Indian Masterminds Stories

Today is World Rangers Day, a day dedicated to our frontline green warriors defending and protecting our forests and wildlife. World Rangers Day is celebrated worldwide on 31 July to commemorate rangers killed or injured in the line of duty, and to celebrate the work rangers do to protect the planet’s natural treasures and cultural heritage.

World Rangers Day is an International Ranger Federation initiative promoted together with The Thin Green Line. This year’s theme is ‘30 by 30’, based on the 2022 UN Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15), where a framework was agreed upon by world leaders and decision makers. Target 3 outlined a requirement that at least 30 per cent of the planet is effectively conserved and managed by 2030 (30 by 30).

Many Indian Forest Service officers took to Twitter to wish and honour the rangers who toil day and night on the field.

Senior IFS officer Ramesh Pandey shared a photo from his personal collection with the caption, “World Rangers Day reminds me of field days and time spent with our foot soldiers.”

Kanha Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh posted a poster with the banner, ‘Wildlife Ranger, Who Am I?’ It gives nine details of a ranger and the kind of work he does.

IFS officer Mahesh Kumar tweeted that 1000 rangers have lost their lives in the last ten years. “This means every four days a wildlife protection ranger is killed in the line of duty. Rangers are critical in achieving ‘zero poaching’”.

Wishing all rangers on their special day, IFS officer Dr. Samrat Gowda, Deputy Director of Odisha’s Simlipal Tiger Reserve famous for its black tigers, tweeted a video of the melanistic tigers with the caption, “Hardwork, commitment, dedication and supreme sacrifice of our staff is visible in results… Simlipal tiger numbers have doubled compared to 2018 census.”

Indian Masterminds salutes the custodians of our biodiversity on World Rangers Day 2023.


Indian Masterminds Stories

Related Stories

News

NTPC
Vijay Chand Appointed Head of Project at NTPC Talcher Thermal
IRS Logo
IRS Ch Hari Krishna Reddy Appointed Deputy Secy, CWC
IAS
IAS Nivedita Shukla Verma Given Additional Charge As Chairperson, NACWC
IAS Wallpaper
IAS Sachin Jaiswal Appointed Private Secy To Union Minister Kiren Rijiju
IPS resized
IPS Alok Kumar Made DGP, Goa
IAS Puja Khedkar
Adding Fuel To Fire: Disabled Persons's Association Has Sought Action Against IAS Trainee Puja Khedkar
IAS Puja Khedkar
IAS Puja Khedkar's Mother Lashes Out At Media
IPS resized
President Murmu Reinstates Suspended Goa-based IPS Officer Into Service

Videos

N Vijayalakshmi
Transforming Dairy Production in Bihar with Innovative Programs
Seema Alawa
"Revolution in Justice: India's New Laws Promise Fairness and Modernity" Explained by Officer Seema Alawa
S Raveendran
Bihar’s Sports Transformation: From Lagging Behind to Olympics
ADVERTISEMENT
Latest
Latest
NTPC
Vijay Chand Appointed Head of Project at NTPC Talcher Thermal
IRS Logo
IRS Ch Hari Krishna Reddy Appointed Deputy Secy, CWC
ADVERTISEMENT
Videos
Videos
N Vijayalakshmi
Seema Alawa
S Raveendran
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT