Around the world, rangers play a very important role in conservation as they perform a variety of tasks to preserve nature, such as monitoring protected areas, observing wildlife, preventing poaching, involving local communities in conservation, helping communities resolve human-wildlife conflicts and supporting tourism. The latter are particularly important issues in Botswana.
World Ranger Day is celebrated every year on 31 July to thank rangers worldwide and to recognise the valuable work they do to protect nature. The day also commemorates rangers who have been killed or injured in the course of their work - which can sometimes be dangerous.
This year, the Junior Rangers Botswana are raising awareness about the importance of preserving the environment for their own future with a tree planting campaign.
We are proud of our young rangers, who are committed to their work and support them in their shared vision of a healthy and clean world worth living in.
In a small video message, the Botswana Junior Rangers greet the young rangers from Germany on this special day.