Meet our rangers on World Ranger Day 2021
Friday 30 July, 2021
At Parks Victoria we’re into nature. And on World Ranger Day we show our respect for the people who keep it safe.
World Ranger Day is celebrated worldwide each year on July 31st to commemorate rangers killed or injured in the line of duty and to celebrate the work they do to protect the planet’s natural treasures and cultural heritage.
Today we pay tribute to dedicated Victorian rangers who have lost their lives in recent years, among them Bill Slade, a veteran with 40 years’ service with Parks Victoria and as a Forest Fire Management Victoria firefighter. He died while on active duty in East Gippsland during the Black Summer bushfires on January 11, 2020.
Parks Victoria has more than 600 rangers in the field with just under 40 Aboriginal rangers who pass on invaluable traditional knowledge to keep our parks and reserves healthy and resilient.
Every day, Parks Victoria rangers are out in our parks working hard to keep them open, safe and clean, protect the native species that call them home and safeguard their historic and cultural heritage.
From Point Nepean National Park to Murray-Sunset National Park, this video showcases the passion and commitment of all our rangers, the huge variety of work they do and the experiences they value.
You can meet more of our rangers and learn about their diverse roles at parks.vic.gov.au/get-into-nature/meet-our-rangers