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137 park rangers worldwide died in last 12 months, says global body

World Rangers Day

No fewer than 137 park rangers lost their lives to wildlife attacks among several unfortunate homicide related cases, across seven regions of the world in the last 12 months, the International Rangers Federation (IRF), said on Tuesday, August 4, 2020. Female park rangers Its President, Chris Galliers, made the disclosure at the 2020 World Ranger Day, celebrated annually on July 31. Galliers’ ...

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Two poachers shot dead in Botswana

National Park rangers

The Botswana Defence Force (BDF) has reported the death of two poachers, killed in an anti-poaching incident in the Okavango Delta. A team of park rangers This brings the number of poachers killed in the Southern Africa country to seven this year. BDF spokesperson, Col. Tebo Dikole, said on Thursday, May 28, 2020 that the incident occurred on May 21 ...

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Mailafia grants Park Rangers paramilitary status

Nigeria’s Minister of Environment, Hadiza Ibrahim Mailafia, has said that all Park Rangers in National Parks nationwide will be upgraded to paramilitary status. She made the disclosure recently in Abuja during the inauguration of the Steering Committee on the Commercialisation of National Parks. A paramilitary is a force whose function and organisation are similar to those of a professional military, but which is ...

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