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Celebrate our rangers this World Ranger Day

Get to know the people behind South Australia’s parks and natural spaces this World Ranger Day.

World Ranger Day this Tuesday 31 July provides us with the opportunity to celebrate the great work rangers do to protect our natural environment.

It also commemorates rangers around the world who are killed or injured in the line of duty.

Check out the profiles of some of the rangers – past and present – who have worked tirelessly to make South Australia’s parks and natural spaces enjoyable for all.

Why not read our Insider Guides to find out what inspires these passionate people, and maybe pick up a tip or two about your favourite park?

Morialta Conservation Park Senior Ranger Dave Heard


Mount Remarkable National Park Ranger-in-Charge Lisa Taylor


Coffin Bay National Park Senior Ranger Sam Everingham


Para Wirra Recreation Park Senior Ranger Steve Taylor


Adelaide and Central Hills Ranger-in-Charge Kerri Villiers


Riverland District Manager of Public Lands Phil Strachan


Northern Flinders Ranger-in-Charge Alan Harbour


Southern and Eastern Eyre Peninsula Marine Parks Regional Coordinator Shelley Harrison


Eyre Peninsula Senior Ranger Michael Freak


Shepherds Hill Recreation Park Senior Ranger Eric de Smit


(Images 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9 and 11 courtesy of Jason Tyndall, Nature Play SA)

This story was originally published in July 2016.


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