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
North East Deserts Ranger-in-Charge Erik Dahl
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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