ConservationHeroesDay. Is a day dedicated to our wildlife heroes, the rangers.
Today is a very important day where we get an opportunity to celebrate our fallen wildlife heroes. The rangers who lost their their lives while on duty and those still doing it.
They are vital in conservation and their effort much appreciated especially by the wildlife they protect.
A Letter To The Wildlife Rangers
Dear Wildlife Rangers,
I hope this finds you well.
Am always motivated and mesmerised by your sacrifice while working to ensure that our wildlife gets a bright future and survives extinction.
It’s not just a job but rather a devotion. You put wildlife literally before everything even your own lives. Not everyone is ready or capable of doing the same.
Most of your family if not all of them, don’t get an opportunity to enjoy your company and affection due to your absence. But i hope they do understand that it’s for a good course. Your daughters, sons, wives, husbands, relatives among others will never be able to fully understand your sacrifice but i hope you get to enjoy everything you ever wanted in life.
When we sing and joke of living everyday as if it is the last, you guys actually live each day as if it is the last. The poachers are out there ready to kill if you interfere during their evil mission while the animals you protect may forget that you are the good guys hence attack you. But you don’t mind all that, you soldier on and offer protection to the nature treasures.
You no longer get to enjoy the warm meals thus settle for the dry and canned food that is portable as you move through the jungle. No much of Friday night outs of movies and drinks, no much of friends bonding, frequent time offs. Leave days and few day offs are the only days you get to rest and mingle bt you never complain. As the rest think that they do a lot and head streets to complain of poor pay, you don’t do any of that. According to me, I think you are the most disciplined force we have on planet earth.
I love the way you offer guidance and security during game drives, hiking, expeditions. You are able to offer information with a special touch, a well-tailored information that can never be documented. The passion in your words as you help us understand nature is way cooler than enjoying an ice-cream on a sunny afternoon.
They may never get it but you guys are the most happiest people in the world. You get to enjoy the cleanest air , noise-pollution free environment, awesome relationship with wildlife and nature at large. You are the only ones who get to enjoy all that as you carry on your duties.
Get the full letter here.
What a great post, I guess it’s a pretty thankless, but rewarding job 😀
Yes it is