What does it take to become a ranger? It takes passing a rigorous selection process that is then followed by an intensive training program. This training includes both physical and theoretical training, teaching the skills of bushcraft, tactics and legal issues as well as about biodiversity and ecology. Discipline is paramount and numerous exercises that include drill sessions help build both personal and team discipline. World Ranger Day is on the 31st of July 2018 and we need to give the rangers that are at the frontline protecting our iconic wildlife and wild spaces as much support as possible not only on that day but on everyday!