July 18th 2012
How to help rangers in danger
Over 1,000 Park Rangers have lost their lives across the globe in the last 10 years. That’s why The Queensland Rangers Association, supported by the Magnetic Island Film Society, will be screening the 'The Thin Green Line Documentary' on Saturday 28th July to raise funds for The Thin Green Line Foundation, which, along with the International Ranger Federation, are the only organisations dedicated to protecting these protectors.
The Thin Green Line Foundation is a charity founded with support from the International Ranger Federation by award-winning conservationist, documentary filmmaker and Park Ranger, Sean Willmore.
In 2007, Willmore set off to make a documentary about Park Rangers worldwide. Taking almost 12 months to travel through 23 countries, he managed to uncover many inspiring stories along the way.
In July 2007 The Thin Green Line premiered in 35 countries and captured people’s hearts. With the help of the IRF it became an international success story, offering a sense of hope for Rangers around the world.
The film became the catalyst to set up The Thin Green Line Foundation to support Rangers in danger. Today, the foundation’s supporters include Dr. Jane Goodall, Tim Flannery, Bryce Courtenay, Gotye, and many more.
The vision of the TTGLF is to ensure all Park Rangers, and their immediate communities around the globe are sufficiently supported to carry out their conservation duties, and, where a ranger is injured or killed in the line of duty, that the family is adequately supported.
The TTGLF provides vital support to Park Rangers on the frontline of conservation, predominantly in developing nations and conflict zones. Protecting the protectors of the world’s wild places, the Park Rangers, along with their families and the communities in which they work, is a critical conservation concern.
The screening will take place at the RSL, Hayles Ave, Arcadia. Dinner and drinks will be available from 6:30pm. The Thin Green Line Documentary starts at 8pm. Admission: Adults $10 and children $5. 100% of the admission fee will go to supporting projects on the ground, and are fully tax deductible.
"These brave Park Rangers need our support and its our mission to get that to them. We will Protect the Protectors of conservation.” - Sean Willmore. (Click Here) to find out more.
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