Park rangers on the front line

Marcelo Segalerba has worked on the front line of conservation as a park ranger for many years, putting his own life at risk against the likes of poachers and drug traffickers. Having worked as park ranger in the San Miguel National Park, which lies along Uruguay’s border with Brazil, Marcelo Segalerba has experienced conservation at the sharp end. He now represents the International Ranger Federation, which works with governments to better protect park rangers, to increase recognition of the profession, and to make sure that rangers get the tools and protection from the law that’s needed to do the job. Marcelo outlines some of the problems facing rangers on the front line.


Marcelo Segalerba, International Ranger Federation. Photo: IUCN


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