Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges rangers dye hair green for Thin Green Line charity

GOING GREEN: Ranger Jen Pitman is dying her hair green for the 'Girls Go Green' campaign. Photo: Supplied.
GOING GREEN: Ranger Jen Pitman is dying her hair green for the 'Girls Go Green' campaign. Photo: Supplied.

Seven female rangers from the Adelaide Hills and Mount Lofty Ranges will be going green later this month.

The group is one of 20 comprising of female rangers across Australia, participating in the 'Girls Go Green' campaign, with rangers dying their hair green to raise awareness of the risks faced by their international colleagues.

According to ranger Jen Pitman, the money raised will go to the Thin Green Line charity which is part of the International Ranger Foundation (IRF).

"Girls Go Green was the brainchild of Parks SA ranger Jasmine Swales and was developed last year at the IRF Oceania Forum, with a target of $25,000," she said.

The IRF hosts an international congress in a different part of the world every three years to bring rangers together and share resources and knowledge.

According to Ms Pitman, the foundation hopes to raise enough money to support five Aboriginal Australian rangers to attend the congress in Nepal later this year.

"It would be great to enable them to attend and build life-changing networks and skills, as well as being able to witness first-hand the support they have globally for their dedication," she said.

Since 2007, every year rangers have hosted World Ranger Day on July, 31.

The day both celebrates the work rangers do to protect natural heritage and commemorates park rangers injured or killed in the line of duty. More than 1000 park rangers have been killed in the line of duty over the last ten years.

To donate visit mycause.com.au and search for 'Girls Go Green' for Rangers.

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