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Park Rangers Outfitted With New Equipment
Park Rangers Outfitted With New Equipment
Sunday, April 15, 2018

Park Rangers Outfitted With New Equipment

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Park Rangers Outfitted With New Equipment

With around 1,500 bulletproof vests distributed among provincial offices of the Department of Environment across the country, no park ranger will protect the wild without protective armor. 
Rangers have often been victims of violence and assaults while on duty.  According to Colonel Jamshid Mohabbat-Khani, head of DOE's Protection Unit, 120 park rangers have been killed and 150 have been injured by poachers and offenders over the past four decades.  
"The loss would have been prevented in 70% of the cases if they had been provided with adequate protection," he said. 
He pointed out that offenders and illegal hunters are often armed and tend to face park rangers rather than run away when caught, therefore, protection forces need to be prepared.
 

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