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ERF Membership

The ERF is a European networking organisation for professional rangers and others involved in the day-to-day management of protected areas; the conservation of wildlife and habitats; visitor safety; education and interpretation; law enforcement and anti-poaching activities.

The ERF is part of the International Ranger Federation IRF.

At present you need to join the International Ranger Federation IRF  to become member of the ERF.

By joining the IRF, you and your association will become part of the world family of Rangers; a worldwide network of front-line conservation staff for sharing knowledge, ideas, experiences and resources, for providing mutual support and for representing the voice of the Ranger in the conservation debate.

Member Categories

There are three types of membership:

1. Regular membership: This is open to all national, state or territorial Ranger associations whose members are involved in the management of the world’s protected areas. Individual Rangers become members of the IRF through their association.

2. Provisional membership: In countries where no Ranger association currently exists, an individual Ranger, or group of Rangers, may join until they have established an association.

3. Associate membership: Any group or organisation that supports Rangers or protected areas and/or is involved in the conservation industry may join as an associate member.

Please download the application form here

If you need any help/guidance/support regarding joining the IRF, please feel free to contact ERF Secretary:

    or via email: