“Bulgarians love their nature, but need education on its conservation” 

The National Protected Areas Control Agency (NPACA) started  as an NGO in Bulgaria three years ago to establish not only the ranger profession, but also a specific ranger framework for the country’s more than 600 protected areas. It is truly… Read More

“Swedish rangers have to vamp up to counter the lack of care about our profession”

The fact that rangers are not taken seriously becomes a problem if we want to protect at least 30 percent of the planet’s land and oceans by 2030. Sweden is a good example for announcing this 30 by 30 target… Read More

Georgian rangers: defending wildlife in huge areas with few staff

Our project officer Maia has established the Georgian Ranger Association with the help of the international ranger network in 2019. Only recently at the ERC in Albania, the association celebrated its twinning agreement with the British Countryside Management Association. Today,… Read More

Serbian rangers replace lack of support with strong national and international cooperation

As adviser for nature protection for the Government of Vojvodina in Serbia, Lorand Vigh is closely involved in the management of protected areas of the province, but also in the improvement of status and work efficiency of rangers across the… Read More

Scotland’s rangers welcome funding, but visitor education and seasonal contracts still dominate

Luke Taylor’s story exemplifies the development of rangers in Scotland in recent years: After starting as a ranger in 2016, he has had various seasonal contracts. As of this year, the volunteer International Representative for the Scottish Countryside Ranger Association… Read More

Protected area at the coast of Albania

Protected areas in Albania are growing – ranger capacity must keep pace

In the latest episode of our series on national ranger associations, we visit Albania and its rangers – hosts of our European Ranger Congress (ERC) in October. Rangers in Albania might not have a long history. But their commitment and… Read More

“The increase in visitors is as challenging as vital for conservation”

🇬🇧​ 🇩🇪 We continue our series on national ranger associations with the UK Countryside Management Association (CMA). Chloe Bradbrooke works for National Trust as a senior ranger in West Sussex and, as international coordinator for the CMA, reports on the… Read More

Between conflict management and education for sustainable development​​

🇬🇧​ 🇩🇪 Read the first interview of our new series: Many of our member associations are meeting face-to-face again for the first time since the pandemic, some have already had nationwide conferences in presence. This inspires us to start a… Read More