Iceland’s rangers are key to protecting its fragile biodiversity

Seasonal contracts, limited opportunities for job development, too few colleagues: Iceland’s rangers continue to lose a lot of ranger knowledge as colleagues turn their backs on these circumstances. Nína Aradóttir, former head of Iceland’s Ranger Association Landvarðafélag Íslands, tells us… Read More

Croatian rangers: environmental education is crucial to encounter mass tourism

Croatia is booming as a tourist destination, its extremely diverse nature with numerous waters, islands, beaches, cliffs and mountains groaning under masses of tourists. For the nature reserves and their rangers, the growing tourism infrastructure brings ever-increasing tasks outshining many… Read More

“Amazing how Finnish rangers are working on the same ideas as in other countries”

Being a ranger in Finland: In Nuuksio national park this often means working a lot with volunteers, but also prisoners. It does for Teemu Laine: the spokesperson of the Finnish ranger association Suomen Rangerit and field supervisor in Nuuksio national… Read More