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