The conservation policy goal of expanding protected areas and rewilding projects have consequences for local residents. As rangers work on exactly this potential conflict line, we are offering our Ranger Training on Rewilding and Human-Wildlife Conflicts at the end of March. Our Training Officer Borja Díaz explains why participation can be of great value for ranger work.

Letter from ERF Training Officer Borja Díaz

Dear Rangers,

We are delighted to announce our training event set against the picturesque backdrop of Țarcu mountains, Romania, scheduled for March 25 to 29, 2024, about 
 Rewilding Projects & Human-Wildlife Conflicts.

Our shared mission is to contribute to the global 30×30 initiative, striving to safeguard 30 percent of our planet by 2030. The success of this endeavor hinges on our ability to collaborate effectively with local communities residing within and near protected areas. In our pursuit of safeguarding nature, we recognize the occasional clashes between the environment and the people who call it home. Rangers, as mediators, play a crucial role in balancing the interests of nature and the local communities.

To address this, the European Ranger Federation, in collaboration with The Romanian Ranger Association, is pleased to present a training program tailored for Rangers. This unique opportunity aims to provide insights into human-wildlife conflict resolution, drawing from the rich experiences of our Romanian colleagues. Additionally, we’ll delve into captivating rewilding projects shaping the landscapes of the Carpathian region.

Join us in this enriching experience by registering at or visiting our event calendar. Let’s learn, grow, and work together to create a future where nature thrives alongside local communities.

In the Spirit of Conservation,

Borja Díaz
Training Officer

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