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Numerous rangers work in protected areas through out Europe and other continents of the world. Rangers work for nature, protecting it and its wildlife. The work of rangers can be challenging yet fulfilling and rewarding at the same time. It is important that every ranger

gets the training and preparations that makes him/her better equipped to take on the ranger work. A standard ranger training is an important tool to maintain and distribute knowledge and increase professionalism within the ranger class.

Ranger training across Europe is diverse and varies greatly between countries. The ERF seeks out to increase porfessionalism amongst rangers, support ranger training and bring rangers across closer together.


Our aims and future visions include:

  • Establish European Ranger Training Standards
  • Support European ranger associations/countries that do not have formal ranger training
  • Work with the European ranger associations and their requirements for certain/specialized training
  • Establish online ranger training that can be held throughout Europe
  • Construct a scene/forum where rangers can learn from each other (e.g. Rangers exchange and/or workshops)
  • Pre- or post conference workshops around the ERC
  • Work with organizations and companies that hire rangers to coordinate ranger training
  • Establish refresher training amongst rangers

Next training sessions

Welcome to new Junior Rangers on the Azores Islands

The Portuguese Ranger Association and the regional government of the Azores islands have recently established a new Junior Ranger program.…

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Welcome to new Junior Rangers on the Azores Islands
Anti-poaching management and enforcement techniques

Anti-poaching management and enforcement techniques

From 28th July to 3rd August, 2019, an International Ranger Training Course on “Anti-poaching management and enforcement techniques” for Rangers…

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European ranger workshops at Swiss rangers meeting

From rangers to rangers The rangers of the “Greifensee Foundation” celebrate their tenth anniversary in 2019. On this occasion they…

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European ranger workshops at Swiss rangers meeting

Upcoming events

Annual Ranger Congress of the German Ranger Association

Annual Ranger Congress of the German Ranger Association

11.-13. March 2020 Annual Ranger Congress of the German Ranger Association at the Upper Lusatian Heather and Pond Landscape Biosphere…

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National Swiss Rangers Meeting 2020

National Swiss Rangers Meeting 2020

Annual assembly and meeting of the members of Swiss Rangers Association will take place from 3rd to 4th of April…

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Slovak Ranger Association National Meeting and general assembly

The Slovak Ranger Association ASR meeting will be from 17. to 19. April 2020 in the Landscape protected area Ponitrie,…

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Croatian Ranger meeting in Nature Park Telascica 23. and 24.April 2020

Croatian Ranger meeting in Nature Park Telascica 23. and 24.April 2020

Croatian Rangers will meet in Sali at Long Island (Dalmatian coast) this year from 23-24 April 2020. If you need…

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