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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

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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Anti-poaching management and enforcement techniques
European ranger workshops at Swiss rangers meeting

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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ERF Anti-poaching “train-the-trainer” course

July 28 - August 3 2019, Carmel National Park, Israel This training course hosted by our ERF colleagues of the…

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ERF Anti-poaching “train-the-trainer” course

Upcoming events

Portuguese national ranger meeting   30. january – 2. february 2020 at Parque Natural do Sudeste Alentejo e Costa Vicentina

Portuguese national ranger meeting 30. january – 2. february 2020 at Parque Natural do Sudeste Alentejo e Costa Vicentina

The Portuguese national ranger meeting will take place from January 30 to February 2, 2020, in the Parque Natural do…

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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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5th European Ranger Congress

5th European Ranger Congress

11 to 16 May 2020 Bavarian Forest National Park, Germany More information

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