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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

Survey on Protected Area Training

The Zoological Society of London and National Geographic are developing a set of free online training courses for protected area…

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Survey on Protected Area Training
International Ranger Training Course on “Anti-poaching management and enforcement techniques”

International Ranger Training Course on “Anti-poaching management and enforcement techniques”

Israel Nature & Parks Authority and the European Ranger Federation present an International Ranger Training Course on “Anti-poaching management and…

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Heritage Interpretation Workshop and annual meeting in Switzerland

Two days before Swiss Annual Meeting 2019 there will be a two-days heritage interpretation Workshop in english at Uster near…

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Heritage Interpretation Workshop and annual meeting in Switzerland

Upcoming events

XXII Portuguese Rangers National Meeting 2019

XXII Portuguese Rangers National Meeting 2019

The XXII Portuguese Rangers Nacional Meeting will take place in Açores - at Terceira Island - from 30th of January…

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German Ranger Association Annual Meeting

German Ranger Association Annual Meeting

13-15 March 2019 in Nationalpark Niedersächsisches Wattenmeer “Tourism in Protected Areas – Challenge or Opportunity in Area Management“ Program Registration

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V  Spanish Ranger Congress

V Spanish Ranger Congress

The V Spanish Ranger Congress will take place in April from 3rd to 6th 2019, in Gran Canaria island -Cannary…

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Heritage Interpretation Workshop and annual meeting in Switzerland

Heritage Interpretation Workshop and annual meeting in Switzerland

Two days before Swiss Annual Meeting 2019 there will be a two-days heritage interpretation Workshop in english at Uster near…

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