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

Tracking bears and wolves: Visiting Carpathians as precursor to ranger training

In preparation to our November ranger seminar on Biodiversity, Large Carnivores and Local Communities, we spent a week on site with the Society for the Protection of Wolves. Our host: the Foundation Conservation Carpathia (FCC), a foundation that aims to… 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