The European Ranger Federation (ERF) is a pan-European federation of park ranger associations. It is one of the 8 regional groups of the International Ranger Federation.
A ranger is a person involved in the practical management, protection and preservation of all aspects of wild areas, historical and cultural sites. Rangers provide recreational opportunities and interpretation of these sites whilst providing links between local communities, protected areas and area administration.
Currently there are 24 member ranger associations in the European Ranger Federation representing over 5,000 professional rangers.