the official body representing rangers around the world

 


  • The 2017 IRF and Thin Green Line Awards

    The 2017 IRF and Thin Green Line Awards

    Find out more about the awards and previous winners...
  • World Ranger Day 2017!

    World Ranger Day 2017!

    World Ranger Day is July 31: Honour the sacrifice and celebrate the dedication of Rangers worldwide – Visit our World Ranger Day page for information and support material to help you celebrate this important day.
  • World Ranger Congress 2016 a Success!

    World Ranger Congress 2016 a Success!

    Visit our WRC page to read the Estes Park Declaration. The 9th World Ranger Congress will be held in 2019 in Nepal.
  • Postcards from the Field

    Postcards from the Field

    Meet the people who protect the world’s rarest wilderness
Who is a Ranger?
The IRF defines a Ranger as, the person involved in the practical protection and preservation of all aspects of wild areas, historical and cultural sites. Rangers provide recreational opportunities and interpretation of sites while providing links between local communities, protected areas and area administration.