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STATE OF THE RANGER REPORT

The International Ranger Federation invites you to be part of the State of the Ranger Report. A first global report on the ranger profession worldwide.

Are you a Ranger? Please be part of the Report by completing the survey.

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Photo credit: Ranjak Ramchakdari

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10th IRF World Ranger Congress

Gardes Nature de France (French Ranger Association) and the International Ranger Federation (IRF) are working closely together in organizing the 10th IRF World Ranger Congress.

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Photo credit: Thin Green Line

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World Ranger Day 2023

Rangers have different titles around the world, from forest guard to wildlife warden. They come from big cities, small villages and Indigenous communities. However, one thing they all have in common is how indispensable they are to protecting the wild.

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Photo: Werhner Atoche Montoya

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South America

From the biodiverse Amazon forests shared by many countries, the Eastern Tropical Pacific Marine Corridor that reaches up to Galapagos Marine Reserve, the extension of grasslands in the Southern Cone, the Patagonia Region and outstanding Andes mountain ridge to the renowned World Heritage Site Machu Picchu, rangers across this vast continent work tirelessly to protect natural resources and abundant wildlife in collaboration with an enormous diversity of indigenous peoples and local communities.

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Rangers on patrol, Bhutan (photo: Tshering Dorji)

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Asia

Asia is recognized for its incomparable richness in biodiversity, encompassing a wide variety of plant and animal species that establish it as a global hotspot for biodiversity.

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Fire fighting in Tasmania (Photo: Shelley Graham)

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Oceania

The Oceania region is comprised of the 24 countries and territories of Polynesia, Micronesia, Melanesia, Australia and New Zealand containing a diverse range of ecosystems.

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Working in North America

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North America

Rangers across the United States and Canada work to preserve, protect, and share our natural, cultural, and scenic resources through education, engineering, and enforcement efforts. Our agencies have varied responsibilities, but our goals are common in protecting areas set aside for variety of conservation purposes.

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Europe

From Iceland to Israel; the Azores to Albania, the European region is both immense and diverse. “All over Europe, natural areas aim at conserving biodiversity and reconnecting people with nature. A few men and women work in the field to protect these areas: the Rangers”

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Central America

From northern Mexico, crossing along the tropical rainforest of Selva Maya Corridor, the Mesoamerican Reef System and all the way to Caribbean Islands, rangers play a key role protecting outstanding biodiversity in land and water along with local communities from diverse cultures and backgrounds.

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Photo credit: Peter Chadwick

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Africa

The vast continent of Africa boasts protected and conserved areas that cover mountains, savannah, tropical rainforest and immense riverine systems; home to some of the worlds most emblematic wildlife. Rangers work 24/7 to support, conserve, protect and restore habitats, species, ecosystems and local communities.

 

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Postcards

Member Organisations

At the International Ranger Federation we have over 160 member organisations across our seven regions

NORTH AMERICA

17 member organisations
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REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE

Andy Wright

CENTRAL AMERICA

8 member organisations
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REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE

Leonel Delgado

SOUTH AMERICA

36 member organisations
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REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE

Werhner Atoche Montoya

EUROPE

42 member organisations
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REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE

Urs Reif

AFRICA

27 member organisations
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REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE

Amon Koutoua

ASIA

24 member organisations
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REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE

Rohit Singh

OCEANIA

15 member organisations
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REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE

Jolene Nelson

NORTH AMERICA
 17
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CENTRAL AMERICA
 8
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SOUTH AMERICA
 36
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EUROPE
 42
List Members
AFRICA
 27
List Members
ASIA
 24
List Members
OCEANIA
 15
List Members

NORTH AMERICA

17 member organisations
List Members
REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE

Andy Wright

CENTRAL AMERICA

8 member organisations
List Members
REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE

Leonel Delgado

SOUTH AMERICA

36 member organisations
List Members
REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE

Werhner Atoche Montoya

EUROPE

42 member organisations
List Members
REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE

Urs Reif

AFRICA

27 member organisations
List Members
REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE

Amon Koutoua

ASIA

24 member organisations
List Members
REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE

Rohit Singh

OCEANIA

15 member organisations
List Members
REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE

Jolene Nelson