About the IRF

IRF Membership

 The International Ranger Federation membership base is made up of: 1) existing Ranger Associations, 2) Ranger Associations that are currently being formed, and 3) conservation organisations and individuals who are involved in conservation. We actively promote and support the formation of Ranger Associations around the world to ensure Rangers are more adequately supported and represented.

 

The International Ranger Federation (IRF) was founded on 31 July 1992 in Peak National Park in the UK. An agreement was signed between the Countryside Management Association (CMA), representing Rangers in England and Wales, the Scottish Countryside Rangers Association (SCRA) and the U.S. Association of National Park Rangers (ANPR).

The goals of the agreement were to provide a global forum for Rangers from around the world to share their successes and failures in protecting the world’s natural heritage and to promote the exchange of information and technology from countries in which protected area management enjoys broad public and government support, to countries in which it is less supported.

65 Ranger associations from national, state and territorial entities have affiliated with the IRF, as well as several Rangers from around the world, who have Provisional membership status whilst they attempt to establish Ranger associations in their countries.

IRF Executive Committee

2016-19

Sean Willmore

Sean Willmore

President

Florin Halastauan

Florin Halastauan

Vice-President

Jewel Johnson

Jewel Johnson

Secretary

Meg Weesner

Meg Weesner

Treasurer

Chris Galliers

Chris Galliers

Africa Representative

Rohit Singh

Rohit Singh

Asia Representative

Leonel Delgado

Leonel Delgado

Central America Representative

Frank Grütz

Frank Grütz

Europe Representative

Werhner Atoche Montoya

Werhner Atoche Montoya

South America Representative

BILL WESTERFIELD

BILL WESTERFIELD

North America Representative

Peter Cleary

Peter Cleary

Oceania Representative