Building Trust with Rangers and Communities Vol. 1

This scoping document on “Building Trust with Rangers and Communities” is a contribution1 to the implementation of the five-year (2021-2025) Action Plan for rangers developed by the Universal Ranger  Support Alliance (URSA) (see box 1, overleaf). The URSA Action Plan is supporting implementation of the  International Ranger Federation’s (IRF) Chitwan Declaration2 developed and adopted by over 550  rangers from diverse backgrounds from 70 countries at the 9th World Ranger Congress in 2019. It  begins to explore actions around one specific sub-objective (number E3): URSA, IRF and ranger  associations are actively engaged in building trust between rangers and communities, by establishing  meaningful participation and respect for human rights.