The International Ranger Federation is pleased to announce that the 2014 Awards program has just been launched.

The program adds two new awards to the regular Young Conservationist Award, these being the Dr Jane Goodall Hope and Inspiration Ranger Award, and the IRF Lifetime Achievement Award. In combination…

Posted on 22nd July 2014

Junior Ranger Camp 2014

EUROPARC Federation together with the Krknose National Park, is organising the 2014 International Junior Ranger Camp: 12-19 July. This year, Junior Rangers will have the opportunity to discover how…

Posted on 24th April 2014

Scholarships Provide Chances for Young European Conservationists!

In cooperation with the Alfred Toepfer Stiftung F.V.S., EUROPARC Federation awards the Alfred Toepfer Natural Heritage Scholarships to three young promising conservationists with practical…

Posted on 24th April 2014

The CMA has represented UK countryside professionals since 1966.

Formed in 1966 the CMA is the largest organisation supporting the work of conservation, access and recreation professionals in the natural greenspace and countryside sector throughout England and Wales.

The CMA supports professionals working in a range of environments from Country Parks to National Parks, Local and National Nature Reserves and other protected areas both urban and rural. Members are employed in a variety of different roles from Rangers and Wardens to Project Officers, Rights of Way Officers and Ecologists and for a variety of organisations including Local Authorities, Private Trusts, National Park Authorities, the Forestry Commission, The National Trust, Wildlife Trusts, Water Authorities, Natural England and Defence Estates.

In particular, our aims are to:

Support the development of staff, students and volunteers involved in the management, interpretation, and public enjoyment of natural greenspace and the countryside through networking, training and continuing professional development.


Promote the value and importance of professionally managed natural greenspace and the countryside to the general public, the government and other organisations.

Influence the organisations involved in the management of natural greenspace and countryside by providing information and authoritative comment

Champion the staff, students and volunteers involved in the management, interpretation, and access to natural greenspace and the countryside.

South West Ranger Forum 14th October 2014

09.45 – 10.15     Arrive Piles Mill Tea/Coffee…

Posted on 28th August 2014

Conservation and Land Management Conference

You are invited to a one day conference exploring the use of CMSi  for Conservation and Land Management. The event is on Thursday 25th September, 2014 at the Linnean Society, London, W1J…

Posted on 28th August 2014

SW AGM and Study Session/CMA Taster Day

CMA Regional AGM Larmer Tree Gardens Tollard Royal, Wiltshire SP5 5PY.  Weds 23rd July 11.00 - 16.00…

Posted on 2nd July 2014

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CMA gratefully acknowledges the support of the Countryside Jobs Service