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

by CMA Admin  

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 the awards recognise the young, the inspirational, and the enduring Ranger spirit, and provide us all with the opportunity to highlight our profession and the amazing work that so many people around the world are doing.

Applications close on 25th August 2014, and Award recipients will be presented at the World Parks Congress in Sydney, Australia, November 2014.

More information - http://internationalrangers.org/awards/

Please help spread the word and encourage applications for a strong list of candidates.

Regards,

Tegan Burton

Secretary

International Ranger Federation

 

Junior Ranger Camp 2014

by CMA Admin  

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 Protected Areas, across national boundaries, work together, all that to preserve wilderness and the most valuable habitats and endangered species in Europe. All this will be investigated in the fantastic scenario of the Krknose National Park in the Czech Republic and their neighbour park, the Karkonosze National Park, in Poland. These two parks are certified together as EUROPARC Transboundary Parks for their successful joint cooperation. Register here for the camp!
More information on the camp is available here.

Scholarships Provide Chances for Young European Conservationists!

by CMA Admin  

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 experience in the field of conservation and in the work of Protected Areas. The scholarships are given every year to the value of 3.000 EUR each to fund a study visit to one or more Protected Areas in a European country beyond the studentīs home country. Registrations should be made by 1st May at the following:

http://europarc.org/what-we-do/alfred-toepfer-natur/2014-scholarship-reg/

These have been won by CMA members in the past so there's help and advice available within the Association for any aspiring candidates.
* - "Young" is usually regarded as under 35!

European Ranger Training Seminar - Croatia - 13-17th May

by CMA Admin  

1st. May closing date for registration on the above seminar is fast approaching. So far there are 11 CMA/SCRA members attending from UK.

We are travelling 13 May Stansted to Pula and return flight 17 May (though some staying on for visiting other parks)Cost of flight as of this morning was Ģ33 each way.

Over 100 delegates have already registered from about 30 countries in Europe.

Cost of the seminar is abour 250euros.
Seminar language is English

Full details on http://ranger.brijuni.hr/

Hope some more UK colleagues decide to join us.

European Ranger Seminar - Croatia May 13-17 2014

by CMA Admin  

Hello European Ranger Friends!

The IRF 3rd European Rangers Seminar is on!!!...

CROATIA, Brijuni National Park, Hotel Neptun/ Istra, 13th - 17th May 2014

And we need you and your Rangers there!!!

You will network, learn, converse, teach and present ....and even have some good times with your Ranger colleagues and friends from across Europe.

It's only 200 Euros for all your accommodation, food, field trips, workshops during the 5 day seminar.

The Thin Green Line Foundation will reimburse up to 200 Euros for fuel per vehicle, containing at least 4 registered rangers.
So if you register and drive there with at least 4 rangers , present your receipts and you're reimbursed up to 200 Euros
Valid for the first 25 claims

Please send this invitation to ALL your European Ranger contacts form Spain to Russia, Iceland to Albania.

Please contact me too if you can help sponsor a fellow Rangers registration from a developing country, or you seek support.

Registration and info here:

http://www.ranger.brijuni.hr

There is also the opportunity to become involved making presentations in the workshops.

Attached is a letter of support for you to show employers, to help you to attend.

I hope we see you all there, representing your country and sharing your critical work for Nature.

Please send this around.

Kindest Regards

Sean Willmore
President

The IRF president attached a letter to his email - but some servers may block the attachment.
If you would like a copy of the letter - or any other information about travel to the Seminar then please contact either Roger Cole thecolefamily@btinternet.com or Ian Brooker ibrooker@dartmoor.gov.uk

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