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 student“s home country. Registrations should be made by 1st May at the following:


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 £33 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:


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

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

International Ranger Federation

World Ranger Day 31st July 2013

by CMA Admin  

On Wednesday 31st July 2013 at Losehill Hall, Castleton, Derbyshire, a plaque will be unveiled to commemorate the inauguration of the International Ranger Federation (IRF) which took place at Losehill Hall on July 31st 1992.
Three Ranger Associations; the Association of Countryside Rangers now Countryside Management Association (CMA); the United States Association of National Park Rangers and the Scottish Countryside Rangers Association were the founding fathers of the IRF and it is very fitting that this plague will serve as a continuing reminder to the foresight of those people that helped to set up such a worthwhile and significant Association.

This is why July 31st has been chosen to remind us all about World Rangers remembering those that have made the ultimate sacrifice and to celebrate what is being achieved by so few ? the thin green line!

If you would like to make an individual donation towards the cost of the plaque (total cost £182.10) please see below for details of how to make a payment to the CMA. Already £60 has been pledged.

Grateful thanks to Gordon Miller, who was then the Chairman of ACR, for having the inspiration and foresight to organise this plaque.

If you are inspired by what is going on in the World Ranger stage then why not think about organising something for World Ranger Day 2014. Please let me know if you need any help or if you are planning on doing something. ibrooker@dartmoor.gov.uk.
Many thanks

Financial details to make a contribution to CMA :-
Bank Name: The Co-Operative Bank
Sort code: 08 92 99
Account no: 65275744
Reference: IRF PLAQUE

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