International Rangers Federation
SCRA was a founder member of the (International Rangers Federation) IRF on the Banks of Loch Lomond in 1992.
Since then, SCRA has played a significant role in the continued development of the IRF into the organisation it is today. The culmination of this work was at the last IRF Congress which was hosted by SCRA at Stirling in 2006. The next Congress is to be held in Bolivia in 2009. If you would like to help raise funds towards helping Rangers from less affluent countries attend the next Congress, SCRA is running the '£ per Mile Campaign' to raise £6,144 over the next 18 months.
The IRF aims are to provide a forum for rangers from around the world to share their successes and failures in protecting the world's heritage and to promote information and technology transfer from countries in which protected area management enjoys broad public and government support to countries in which protected area management is less well supported.
The IRF has a number of newsletters that are produced on a regular basis;
Guardaparque - a regular publication of the IRF
Download an issue of Guardaparque
- August 07 Edition
- October 07 Edition
- November 07 Edition
- December 07 Edition
- January 2008 Edition
- May 2008 Edition
The Thin Green Line - a publication of the IRF released throughout the year
Download a copy of the Thin Green Line
The IRF also has a website with details of all its activities and links to member associations around the world.
International Rangers Federation Congress - Bolivia 2009
The International Rangers Federation Congress will be held in Bolivia later in 2009. Details are being finalised but bookings are now open.
Please note, that if you plan on attending the event which is primarily for members of the Ranger associations, then please ensure you contact Tony Wilson as SCRA are hoping to achieve savings on travel by arranging group bookings.