Nature is invaluable – supporting all life on earth, providing our food and clean water, mitigating the impacts of climate change and regulating the environments we live in. But nature is under severe pressure globally. Rangers act as our planetary frontline workers, protecting our natural and cultural heritage for the benefit of everyone.
The Universal Ranger Support Alliance (URSA) was launched in July 2020 as a coalition of conservation organisations supporting and promoting the International Ranger Federation to build a network of well-supported, professional, and capable rangers, who can act effectively as custodians of the natural world. We help them advocate for the creation of inclusive and effective teams at the forefront of protecting nature, people, and the planet. Our time-bound support prioritises recognition, resources and representation for rangers around the world.