Junior Ranger Programme: Trilateral cooperation in the Nordic Baltic

Junior Ranger cooperation in Nordic Baltic © Roland Müür

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 Latvia, Finland and Estonia have agreed to enhance the Junior Ranger  (JR) cooperation between the forementioned countries. 

The objective of this cooperation is to share the experience of JR camps and seminars, learn from it and develop new ideas on how to increase interest in youth to join this programme – shortly how to market JR program. The result of this cooperation will be electronic manual or best practice document to manage the programme (camps, cooperation network, etc.). The Manual will be shared with all EUROPARC members.

The first meeting took place in March 2017 during EUROPARC Nordic-Baltic Section meeting in Klaipeda, Lithuania and an official Seminar is planned for 2018. The two-day seminar organised by Parks & Wildlife Finland, Latvian Nature Conservation Agency, and Estonian Environmental Board will also involve 18+ students (2-45 students and 2 teachers-mentors per 1 country) in order to brainstorm on JR topics.
The trilateral cooperation in the Nordic-Baltic will strengthen the programme at a regional level and provide their Junior Rangers more opportunities to cooperate and engage with their international peers. Moreover, will be an inspiration for all the 19 countries which are currently engaged in the Junior Ranger Programme, providing a useful tool to better develop the programme through cross-border cooperation.

Learn more about the Junior Ranger Programme below