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We are the EUROPARC Federation and we represent hundreds of responsible authorities and thousands of Protected Areas in 36 countries. We often say in EUROPARC that nature knows no boundaries and we therefore facilitate international co-operation in all aspects of Protected Area management to improve and conserve our shared natural inheritance. Someone out there has the answer to your question, a solution to your problem, an idea you can use. So connect to the network!

We are really proud that EUROPARC is recognised around the world as a professional network of European Protected Areas providing a forum to share professional experience, collaborate on technical projects and progress common aims.

It’s great working with really interesting people who look after really special places and we’d be delighted to welcome you to be a part of it! Hopefully you’ll find out more as you navigate through the website, or check us out on facebook or twitter! We especially look forward to welcoming you in person at any one of our events!

The very latest from EUROPARC Federation

Gathering of fungi as a tool for biodiversity conservation in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Eduardo Batista was one of the Alfred Toepfer Scholarship Awardees in 2015 and has just published his report. Eduardo visited a Croatian Park to study the fungi diversity along the trails, and understand how the macrofungi community can help to enrich the educational value for visitors.

Engaging Sustainable Partners - Montseny Nature Park

Montseny Nature Park, Catalonia, Spain, was awarded the Charter for Sustainable Tourism in 2011 and 2016. We have asked them how are they engaging their partners and developing Charter Part 2. Get to know a success story from our Charter Network!

The Environmental Implementation Review

The European Commission announced a new tool to help Member States implementing EU Environmental policy. A report from each Member State was produced, along with guidelines and goo practices for better biodiversity, water, air quality and waste management.

Siggen Seminar 2017: Sustainable Agriculture

The registrations for Siggen Seminar 2017 are open! Siggen is a training free for EUROPARC members. This year we will focus on Sustainable Agriculture: Sharing experiences from across Europe that support agriculture in Protected Areas

Alfred Toepfer Natural Heritage Scholarship: Call for applications!

Every year, the Alfred Toepfer Stiftung F.V.S and EUROPARC Federation award 3 scholarships to promising young conservationists, to take study tours in European Protected Areas! Applications are now open!

Water Governance Across Europe: the EU Water Framework Directive

The EU Water Framework Directive (WDF) is EU’s forefront legislative instrument to protect European water resources. But how is it being implemented by the State members? What are the challenges for the governance and management of water resources? Learn the resume of an interesting meeting held in Brussels this week.

EUROPARC LIVE

What if you could learn about a new topic in a 3 minutes film? That's what EUROPARC LIVE is all about!

EUROPARC Conference Films

The EUROPARC Conference 2016, host by Parc Jura vaudois in Switzerland was a great success! Have a glimpse of the 4 intense days!

Siggen Seminar 2017 - Sustainable Agriculture - Call open for members!

EUROPARC organises annually a Seminar in Gut Siggen, north Germany, thanks to the generosity of the Alfred Toepfer Stiftung F.V.S.. The Siggen Seminars are always an excellent opportunity to exchange knowledge, share experience and establish professional contacts - fundamental activities...

IMPACT Interreg Europe

New management models for Protected Areas Protected Areas and the natural values kept inside them, are without doubt one of the most valuable resources we need to preserve. But, what if these resources can be exploited in a sustainable manner...

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EUROPARC Library

EUROPARC has produced a number of publications over the years connected to past and present projects as well as regular information about the Federation including our monthly eNews, PA- InSight Journal and our Annual Report. You can access the Library and download the main publications by clicking the button below.

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