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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!

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The very latest from EUROPARC Federation

EUROPARC Federation amongst applicants in new Interreg programmes

A wave of interest hits the 2014-2020 Interreg programmes. EUROPARC together with partners submitted three projects, two to the CENTRAL EUROPE and one to the Alpine Space programme.

European Day of Parks 2015 “Nature is Our Business”

European Day of Parks 2015 “Nature is Our Business” 24 May, all over Europe! Every year EUROPARC members “gather” events around May 24th to celebrate and raise the profile of the value and benefits of all our Protected Areas. By...

The 2015 short list for the Natura 2000 Award is announced! Support and vote now for our candidate member!

The Natura 2000 Award was launched by the European Commission in 2013, with the first prizes awarded on Natura 2000 Day in 2014. The annual Award aims to raise awareness about theNatura 2000 network, showcase excellence and encourage networking between...

EUROPARC Conference 2015

The biggest event of the year in the Protected Area community is happening this October in the region of magnificient landscapes, castles, famous beer and let’s not forget football. The medieval city of Regensburg, headquarter town for the EUROPARC Federation...

Urgent communication from EUROPARC President Ignace Shops concerning the dissolution of EUROPARC Consulting GmbH

The economic downturn has taken its toll. The Federation has decided, with reluctance, to close the operations of EUROPARC Consulting GmbH through liquidation.

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