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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

Transboundary Parks Programme: the strategy planning meeting

Going into its 15th year, the EUROPARC’s Transboundary Parks programme counts with many successes for cross-border cooperation in Protected Areas. However, after such period, it is time not only to keep score of benefits and achievements but also to reveal the...

Protected Areas. Isn’t that old-fashioned?

In a Europe with nearly 1.2 million square-kilometres of protected areas, what is their value for conserving and restoring biodiversity? A compelling article, issued by Carlos Romao from the European Environmental Agency.

Biodiversity and Health in the Face of Climate Change - Conference

Open call for abstracts and oral presentations for the Conference "Biodiversity and Health in the Face of Climate Change", that will take place in Bonn, Germany, on the 27-29 June. The conference will highlight good practices, from a scientific, practical and policy perspective. See how to submit your case study!

Transboundary Parks Programme on PANORAMA Solutions

A booklet about Transboundary Cooperation has just been launched by IUCN "PANORAMA Solutions". 8 out of 17 solutions came from EUROPARC Transboundary Parks! Get to know the solutions our TransParcNet has been sharing.

Opportunity for Park Staff: international study trips by EUROPARC Germany

Do you work for a protected area as paid or volunteer park staff and are interested in transboundary exchange? EUROPARC Germany is organising 2 study trips in 2017 for park staff about accessibility and tourism development in Protected Areas.  ...

Grassland Management in Protected Areas in Post-Communist Countries

Balázsi Agnes, a PhD student from Romania and winner of the Alfred Toepfer Natural Heritage Scholarship 2015, made an interesting analysis to the implementation of the EU Biodiversity Strategy with emphasis on grassland management in Protected Areas from Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic.

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!

Alfred Toepfer Scholarship winners

Grassland and meadow restoration; visitors' motivations in protected areas; impacts of in fragile ecosystems will be the topics studied by the winners of 2016 Alfred Toepfer Natural Heritage Scholarship!

Sustainable tourism pays off

Since 2014, EUROPARC France and IPAMAC have been developing, for the very first time in Europe, a certification scheme for Sustainable Tour Operators in order to formally work with the Protected Areas. This new phase of the European Charter for...

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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