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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

How can Protected Areas contribute to the EU Action Plan for Nature, People and the Economy?

Earlier this year, the EU Commission launched a new Action Plan to improve the practical implementation of the Habitats and Birds Directives. Despite the positive evaluation of the EU Nature Directives, biodiversity and ecosystem services loss is still happening at a...

President and Council Elections 2017

EUROPARC members will be voting this year for EUROPARC President and Council. Elections will take place at EUROPARC General Assembly, on the 6th September in Portugal, Sao Pedro do Sul. All information about the General Assembly and Annual Conference can...

Adaptation to climate change in protected areas

At EUROPARC Conference 2017, we will have a dedicated workshop to discuss how can Parks incorporate measures for climate change adaption and mitigation in their management plans, with practical case studies from a regional and park level.

World Rangers Day 2017

The 31st July is the celebration of the World Rangers Day, an initiative promoted yearly by the International Ranger Federation and the Thin Green Line Foundation.  We Stand with the Rangers! EUROPARC President Ignace Schops and Executive Director Carol Ritchie...

International Junior Ranger Camp 2017 - summary.

Last week, between the 17th and 22nd of July, the 16th edition of the International Junior Ranger Camp took place in Habkern, Switzerland. In this occasion, the camp was organised by the Swiss Rangers under the theme “Team Nature”, and...

EUROPARC Annual Report 2016 is out

The EUROPARC Federation is proud to present you the Annual Report of 2016. This year we have a new look and structure to provide you a clearer view on how we are implementing the EUROPARC Strategy 2015-2021. Download the Annual Report in...

Changing attitudes vs engaging partners: experiences from Dune Costiere Park

Changing attitudes towards the territory is one of the hardest tasks for a Park administration... How to develop a sense of shared responsibility? The Dune Costiere Nature Regional Park is currently working with over 40 partners, since the implementation of Charter Part...

Invasive Alien Species: EU launches updated list

The EU Environment has just launched a new brochure about Invasive Alien Species, explaining the origin, spread, impacts & measures for the 49 listed species. Invasive alien species can easily spread across borders. This is why the EU has adopted...

CAP Consultation: results presented in Brussels

  The Future of the CAP (Common Agricultural Policy) was the main topic of discussion on 7th July, in the European Commission. At the "CAP have your say", the results of the 3-months public consultation to the CAP were introduced...

Save the Date: 10th Charter Network Meeting

The Charter network meeting is the gathering of Sustainable Destinations awarded with the European Charter for Sustainable Tourism in Protected Areas and is organised every 2 years.  Federparchi - EUROPARC Italy and the Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga National...


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Get the recognition you deserve! Apply for the Natura 2000 Awards!

The European Comission opened applications for the 2016 edition of Natura 2000 Awards. For the third year, all Natura 2000 sites are asked to participate and highlight their work developed under 5 different categories: Communication, Conservation, Cross-Border Cooperation and Networking,...

CEETO - Central Europe Ecotourism: tools for nature protection

Discover the work of EUROPARC inside this ambitious project that aims to improve tourism management in several regions of Europe.

IMPACT - Innovative Models for Protected Areas: exChange and Transfer.

Learn more about this project that aims to integrate socio-economic development and biodiversity conservation in protected areas.



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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