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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 Spain among the finalists of the Natura 2000 Awards

EUROPARC Spain is among the finalists of the Natura 2000 Awards, an award of the European Commission that recognizes the time, dedication and efforts Europeans invested in nature protection within the Natura 2000 network of protected areas. On May 17th,...

European Day of Parks 2018: Cultural Heritage-It's in Our Nature!

The European Day of Parks is a commemorative day for Protected Areas across Europe that was launched in 1999 by the EUROPARC Federation to celebrate Protected Areas throughout Europe. It celebrates the creation of the 1st National Parks in Europe...

The 2018 EU-China Tourism Year

The Tourism Task Force of the European Parliament (Committee TRAN – TRANSPORT AND TOURISM) had a special meeting on 27 February 2018 to analyse the tourism sector’s key results and trends in the EU in 2017 and looked at its...

Natura 2000 European Citizen's Award - Vote now!

The finalists for the 2018 European Natura 2000 Award are out! Vote now for your favourite! The European Commission’s Natura 2000 Award recognises the time, dedication and efforts Europeans invested in nature protection within the Natura 2000 network of protected...

The European Parks Academy 2018 is open for registration!

The European Parks Academy 2018 (EPA) is a new international training format that addresses the increasing capacity needs for planning and effectively managing protected areas. The unique cooperation between IUCN´s World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA), the research institution E.C.O....

Webinar: Large Carnivores - Strategies for a better coexistence

Large Carnivores: strategies for a better coexistence 27.03.2018 – 10:30 CET Register here While wildlife return in Europe is seen by many as a great conservation success, it brings some new challenges too. For centuries, the wolf, the bear, the...

Ocean Mirror: Update on MPA Policy & Practise

Conservation Standards, Good Environmental Status and Coastal Reef Funding -MPAs must be effectively governed, managed and networked across borders – but what resources are there to support MPA practitioners in tackling these challenges?

Peace keeping in the mountains of Snowdonia: The Snowdon Partnership

Snowdon is the most popular mountain in the UK, and the effect this has on people who work and live in the area is significant. Helen Pye, National Park Partnerships Manager at Snowdonia National Park shares with us how The Snowdon...

TransParcNet 2018 - Registrations are open!

Once a year, members of EUROPARC Transboundary Parks Programme - the TransParcNet - and specialists interested in cross-border cooperation come together for a 3-day workshop, to share experience, best-practice and learn from each other. This year, the TransParcNet Meeting will...

EUROPARC Position Paper - Sustainable Agriculture & Protected Areas

EUROPARC Position Paper Sustainable Agriculture & European Protected Areas builds on 5 key-strategic points, outlining concrete how Protected Areas’ can integrate EU agricultural interests with environmental concerns, within a reformed CAP framework.


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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.



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