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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.

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The very latest from EUROPARC Federation

Alpine Tundra of the Krkonoše and Tatra Mountains: Lessons for Ukraine

Every year, the Alfred Toepfer Natural Heritage Scholarship (ATS) supports the work of young conservationists in protected areas across Europe. Tymur Bedernichek is a Researcher at the M.M. Gryshko National Botanical Garden in Kiev, Ukraine and was one of the winners of the Scholarship in 2016. Applications...

Nominations for the Alfred Toepfer Medal

Annually, EUROPARC honors those who have made a significant contribution to nature conservation in Europe through an experienced body of work and life experience. The Alfred Toepfer Medal, named after the founder of the EUROPARC Federation, Dr h.c. Alfred Toepfer (1894-1993)...

EUROPARC and IUCN: together to celebrate the European Day of Parks

The European Day of Parks is a pan-European initiative launched by the EUROPARC Federation in 1999. The objective is simple: to celebrate the important role of Europe's Protected Areas with hundreds of events taking place in Parks all over Europe! This year,...

Internship in Communications

The EUROPARC Federation is currently looking for a full-time intern in its Communications department in Regensburg (DE). The intern will contribute to enhance the organisation’s outreach and communications activities and will support EUROPARC Communications with operational and administrative tasks. Location:...

EUROPARC Toolkit: Health and Well-being benefits from Protected Areas

On the occasion of the World Health Day 2018, EUROPARC launched a toolkit addressing the health outcomes that Protected Areas can bring to their local communities.  The toolkit "Health and Well-Being Benefits from Parks and Protected Areas" provides practical advice...

Interpretation Course by Interpret Europe

Our Parks and Protected areas form the bedrock of much of Europe’s Cultural heritage. The food we eat, clothes we wear, customs to mark the passing of seasons and even language can all be connected to our landscape.  In an...

2 Webinars on Wildfire by EUROPARC Atlantic Isles

 The Moors for the Future Partnership is coordinating two wildfire webinars to showcase international research and collaborative working to tackle their devastating effects. The webinars are hosted by Europarc Atlantic Isles. 1) Rising from the ashes – wildfire conversation, research...

European Habitats Forum: Position Paper on EU Pollinators Initiative launched

Europe is facing significant declines in flying bees, moths and other pollinators. This is a worrying trend, considering that an estimated third of the leading global food crop types can benefit from animal pollination and around 88% of wild flowering plants rely...

Junior Ranger Programme: Guidelines by EUROPARC Germany

EUROPARC Germany has just launched the "The Junior Ranger Programme Guidelines", a guiding document for Parks in Germany with Junior Ranger groups and an inspiration to all other Parks in Europe.

"Old-growth forests: characteristics and conservation value" by EUROPARC Spain

"Primeval forests", that is to say, those that have evolved throughout their entire history without human intervention, are now extremely scarce. Old-growth forests with a certain degree of maturity and a low human impact can still be found locally -...


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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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