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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

Ignace Schops at the Convention on Biological Diversity meeting

EUROPARC President, Ignace Schops, is in Montreal for the 20th meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA) of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity. Ignace will participate in the Conference "Let Nature do the Job" organised...

Nominations for the Alfred Toepfer Medal are open!

The Alfred Toepfer Medal is awarded by the EUROPARC Federation every year to those who have made a contribution to nature conservation in Europe. The candidates are nominated by EUROPARC members and the winner is selected by the Juri, comprised...

The European Parks‘ Academy

This summer, protected areas professionals will have a unique chance to develop their skills and learn about the emerging trends, new approaches and technologies in protected areas. The European Parks' Academy (EPA) is a summer school with seminars, which will take place...

We are looking for a Communications Intern

The EUROPARC Federation is currently looking for a full time paid 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...

Training the 4th generation of protected area specialists

Braşov, 07 April 2016 After three successful editions, ProPark - Foundation for Protected Areas continues training future protected area specialists in Romania. The trainings are divided in two parts: an online course followed by a face-to-face training. The 4th training is taking place...

Northern Portugal: the new nature destination

Northern Portugal is pioneering in the field of Sustainable Tourism: for the first time, a regional strategy and a governance model were created, bringing together over 15 governmental and non-governmental organisations related with tourism and nature conservation. The Consortium “Natural...

15th international Junior Ranger Camp - “Discover the Diversity in Europe’s Parks”

EUROPARC together with the Nature Conservation Agency of Latvia and Gauja National Park Foundation are organising the 15TH INTERNATIONAL JUNIOR RANGER CAMP from 10 to 16th July 2016.

Registration open for 2016 TransParcNet Meeting

„Visitor Management in Protected Areas" We are very grateful to Bohemian Switzerland National Park, Labské pískovce Protected Landscape Area (CZ) and Saxon Switzerland National Park (DE) for hosting and organising this event from Tuesday 7th to Friday 10th June 2016...

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...

Alfred Toefper Scholarship: Call for submissions is open!!

Young professional in protected areas and graduated students (under 35) can now apply for the 2016 edition of the Alfred Toepfer Nature Heritage Scholarship! This scholarship aims to provide a field tour to an European protected area to investigate about: Biodiversity and...



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