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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 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, twitter and LinkedIn! We especially look forward to welcoming you in person at any one of our events!

The very latest from EUROPARC Federation

Nature conservation management of wet grasslands, by Baiba Galniece

Baiba Galniece, winner of the Alfred Toepfer Natural Heritage Scholarship, analysed how 4 Parks in Hungary & Estonia are managing their wet grasslands - for nature conservation and flood prevention.

European Tree of the Year 2018 - Where is it rooted?

In Search for the most fascinating European Tree & its Story A contest highlighting the role of old trees for our natural and cultural heritage that deserves our care and protection Every year, the European Tree of the Year Contest looks...

Open call for young professionals: Alfred Toepfer Natural Heritage Scholarships 2018!

Each year the EUROPARC Federation, with support from the Alfred Toepfer Stiftung F.V.S., awards three Alfred Toepfer Natural Heritage Scholarships to promising young conservationists, who are committed to working for the benefit of Protected Areas. The aim of the scholarships...

Open Call to Natura 2000 managers: Join the IUCN Green List Testing Phase

The IUCN Green List Sustainability Standard is a new global standard for Protected and Conserved Areas which aims to improve the contribution that equitably governed and effectively managed Protected Areas make to sustainable development through the conservation of nature, but also through...

PEGASUS Final Conference: How EU Agriculture and Forestry provide Public Goods & Ecosystem Services

The Committee of Regions in Brussels hosted the final conference of the “PEGASUS” project “Delivering environmental and social benefits from agriculture and forestry in a changing policy context” on 7th of February.   [caption id="attachment_11475" align="alignleft" width="324"] © PEGASUS[/caption] PEGASUS...

Quarrying in Parks and N2000 sites: looking for members with experience to share

For those whose parks or N2000 sites are/were affected by quarrying: EUROPARC will be working with Sibelco, a sand quarrying company to look at some of the challenges of mitigating quarrying activities, especially for biodiversity.  We are looking for 5...

Kemeri National Park - Celebrating Sustainable Tourism in Latvian Wetlands

On February 1, just on the brink of World Wetlands Day, a special celebration was held in the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional development of the Republic of Latvia The European Charter for Sustainable Tourism in Protected Areas Certificate...

Protected Area Voices Needed - How to make the most of EU Cohesion Funds post-2020?

These days European Commission is working on proposals for the EU Budget post-2020. PA managers are called to give their input to match financial priority setting with needs on the ground. The next Multi-annual Financial Framework (MFF) will set priorities for investments...

Green Infrastructure and Restoration (GIR) - 8th Working Group meeting in Brussels

On 31st of January and 1st of February, EUROPARC participated in the 8th meeting of the Green Infrastructure and Restoration (GIR) Working Group (WG) in Brussels. The GIR Working Group is led by the European Commission (DG ENVI) and includes...

A New Atlanticism - Building Effective Transatlantic MPA Partnerships

Last week, 30th and 31st January, EUROPARC Brussels attended the final conference of a promising MPA pilot project, funded by EU: The “Transatlantic MPA Network - Towards a Transatlantic Partnership of Marine Protected Areas” project. Its main objective is to...


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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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