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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

Marine Plastics Need European Action: from impacts to solutions

Upcycling, re-cycling and Zero-Waste-Lifestyles – three phenomena of increasing popularity and also indicators of a growing public awareness concerning the harmful impacts of plastic waste. Researchers suggest each year between 8-13 million tons of plastic litter were entering our seas and...

Financing Natura 2000 – Guidance Handbook for EU funding opportunities in 2014-2020

The Guidance Handbook was written to give actors who are directly involved or linked with Natura 2000 sites an overview of the applicable EU funding opportunities currently available. Whom is it for? Primarily the information addresses local and regional authorities...

Webinar: Transboundary Cooperation for nature and local communities

20th November 2017, 15:00 CET (Central Europe Time) REGISTER TODAY! Europe is a complex continent with thousands of years of human interaction overlaying the natural world. The most obvious manifestations of that history are the many political borders that abound, and...

21 Sustainable Destinations will be awarded!

On the 7th December, EUROPARC Federation will be celebrating success at the European Parliament with the 21 Sustainable Destinations that will be awarded the European Charter for Sustainable Tourism in Protected Areas. Every year, the Charter Award Ceremony is an opportunity to look at the...

X Charter Network Meeting 2017

Every two years, the network of Sustainable Destinations awarded with the European Charter for Sustainable Tourism in Protected Areas (ECSTPA), comes together for experience exchange. The 10th edition of the Charter Network Meeting took place in Gran Sasso e Monti...

Living together: coexistence between people and large carnivores - Outcomes

Living together: solutions, outcomes & good practice from the 3-day networking seminar about the coexistence between people and large carnivores.

"A Taste of Nature" Recipes book

We challenged protected areas from across Europe to gather recipes of their best traditional tastes. The result comes alive today, 16th of October: The World Food Day.

eCONSERVATION - who is funding what and where?

The science and knowledge service of the European Commission - Joint Research Center (JRC) - just launched a beta version of a new tool to support your work: the eConservation platform. This tool, in essence, is a huge database that works...

EUROPARC Transboundary Programme at the European Week of Regions & Cities 2017 

Organised every year by the European Committee of the Regions to promote initiatives of local and regional authorities in Europe, the European Week of Regions and Cities 2017 is taking place from 9 to 12 October in Brussels.  In the...

Webinar: Protected Areas for Sustainable Agriculture - building partnership with farmers

On the 23rd October, EUROPARC is organising a free webinar for all those interested in Sustainable Agriculture. Protected Area professionals, farmers, NGO representatives, Public organisations are all welcomed to join us. We will be looking at how to built partnerships with farmers!

EUROPARC LIVE

What if you could learn about a new topic in a 3 minutes film? That's what EUROPARC LIVE is all about!

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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EUROPARC Library

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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