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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

EU Large Carnivores Platform Annual Meeting

EU Large Carnivore Platform Annual Meeting: Rural Development funds support coexistence   Representatives from landowning, herding, hunting, research and conservation organisations met in Brussels on the 30 th May for the third annual meeting of the EU Platform on Coexistence...

Lahemaa National Park - 45 years working with the local community

Article issued by Ave Paulus, expert in cultural heritage [caption id="attachment_8044" align="alignright" width="200"] Black Stork at Lahemaa national park, Estonia © Toomas Tuul[/caption] Lahemaa National Park - Estonia was the first national park in the former Soviet Union and was founded on...

Nature Parks of Slovenia - The book

Nature Parks of Slovenia is the first book depicting the most valuable landscapes with a protected status as national, regional or landscape park. In Slovenia, 13% of the surface area is legally protected: there is 1 national park, 3 regional...

Invasive Species in Protected Areas - Workshop

  „Managing invasive plant and animal species in the protected areas of Central and Eastern Europe” Invasive species are a common problem faced by many protected areas face. Learning how other Parks, in neighbouring countries, manage and control them can...

25 years working for Nature - EUROPARC Germany

On the 2nd of June, EUROPARC Germany celebrated its 25th anniversary with a high-level event organised at the Nationalpark Schwarzwald (Black Forest National Park). The event gathered over 80 participants, who had the chance to be inspired by keynote speakers and participate in...

Call for new Verifiers - European Charter for Sustainable Tourism

The European Charter for Sustainable Tourism in Protected Areas (ECSTPA) is a practical management tool that enables Protected Areas to develop tourism sustainably, bringing environmental, social and economic benefits to the region. [caption id="attachment_6411" align="alignright" width="153"] Good for Parks, Good for...

Our 2015 annual report is out! Have a look on the activities realised by the Federation and each EUROPARC Section. The report is available in English, French and German.

Below you can download Annual Reports of the EUROPARC Federation from 2007- 2014, each in English, French and German. For inquiries and paper copies, please contact office@europarc.org. Please note, in 2008, two reports were produced because we changed the production...

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.

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...

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...

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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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