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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

Do you stand with rangers on World Ranger Day?

Rangers are in the first line safeguarding our Nature and wildlife. All over the World, Rangers dare their lives to protect our biodiversity. Unfortunately, in the last 12 months, 108 rangers lost their lives in the hands of poachers (42%), in work related accidents...

Bioenergy and Protected Areas - mind the gap

Five European Parks (in Austria, Hungary, Slovenia, Italy and Greece) showcased how protected areas can play a leading role in finding solutions for bioenergy production at local-scale, that simultaneously ensure biodiversity conservation. The BioEUParks project, co-funded by the Intelligent Energy Europe...

Charter Verification @ Monviso Park

Monviso Park is one of the 19 Protected Areas that applied for the European Charter for Sustainable Tourism in Protected Areas. Those who receive a positive evaluation will be awarded in Brussels, at the Charter Award Ceremony! Get o know...

"We are Parks" and you?

Parks play a vital role in safeguarding the Europe’s nature, its wildlife and landscapes. “Sculpted by nature, shaped by people”, they protect our most special places: relatively untouched landscapes, as well as those which have been shaped by centuries of...

EUROPARC at the IUCN Asia Protected Areas Partnership Committee

Asia Protected Areas Partnership: 2nd Steering Committee Meeting On invitation of the Asian Protected Areas Partnership, Ignace Schops, EUROPARC President, participated in their 2nd Steering Committee Meeting, that is taking place in Bangkok, Thailand between the 14-15 July. Ignace gave a speech...

The 15th International Junior Ranger Camp has started!

issued by the YOUTH+ participants at the International Junior Ranger Camp. The camp is being hosted by Gauja National Park  in Latvia and involves 27 Junior Rangers from 13 protected areas, including national parks and Natura 2000 sites. Junior Rangers...

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- 2015, each in English, French and German. For inquiries and paper copies, please contact office_at_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...



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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