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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!

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The very latest from EUROPARC Federation

Updates on Omnibus Regulation & CAP reform - Council Ministers' perspective on the "Future of Food and Farming" Communication

This week, December 11th and 12th, Ministers of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council gathered in Brussels to discuss, amongst others, the Communication on the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) –  "The Future of Food and Farming" – which...

Charter Award Ceremony 2017: 21 areas awarded in Brussels

On the 7th December 2017, EUROPARC welcomed 21 exceptional Protected Areas to the European Parliament in Brussels for awarding them the European Charter for Sustainable Tourism. The event was kindly hosted by Scottish MEP Alyn Smith from the Group of...

Glyphosate debate in Brussels

The re-authorisation of the widely used but highly controversial plant protection product glyphosate was subject to a heated debate in Brussels. Its permission for use in the EU would expire by the 15th December this year and Member States have...

European Year of Cultural Heritage launched today!

On the occasion of the official launch of the European Year of Cultural Heritage, the EUROPARC Federation and Interpret Europe announce a partnership, focusing on the role of natural heritage to explore cultural identity.

The Estonian National Parks have a new home(page)

In the end of November, the Estonian Environmental Board launched a new website www.natparks.ee, where you can find information about Estonian national parks and other protected areas in Estonia. The website is available in English and Russian and includes information about...

Coastal Dunes and Sandy Beaches Workshop '18- Save the Date!

Save the Date for the international workshop "Management of coastal dunes and sandy beaches" in Dunkirk (France) from the 12th until the 14th June 2018.

Visitor behaviour & connection to nature: a study tour in European Protected Areas

Recreation opportunities can be a major ecosystem service, can provide funding streams and, when well managed, promote conservation and wildlife protection. What methods can we use to communicate with visitors and facilitate pro-environmental behaviour in protected areas? An article by Bryony Slaymaker, a winner of the Alfred Toepfer Natural Heritage Scholarship in 2016.

"The Future of Food and Farming" EU Commission launches Communication

Two days ago, 29th November 2017, the European Commission presented its Communication on the Common Agricultural Policy post-2020: “The future of food and farming”. Preparatory to the release of this communication, in February this year, the Commission ran a three-month...

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...

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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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