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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

EU Nature legislation Fit for Purpose

The announcement that EU nature directives are fit for purpose, asserts the hard work of EUROPARC members in the management of Natura 2000 sites.   The positive conclusion of this long process is  a great news today for nature and...

The Tangier declaration: the role of Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas in climate change mitigation and adaptation

The 2nd Forum of Marine Protected Areas in the Mediterranean was organised last week by MedPAN (the network of Marine Protected Areas in the Mediterranean), RAC/SPA and the “Haut Commissariat aux Eaux et Forêts et la lutte contre la desertification du Royaume du...

19 Sustainable Destinations awarded in Brussels - Charter Award Ceremony 2016

Today, at the European 19 Sustainable Destinations were awarded the European Charter for Sustainable Tourism in Protected Areas!

Bottom-up approach for a new periurban park in Prague

Having a common understanding and involving the main stakeholders is a fundamental step towards the creation of a Periurban Park. In Prague, the Institute for Planning and Development, organised a workshop to start a bottom-up approach creating the new periurban park. FEDENATUR and EUROPARC members shared their experiences with the key local stakeholders.

European Habitats Forum meeting in Brussels

EUROPARC Federation was present at the European Habitats Forum 2016, which gathered representatives from several European Environment NGOs who are following closely the development and implementation of the EU Biodiversity Strategy. Learn about the main outputs of this meeting.

Transboudary Parks Awards 2016

In 2016, two Transboundary Parks renewed their commitment to cooperating across borders: Krkonoše National Park (CZ) with Karkonosze National Park (PL) and Oulanka National Park (FI) and Paanajärvi National Park (RU). Get to know how the Parks have been cooperating!

EUROPARC Conference Films

The EUROPARC Conference 2016, host by Parc Jura vaudois in Switzerland was a great success! Have a glimpse of the 4 intense days!

Alfred Toepfer Scholarship winners

Grassland and meadow restoration; visitors' motivations in protected areas; impacts of in fragile ecosystems will be the topics studied by the winners of 2016 Alfred Toepfer Natural Heritage Scholarship!

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...

IMPACT Interreg Europe

New management models for Protected Areas Protected Areas and the natural values kept inside them, are without doubt one of the most valuable resources we need to preserve. But, what if these resources can be exploited in a sustainable manner...

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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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