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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

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...

Meeting with the DG Environment

EUROPARC working for a better recognition of the role of Parks in Europe Parks, with their long history, integrated governance systems, wide expertise, passion and dedication are fundamental to ensure the effective management of Natura 2000 sites. EUROPARC Federation has been...

Job Vacancy - Communications and IT Officer

EUROPARC is looking for a Communications Officer with a strong IT background, an interest in nature and a passion for parks. The Communications Officer will have opportunity to contribute directly to the work of a wide European environmental organisation, working...

Training opportunities for Protected Areas' staff

Capacity building is at the core of our work in the Federation. EUROPARC members can benefit from several opportunities developed by the Directorate and the Federation sections: join an annual training seminar organised in Siggen, participate in the several workshops...

Sustainable Tourism in Monte Rufeno Nature Reserve

Sustainable Tourism is a priority for Monte Rufeno Nature Reserve, who has been awarded in 2012  with the Charter for Sustainable Tourism in Protected Areas (ECST) . Along with the Charter Monitoring Forum, the Reserve is "looking at the past...

Joining forces for Nature

Biggest network of periurban parks joins with the Europe’s largest protected area network Fedenatur and EUROPARC Federation reach a friendly agreement to integrate and strengthen Europe’s leading protected area network.   In an exciting development, the board of Fedenatur and...

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.

Registration open for 2016 TransParcNet Meeting

„Visitor Management in Protected Areas" We are very grateful to Bohemian Switzerland National Park, Labské pískovce Protected Landscape Area (CZ) and Saxon Switzerland National Park (DE) for hosting and organising this event from Tuesday 7th to Friday 10th June 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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