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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

Transboundary Parks - Award Ceremony 2017

Every year during EUROPARC Conference we celebrate success with our Transboundary Parks at the Award Ceremony. In 2017, 2 members of the network were successfully re-evaluated, proving that working together for nature regardless political boundaries leads to better management of protected areas.

Alfred Toepfer Scholarship Winners 2017

EUROPARC and the Alfred Toepfer Stiftung award every year 3 scholarships to young professionals willing to make study trips in European Protected Areas. Get to know the winners of the 2017 edition, awarded at the EUROPARC Conference in Portugal.

The management of mountain forest habitats in N2000 sites: Networking Seminar

The management of mountain forest habitat types in Natura 2000 sites: experience and case studies from the Continental Biogeographical region The Natura 2000 Biogeographical Process Date: 7–9 November 2017 Location: Šumava National Park, Czech Republic   In the course of recent...

Scotland hosts EUROPARC Conference 2018!

Every year, EUROPARC Conference is hosted by one of our members. In 2017, we had Portugal organising an amazing 5-days Conference in the Magic Mountains region, hosted by ADRIMAG. During the final session, EUROPARC proudly announced the next Conference Destination, and...

EUROPARC President: Ignace Schops is re-elected in Portugal

Ignace Schops was re-elected President of the EUROPARC Conference yesterday afternoon, at EUROPARC General Assembly 2017. For his second mandate as President, Ignace assured that sustainability and expansion of the network will be the main focus of the Federation. “The...

FEDENATUR officially integrates the EUROPARC Federation

The members of FEDENATUR – the European Association of Periurban Parks, approved this afternoon during their general assembly its integration into the EUROPARC Federation.  “Today, FEDENATUR dissolves. Today, thanks to your and our joint effort, FEDENATUR is born again within...

A tap on the sea can save the world

Last week it was decided to build the largest renewable energy-run desalination plant designed for drinking water and irrigation. The new installation will be located in Agadir, Morocco. The conversion of seawater into worldwide drinking water by desalination – and put a tap on the seas - is probably the best climate adaptation measure ever. The idea of installing a tap on the seas is a multi-win solution: it tackles climate change, climate migration, … it brings back healthy ecosystems and peace!

How can Protected Areas contribute to the EU Action Plan for Nature, People and the Economy?

Earlier this year, the EU Commission launched a new Action Plan to improve the practical implementation of the Habitats and Birds Directives. Despite the positive evaluation of the EU Nature Directives, biodiversity and ecosystem services loss is still happening at a...

President and Council Elections 2017

EUROPARC members will be voting this year for EUROPARC President and Council. Elections will take place at EUROPARC General Assembly, on the 6th September in Portugal, Sao Pedro do Sul. All information about the General Assembly and Annual Conference can...

Adaptation to climate change in protected areas

At EUROPARC Conference 2017, we will have a dedicated workshop to discuss how can Parks incorporate measures for climate change adaption and mitigation in their management plans, with practical case studies from a regional and park level.


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Get the recognition you deserve! Apply for the Natura 2000 Awards!

The European Comission opened applications for the 2016 edition of Natura 2000 Awards. For the third year, all Natura 2000 sites are asked to participate and highlight their work developed under 5 different categories: Communication, Conservation, Cross-Border Cooperation and Networking,...

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.



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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