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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.

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The very latest from EUROPARC Federation

Changing attitudes vs engaging partners: experiences from Dune Costiere Park

Changing attitudes towards the territory is one of the hardest tasks for a Park administration... How to develop a sense of shared responsibility? The Dune Costiere Nature Regional Park is currently working with over 40 partners, since the implementation of Charter Part...

Invasive Alien Species: EU launches updated list

The EU Environment has just launched a new brochure about Invasive Alien Species, explaining the origin, spread, impacts & measures for the 49 listed species. Invasive alien species can easily spread across borders. This is why the EU has adopted...

CAP Consultation: results presented in Brussels

  The Future of the CAP (Common Agricultural Policy) was the main topic of discussion on 7th July, in the European Commission. At the "CAP have your say", the results of the 3-months public consultation to the CAP were introduced...

Save the Date: 10th Charter Network Meeting

The Charter network meeting is the gathering of Sustainable Destinations awarded with the European Charter for Sustainable Tourism in Protected Areas and is organised every 2 years.  Federparchi - EUROPARC Italy and the Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga National...

Mountain forest management in Natura 2000 sites: networking seminar - Save the date!

Save the date: EUROPARC, in cooperation with Šumava National Park (CZ), and with the support of EUROPARC Central Eastern Europe Section, is organising a Networking Seminar to address issues related to the management of Mountain Forest Habitats in the Continental Region

"Living Together": Save the date for EUROPARC Large Carnivores networking event

SAVE THE DATE: EUROPARC is organising from the 12th to the 14th of October 2017 a workshop on Coexistence between people and large carnivores in partnership with the Prealpi Giulie Natural Park (IT).

Why should we become a Sustainable Destination? The answers from Kullaberg Nature Reserve

The Kullaberg Nature Reserve is the first Swedish Park applying to become a Sustainable Destination. If their evaluation is successful, they will be awarded in December 2017 at the EU Parliament. We wanted to know what drives a Protected Area to apply the Charter methodology, so we have asked Jimena Castillo, Environmental Projects Coordinator and responsible for the charter implementation in the Park, some interesting questions...

Webinar: Tourism Strategies in Marine Protected Areas

EUROPARC Webinar Tourism Strategies in Marine Protected Areas 18th July 2017, 14:30 CEST (Central and Eastern Europe Summer Time) REGISTER TODAY! For over 20 years, EUROPARC has been supporting Protected Areas becoming Sustainable Destinations, with the development of the European Charter...

12 years as a Sustainable Destination: the Cairngorms National Park tourism strategy

The Cairngorms National Park was first awarded in 2005 with the European Charter for Sustainable Tourism in Protected Areas. 12 years later, we've asked Heather Trench, Sustainable Tourism Officer for the Park Authority to look back at main challenges and achievements since they became a Sustainable Destination.

TransParcNet Meeting 2017 “Changing climate – changing parks”

9th TransParcNet meeting "Changing Climate, Changing Parks" was the theme of the 9th TransParcNet meeting, the annual gathering of protected area professionals involved in cross-border cooperation programmes. Representatives from Parks working within the Transboundary Parks Programme framework gathered to share experience...


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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,...

Seminar-dialogue with DG Environment

EUROPARC Members and the EU Commission gathered to review "European Policies and the role of Protected Areas"

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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