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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

EU Strategy on Plastic Waste – Paving the Way towards a Circular Economy

  On January 16th the European Commission adopted the first Europe-wide strategy on plastics which is part of the transition towards a more circular economy. The aim is to protect the earth, people and economies likewise. Meanwhile, a public consultation...

A EU Initiative for Pollinators – Your Expertise is Needed

The European Commission is running a Public Consultation on the EU initiative for pollinators (running until 5 April 2018), to collect views on the decline of pollinators. The questionnaire covers the causes and consequences of pollinator declines, potential mitigation measures and...

(in Spanish) Communications training for Protected Areas

EUROPARC Spain organises the 7th edition of the training course "Communication in Protected Areas". The training course is held in Spanish.

April 21st – Join the swarm for World Fish Migration Day 2018!

The World Fish Migration Foundation coordinates World Fish Migration Day 2018 (WFMD) – connecting Fish, Rivers and People all over the globe through a wave of local events. Each of them aiming to create awareness on the importance of open...

(The wonderful) EUROPARC new members in 2017

In 2017, EUROPARC welcomed 18 new members in the network! However, from FEDENATUR, many more are to come in the course of 2018! For now, discover the new members that joined us in 2017...

Protecting old-growth forest in Europe

Why discussing old-growth forest at all? An old-growth forest is a forest that has attained great age without significant disturbance and thereby exhibits unique ecological features. In this sense, old-growth forests serve as reference for assessing the conservation status of...

Advocating for the future of the EU LIFE Programme

The EU multi-annual financial framework (MFF) is being reviewed by the European Union for the programming period post-2020. Discussions have started, and EUROPARC, together with several NGOs, wants to ensure that adequate funding for nature conservation is kept.  The LIFE Programme...

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...


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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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