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EUROPARC Federation currently represents 365 members. These include protected areas, governmental departments, NGO's and businesses in 36 countries, who themselves manage the green jewels of Europe's land, sea, mountains, forests, rivers and cultural heritage. Nature knows no boundaries and we therefore facilitate international co-operation in all aspects of protected area management to further and improve and conserve our shared natural inheritance. We endeavour to exchange expertise, experience and best practise as well as to collaborate with others to ensure the value and meaning of protected areas is at the heart of Europe.
If you want to find out more about who we are or what we do please follow these links or use the menu at the top of the page to navigate through the EUROPARC network and its work. Within the site you will also find interesting information about whats on and new within the Federation and Brussels and downloadable copies of some of our publications in our library.
Follow this link for address of the Regensburg office, the Brussels office and staff contact details.
What innovative techniques are Protected Areas using to deliver important conservation messages?
EUROPARC Federation in cooperation with the Alfred Toepfer Stiftung F.V.S. each year awards the Alfred Toepfer Natural Heritage Scholarships to young promising conservationists with practical experience in the field of conservation and in the work of protected areas.
The 3000€ Scholarship awarded last year to Maris Tamm (Noor) from Estonia enabled her to go abroad and learn from the European-wide EUROPARC network.
Her study trip to Georgia (Javakheti National Parkand Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park) and Austria (Neusiedler See-Seewinkel National Park and Gesäuse National Park) focused on discovering the best ways to communicate the importance of a protected area to landowners and other stakeholders connected to the site.
How to deliver important conservation messages and involve more people into PA planning and management? What are the benefits for locals? These are just some of the questions Maris endeavored to answer in her research paper.
Here at the The Europarc Federation, we are very pleased and honored to see that young and ambitious conservationists focus their energy and attention on protected areas management.
Her report is now available here.
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