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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.
A day in a year for a difference
What are you doing for the European Day of Parks?
Fifteen years ago, an important date was introduced in our Nature World - the European Day of Parks.
To help celebrate this important day, next month, EUROPARC is encouraging all its members to mark the day with an activity and join our creative competition.
How are you connecting to Nature this May?
#EDoP is the day when we celebrate our Protected Areas, when we encourage our local communities, our schools, all Protected Area employees, businesses in the area, visitors and many other to join the day, and send a strong message out there on the importance of our Protected Areas!
How to do that? Each year, we receive news on a number of creative events from our parks. The range is quite broad, depending on the park’s situation, needs and many other factors. You can for example learn how to maintain and restore trails, understand what invasive plants are or discover new species in person. This year we are emphasizing the peace and well-being aspect of nature in our lives. To learn, understand and feel the real benefits of nature on us as human beings, is not hard, it does take us to step back and allow us to actually spend some time in these unique environments.
May is a great time to explore and preserve our nature’s jewels. Join the European Day of Parks in your nearest Protected Area and get back to nature by giving back to nature. We’d love to have you join one of our member park events or even organise one.
We hope you will get outside and connect with nature! The time you take to appreciate, enjoy and preserve our Mother Earth's natural beauty is its own reward.
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