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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.
Don't miss the biggest event of the year!
EUROPARC Research Workshop - Living Landscapes: Practice partnerships in Europe's protected areas
This month, the EUROPARC Federation will be hosting a 2 day research workshop in the beautiful surrounding of Siggen (north of Germany). With the assistance from the Macaulay Trust (UK) and Alfred Toepfer Stiftung (D), the event aims to link scientific research and management practice, bringing together research institutes and managers of N2000 sites and other protected areas.
The workshop will give us the opportunity to examine which sectors require further research and scientific investigation, how protected areas and research can collaborate better and to explore what platform and communications are necessary to ensure research needs are met and protected area needs on climate change are addressed.
EUROPARC gathered a multi-disciplinary panel with researchers from environmental and social sciences in order to address climate change and its immediate and derived effects on protected areas. Thus, we seek to contribute in closing the gap between current research activities and needs from protected area managers on valid results, and support PAs managers to best face the challenges of climate change and prevent biodiversity loss.
As a result, a report will be produced and new guidelines for collaboration between protected areas and academia on the topic of climate change will be published and made available for all our members.
Furthermore, we invite EUROPARC members to discuss and share how parks and research can work better for a mutual benefit at this year’s EUROPARC Conference, in Killarney, Ireland during our workshop session "The Value of Research". The outcomes of the workshop will be presented giving the participants the opportunity to gain new knowledge and techniques on how to manage effectively the parks and N2000 sites.
We are looking forward to meeting you in Ireland!
You can register for the conference and workshops here.
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