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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!
Free, Simple, and Safe - let the nature heal you! Health and PAs
“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul alike.” says John Muir, one of the earliest advocates of natural areas for reasons of health.
Here at EUROPARC we share his view and believe that by protecting our nature, we seek to conserve the wellbeing of people, as our utmost goal is to have a better future, a better place to live in for us and for the generations to come. As well as being totally dependent on nature for material needs (food, water, shelter), humans also need nature for psychological, emotional and spiritual needs. In order to better understand the linkages between health and wellbeing , access and exposure to nature, EUROPARC’s Health and Protected Areas working group has taken the first steps in building the evidence base. Thus, thanks to a sustained and continuous work, a new set of case studies has been compiled in order to demonstrate the public health benefits that Protected Areas provide.
- Encouraging the Use of the Outdoors
- Following the Healing Bonanza
- Health Benefits experiences by visitors to Pas
- Fitness, Nature and Well-being
- A Path Accessible to all
- Active Senior Tourism
- Promoting Green Health in Scotland
- Walkability Project
- Wandering in the Woods
Check out our new web page and discover the amazing work that parks make to human health and well-being. First tranche of case studies includes inspirational examples of projects and programmes in countries such as Latvia, Finland, France, Germany, Spain and UK.
- European Day of Parks 2014 campaign - Parks for Nature. Parks for well-being. Parks for peace - chooses its winner with an overwhelming number of votes!
- EUROPARC's new 6-year strategy on its way to completion
- EUROPARC's new 6-year strategy - draft document - is now available for commenting!
- Kick-off meeting in Brasov and second Training of Trainer session
- The 13th International Junior Ranger Camp starts this weekend!
Monitoring and Management of Visitors in Recreatio...20th August 2014
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Environmental English Course in Scotland, United K...8th September 2014
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8th European Organic Congress - Implementing innov...10th September 2014
Rural Development Programmes – European Innovation Partnership – Organic Regulation Revi ...