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EUROPARC Federation currently represents some 400 members. These include protected areas, governmental departments, NGO's and businesses in 35 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.
Our latest edition of the "Protected Areas In-Sight" Journal has just been published!
EUROPARC proudly presents the 5th edition of the “Protected Areas In-Sight” journal!
This edition of our Journal is celebrating a very special year, EUROPARC’s 40th birthday.
From the first page, you will find inspiring words from our members and partner organisations, looking to our history to plan for our future.
Each of the articles reveals a different topic or success story that might inspire you. Peter Ogden indicates the importance of better management of Protected Areas (PAs) today, to meet the future challenges, Julia Marton-Lefèvre highlights the great role of Protected Areas as natural solutions to global changes and Stefan Leiner suggests that for the effective protection of our natural heritage the EU 2020 objectives in the Biodiversity have to be met. All of the authors have considered a certain aspect of managing Protected Areas and through their examples and offer encouraging solutions.
Often in EUROPARC the answer to your challenge is found elsewhere in the network, so, we hope there is something that will bring a practical idea or management approach that will support the work of your Protected Area, saving time, effort and money!
We wish you a pleasant journey through this edition, hoping all of you find something interesting, something new, something inspiring that reminds you of the real value of working with and for nature both now and in the next 40 years!
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