The European Day of Parks is upon us once again!

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European Day of Parks 2015 “Nature is Our Business”

24 May, all over Europe!

Every year EUROPARC members “gather” events around May 24th to celebrate and raise the profile of the value and benefits of all our Protected Areas. By coming together around one theme, on one occasion in the year we have a stronger collective voice.

This year we show the nature we have in our care, is valuable in its own right, but needed for business too. So why not make a special natural market place, showcasing all your local products, or make a joint promotion with sustainable businesses? You can even highlight nature guiding and nature watching in your park… show that looking after nature is the “business “of the park.

We celebrate officially on the 24th May, marking the date when the first national parks in Europe were founded, but please also use the week around this date to organise your events.

What can you do for the European Day of Parks?

1) Organise an event!
Register here for the event.

2) Have access here to the logos, cards and posters we have prepared for you and that you can use for promoting the event in your Protected Area!

More info on our webpage dedicated to the European Day of Parks.

Join the European Day of Parks 2015 initiative and make this day an unforgettable event!

Registrations for the 2015 EUROPARC Junior Ranger Camp are now OPEN!

Participants International Junior Ranger Camp 2004 in Donau-Auen National Park (AU) © Donau-Auen National Park

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14th International Junior Ranger Camp 2015: in Action for Nature

Do not miss the opportunity for a week full of excursions, nature conservation activities on the field, games, workshops and experience exchanges this summer!!
EUROPARC’s annual International Junior Ranger camp will be kindly hosted by Metsähallitus in Nuuksio National Park, a real “back to nature” camp from 11th-18th July.

We are waiting for all of your numerous registrations for this very exciting experience into the wild.

DEADLINE for registration is May 8th

For more information on the camp read more here.

Agriculture and Biodiversity

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EUROPARC and Slow Food are working together to promote closer cooperation for sustainable agriculture and biodiversity among Protected Areas and local producers, and as part of our joint cooperation, we are pleased to publish the leaflet “Agriculture and Biodiversity in Protected Areas”.

The document includes some first good practice examples from within our respective networks and invites members to share their experiences towards the creation of a European network of Protected Areas actively committed to protecting high quality agriculture.

The Europarc Federation has just launched its 2014 Conference Report!

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It was a real pleasure last year to have you at our annual EUROPARC Conference in the Killarney National Park, Ireland. For those who didn‘t participate in the event or those who would like to relive this special moment, here is a summary of all the speeches, workshops, pictures and much more…

You can download the 2014 Conference Report here.