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We are the EUROPARC Federation and we represent hundreds of responsible authorities and thousands of Protected Areas in 36 countries. We often say in EUROPARC that nature knows no boundaries and we therefore facilitate international co-operation in all aspects of Protected Area management to improve and conserve our shared natural inheritance. Someone out there has the answer to your question, a solution to your problem, an idea you can use. So connect to the network!

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The very latest from EUROPARC Federation

Culture knows no borders

On the 26 June the European Parliament, in cooperation with the Culture and Education Committee organised a High-level conference entitled “Cultural Heritage in Europe: linking past and future”.

Manual: Adaptation to climate change in protected areas

To support Protected Areas technicians and decision makers to better incorporate actions for climate change mitigation in their management plans, EUROPARC Spain launched a practical manual in 2017, and the second and revised version has just been published.

Announcement: YOUTH+ decided for their EUROPARC Youth Representative 2018-2020

During the last week the young people active in the EUROPARC Youth+ programme stated their opinion in a mail consultation process. Now it is official: Congratulations to Laura Peters – the old and new EUROPARC Youth Representative! [caption id="attachment_12302" align="alignright"...

Elections for a EUROPARC Youth Representative 2018 - Applications closed!

____________________________________________________________________________ EUROPARC believes that the young people active in parks across Europe are not only the potential future managers of our Protected Areas. They are also their valuable advisors, ambassadors and innovators, whose voices need to be heard. As future...

The outcomes of the TransParcNet Meeting 2018 in Podyjí (CZ) and Thayatal (AT)

From 5th to 8th June, 70 participants from 14 countries attended the TransParcNet meeting 2018,organised and hosted by Podyjí National Park (Czech Republic) and Thayatal National Park (Austria), supported by Interreg Austria - Czech Republic. Download the presentations and check the photo album!

The use of Drones for nature conservation

Over the past years, there has been an intense development of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (or Drones). While in some aspects they can be seen as a potential threat (in terms of sound pollution, potential collision with fauna, and source of disturbance)...

A EUROPARC Youth Manifesto

Youth taking the Lead for Nature - Shaping Protected Areas & Rural Communities! This May, youth from across seven countries gathered in Cairngorms National Park to kick-off the process of writing up a “EUROPARC Youth Manifesto” The final Youth Manifesto...

“Green cities do better” - EUROPARC at EU Green Week 2018

Last week was a special week for all Protected Areas in Europe. Starting with the celebration of the Natura 2000 Day that matched the opening of the EU Green Week 2018, the Natura 2000 Awards Ceremony, and closing with the celebration...

EU Large Carnivore Platform Meeting: Comparing good practice across the EU

The fifth annual meeting of the EU Platform on Coexistence between People and Large Carnivores took place yesterday in Brussels. The Platform brings together representatives from landowning, herding, hunting, research and conservation organisations to “promote ways and means to minimize...

Participatory planning of sustainable tourism in Protected Areas

The Interreg CEETO project (Central Europe Eco-Tourism) entered the implementation phase with the workshop on participatory planning of sustainable tourism in Protected Areas and its work at local on the 8 pilot areas.  The meeting will take place in Austria,...

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CEETO - Central Europe Ecotourism: tools for nature protection

Discover the work of EUROPARC inside this ambitious project that aims to improve tourism management in several regions of Europe.

IMPACT - Innovative Models for Protected Areas: exChange and Transfer.

Learn more about this project that aims to integrate socio-economic development and biodiversity conservation in protected areas.

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EUROPARC Library

EUROPARC has produced a number of publications over the years connected to past and present projects as well as regular information about the Federation including our monthly eNews, PA- InSight Journal and our Annual Report. You can access the Library and download the main publications by clicking the button below.

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