The largest Network of European Protected Areas

We are the EUROPARC Federation and we represent hundreds of responsible authorities and thousands of Protected Areas in 38 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!

We are really proud that EUROPARC is recognised around the world as a professional network of European Protected Areas providing a forum to share professional experience, collaborate on technical projects and progress common aims.

It’s great working with interesting people who look after special places and we’d be delighted to welcome you to be a part of it! Hopefully you’ll find out more as you navigate through the website, or check us out on facebook, twitter and LinkedInWe especially look forward to welcoming you in person at any one of our events or at our annual Conference.

The very latest from EUROPARC Federation

Wetland Conservation and Governance - The case of Mar Menor

Article issued by Carmen Martínez, one of the winners of the Alfred Toepfer Natural Heritage Scholarship in 2017.  Carmen works for ANSE, a regional ONG aimed at Nature Conservation for more than 10 years working in the region of Murcia,...

"Mercantour and Alpi Marittime, the scenarios of A Sustainable Journey"

Mercantour and Alpi Maritimme – the scenarios of “A Sustainable Journey”. It is well known that protected areas host some of the most stunning landscapes and natural values on earth because often these values are the cornerstones for its designation....

EU Elections & Climate change: a call for Action in Brussels

article issued by Enzo Lavarra, EUROPARC Council Member and former Member of the European Parliament Scientists from all over the world have been warning global political global decision-makers for decades about the risks of a general collapse of the "Earth...

The state of Protected Areas in Spain - Yearbook 2018 by EUROPARC Spain

To celebrate the World Environment Day, EUROPARC Spain launched the 2018 Yearbook of the state of Protected Areas in Spain. Following EUROPARC's Spain commitment of "having a living observatory of protected areas in the Spanish State", in 1999 they implemented...

Next Webinar: Connecting People & Nature - can technology bring us closer?

Connecting People & Nature Nature conservation is not only a subject made of facts and scientific data. In a continent densely populated, with the largest population growth taking place in urbanised environments, we need to reconnect people with the natural...

MANAGEMENT OF CONSERVATION AREAS - international master program

Together with the Carinthian University of Applied Sciences,  E.C.O. Institut für Ökologie offers the international master program Management of Conservation Areas. The comprehensive academic education is unique in Europe. It allows career growth in protected areas (nature parks, national parks,...

ERASMUS+ Sustainable Tourism: Training for Tomorrow Research

EUROPARC Federation invites all its members, Charter Parks and stakeholders associated directly or indirectly with the territory of a natural protected area (natural park, national park, nature reserve, Natura 2000 or other), and involved in any way in the planning...

Recommendations for the post-2020 Biodiversity Strategy

In light of the evaluation process of the EU 2020 Biodiversity Strategy and the discussions on the post-2020 EU Biodiversity Strategy, the European Habitats Forum (EHF), which EUROPARC is a member of, assessed the current EU Biodiversity Strategy and defined...

European Day of Parks - 10 events for the final countdown

The European Day of Parks is now just hours away! However, the celebration of #OurNationalTreasures has already begun and will continue even after the 24th of May. We are bringing you 10 events you can plan on attending all over...

European Natura 2000 Awards - Applications are open!

The European Natura 2000 Award aims to raise awareness about the benefits of Natura 2000 and the importance of biodiversity at EU, Member State and local level. It provides an excellent opportunity to promote your work, network and exchange experiences with...


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EUROPARC Youth Manifesto!

[caption id="attachment_12465" align="alignnone" width="809"] EUROPARC Youth Manifesto - 1st Workshop May 2018 in Cairngorms National Park (Glenmore Lodge Aviemore, Scotland)[/caption] A Call for Change in Rural Communities and Protected Areas The EUROPARC Youth Manifesto is a source of ideas and inspiration...

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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