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 40 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

Call for applications: Climate Change Task Force

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS IS NOW OPEN Would you like to get involved? By joining this participatory expert group, you will contribute actively to innovating in the field of protected area management, meet other experienced conservation professionals from across Europe and...

Making an IMPACT: a workshop you can't miss @ the EU Week of Regions & Cities 2019

Workshop "Making an Impact: Putting protected areas at the heart of EU policies for the sustainable development of regions and cities" Protected Areas were established to protect and preserve biodiversity and the ecosystem services they provide us, however, that doesn't...

"Undisturbed": UK runs campaign to "educate" wildlife photographers and drone operators

The UK National Wildlife Crime Unit is running a social media campaign targetting wildlife photographers and drone operators... to leave wildlife "undisturbed". This is the story of their campaign, published in the "Countryside Jobs Service". Leave wildlife #undisturbed Due to...

The roots of the future: linking environmental education & health for kids in Italy

Article issued by Maurilio Cipparone. IUCN CEC & WCPA member, involved in nature conservation and parks for 50 years, in three continents. Now leading “NèB”, an Italian pilot project for children’s well-being in nature." A “special” nature park dedicated to...

"Sharing know-how", a manual on international cooperation by EUROPARC Germany

EUROPARC Germany launched a new manual about international cooperation: "Sharing Know-how" - the Manual is not only the output of a 3-years project funded by the German Government - it is an insight on several good practices that are being...

Italian Julian Alps: the new UNESCO Man and Biosphere Reserve

The Italian Julian Alps MaB was announced recently in Paris as one of the newest UNESCO's Man and Biosphere Reserve (MaB) established in Italy. Congratulations! Here is all you have to know about this new Man and Biosphere Reserve... who...

The beginning of something new: the EUROPARC Youth Manifesto

A Call for Change in Rural Communities and Protected Areas   By Steffi Burger   During 2018, the EUROPARC network could feel something was moving: a Youth Manifesto was in the making. Young people were making themselves more and more...

Cairngorms Youth Steering Group: actions following the launch of the EUROPARC Youth Manifesto

After months of hard work and travelling, the EUROPARC Youth Manifesto was launched at the EUROPARC Conference in the Cairngorms National Park on Friday 21st September 2018. The call to action was put out by the young people who brought...

We need urgently UN Green Helmets to save our planet!

"Where the UN Blue Helmets keep the peace, the UN Green Helmets can protect and activate the stability of our ecosystems and combat dangerous climate change." Read the article issued by Ignace Schops, EUROPARC President

The management of Protected Areas must adapt to climate change! - The NaturAdapt Project

The management of natural areas must now be adapted to the challenges of climate change in Europe. Réserves Naturelles de France, EUROPARC and eight other partners have come together in the LIFE Climate project to transform this challenge into an...


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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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