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

Ten Reasons Why We Need a New Nature Movement

By Richard Louv [caption id="attachment_13148" align="aligncenter" width="164"] Richard Louv[/caption] Richard Louv is a bestselling author who sparked an international debate and movement to reconnect kids and nature, through his book Last Child in the Woods. He coined the term nature-deficit disorder which...

Secure your place at the Siggen Seminar 2019!

Youth involvement in Protected Areas  Siggen Seminar 2019 18th - 21st March, Gut Siggen, Germany Are you looking for ideas and solutions to better engage young people within your park? Do you have case studies and good practices you would like...

2019 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards finalists are here!

The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) announced 15 finalists for its 2019 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards!   They are organised into several categories: Climate Action, Investing in People, Destination Stewardship, Social Impact, Changemakers (the Changemakers Award will put a...

Greece hosts the XI Charter Network Meeting! "Exploring a Sustainable (tourism) Response"

Every two years, the EUROPARC network of Sustainable Destinations applying the European Charter for Sustainable Tourism in Protected Areas methodology comes together to exchange experience and best practice. With visitor pressure increasing in many European Protected Areas, we need to look at...

Natura 2000 Management inside protected areas – the case of Collserola Nature Park

Today we want to tackle a common challenge for many protected areas in Europe: the management of Natura 2000 sites located within their boundaries. Natura 2000 network was built, during the last 25 years, over the foundations of the Habitats and...

A new National Park is born in Estonia – Alutaguse!

By the end of 2018, the Estonian Government announced the creation of a new National Park! Take a moment to get to know Alutaguse National Park, the 6th National Park of Estonia! Find out some of its history and unique...

12 events for Protected Area professionals in 2019 (that you cannot miss!)

The year of change, learning and coming together Although 2019 is only just starting, it is already full of interesting workshops and networking events that will cover many burning topics and push you to change your mindset as well as...

#HabitatHeroes Pioneers

Meet the Coast Care Young Rangers, Northumberland AONB The Northumberland coast in the Northeast of England offers very diverse and important habitats for thousands of plants and animals. One of the reasons it has been designated as an 'Area of...

Implementing the EUROPARC Youth Manifesto across Europe

The seeds were sown - Initiatives are growing Enthusiasm about the EUROPARC Youth Manifesto remains unbroken. The young ambassadors calling for change in Rural Communities and Protected Areas keep receiving invitations to present the Manifesto at conferences, to share it in...

"Let’s protect our million stars hotel we call Home" - A Christmas Message

A Christmas Message by EUROPARC Santa, Ignace Schops... And how (a brighter) future depends on us. Let’s protect our million stars hotel we call Home.


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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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