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 41 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

Challenges for the new EU Forest Strategy

The European Commission will prepare a proposal for the new EU forest strategy with the objective to propose a coherent policy framework on European Forests. For the moment, the European Parliament and Committee of Regions have already started to debate...

It’s the lack of nature, stupid!

The current exceptional situation reveals the flaws in our system and will call into question the standards of our society. What if nature is the solution? The president of the EUROPARC Federation, Ignace Schops, reminds us of the essential importance...

Webinar: engaging stakeholders for marine conservation

Wednesday, 25th March 2020 11:00 CET participation is free but registration is needed. Register here. How to create public consensus for the management of our natural resources? Understanding your audiences, and effectively communicating is a fundamental competency for any Protected Area...

A new virus called solidarity 2.0.

At this difficult time both in our European society and on the global stage, President Ignace Schops reminds us of the principles that also went into the creation of EUROPARC. We may be physically "isolated" right now, but remain "metaphysically"...

The Bavarian Forest National Park organises an international Youth+ Camp

From 11th to 16th May 2020, an international Youth+ Camp will take place in the Bavarian Forest National Park. Junior Rangers from all over Europe are invited to join the event, organised in cooperation with the European Ranger Federation. Participants...

European Commission launches global coalition for biodiversity

On the occasion of the World Wildlife Day (3 March 2020), the European Commission launched a new global coalition for biodiversity conservation in Monaco. The Commission is calling on all world national parks, aquariums, botanic gardens, zoos, science and natural...

International Junior Ranger Camp 2020: Registrations are open!

Life in the Taiga: Junior Rangers meet the Northern Forest 5-11 July 2020 Norway, Finnskogen Nature & Culture Park The 2020 JR camp will take place in Norway from the 5th to the 11 of July. It will be hosted...

#EUPollinators: halting the loss of pollinators

“Pollinator species are essential. Their dramatic decrease has been the result of land use and climate change, among other. It is of great importance that all policies concerning agriculture and forestry are coordinated.” Roby Biwer, Member of the European Committee...

TransParcNet Meeting 2020: Parks & Cultural heritage across borders

Every year, the TransParcNet meeting brings together protected area professionals working with their neighbouring parks, to protect their shared heritage. This year, special focus will be given to cultural heritage! REGISTRATION IS NOW OPENED  for the 12th TransParcNet Meeting that...

[6th March] Webinar: Communicating with purpose

EUROPARC webinars are a cost-effective way of learning with your peers, get inspiration and ideas to improve the management of your protected area. We invite you to join us in our next EUROPARC webinar about communication! Communication is at the...


What if you could learn about a new topic in a 3 minutes film? That's what EUROPARC LIVE is all about!

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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