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

The busy autumn of Kullaberg Junior Rangers

This autumn has kept the Kullaberg Junior Rangers busy. Their programme included a lot of work in their own nature reserve, but also visits to other Nature Parks.  Hunting and bird ringing in Denmark Working in the Kullaberg nature reserve,...

New & updated edition of the IUCN Guidelines for Marine Protected Areas

IUCN  (International Union for Conservation of Nature) and WCPA (World Commission on Protected Areas) recently published a new and updated edition of the Guidelines for applying the IUCN protected area management categories to Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). Make sure you...

Reaching out for a sustainable future: the EU Green Deal

Article issued by Ignace Schops, EUROPARC President A New Green Deal for Europe Reaching out for a sustainable future. Yesterday, the  EU-president Ursula von der Leyen and EU vice-president Frans Timmermans presented the EU New Green Deal in the EU...

Watch the award-winning films of the Mobile Film Festival

The 15th Mobile Film Festival (MFF) closed its ACT NOW edition in partnership with YouTube Creators for Change and United Nations Climate Change (UNFCCC). The award ceremony took place on the 3rd December and the jury awarded 8 films coming from Europe, Asia, Africa and America....

A training needs analysis for Sustainable Tourism in Protected Areas: report available

Within the Erasmus+ project ‘Sustainable Tourism: Training for Tomorrow’ the consortium consisting of 6 partners, has identified the key training needs of professionals working on sustainable tourism in protected areas (PAs). To this end, a literature review, mapping of relevant...

Financing the Natura 2000 management: challenges & solutions

During the Conference 2019 in Latvia, EUROPARC held a number of workshops to discuss diverse topics relevant for Protected Areas management. In case you have not attended, or want to read about their outcomes, a series of online articles summarises their...

The Star Awards winners need your votes!

The EUROPARC Star Awards aims to champion the effort and investments made by tourism businesses working with our Sustainable Destinations across Europe. An online public voting is now running, to select one winner out of the five awarded, who will be...

For 30 years now is certain, never again an Iron Curtain

The Inter-Nationalpark Thayatal-Podyjí celebrated 30 years fall of the Iron Curtain by a series of transboundary events and were selected as the hosting location for the foreign ministers meeting of the Republic of Austria and the Czech Republic in 2019....

Climate change adaptation for Protected Area managers - discussing solutions

During the Conference 2019 in Latvia, EUROPARC held a number of workshops to discuss diverse topics relevant for Protected Areas management. In case you have not attended, or want to read about their outcomes, a series of online articles summarises their...

16 Sustainable Destinations awarded in Brussels

On the 2nd of December, the EUROPARC Federation, the European network of Protected Areas, announced the sixteen Sustainable Destinations of 2019, in a special event hosted by the European Committee of the Regions, in Brussels. Four new Sustainable Destinations were...


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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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