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

Marine Protected Areas & Marine N2000 Sites: from policy to (needed) responses

What is the state of the European Marine environment? Which are the legal instruments to protected marine species and habitats? And what are the challenges for Marine Natura 2000 sites and Marine Protected Areas? In the last EUROPARC Webinar, we've...

Nature and Culture in Dialogue - The outcomes of the Seminar

To present the results of the cooperation started earlier this year, EUROPARC and Interpret Europe organised on the 28th November 2018 the “Nature and Culture in Dialogue”, an event kindly hosted by DG Education and Culture in the European Commission.

Charter Award Ceremony 2018: 19 Sustainable Destinations awarded in Brussels!

  Every year, we celebrate success with the Sustainable Destinations that have started their path or renewed their commitment towards Sustainability. On the 29th November, 19 Sustainable Destinations were awarded the European Charter for Sustainable Tourism in Protected Areas, in...

Kick-off: #HabitatHeroes - EUROPARC Junior Rangers for Protected Areas and Natura 2000

EUROPARC Junior Rangers discover and learn about the many valuable species and habitats of Protected Areas all over Europe - and beyond. With their engagement they help to preserve our natural treasures and inspire their peers to grow more curious...

Webinar: Marine Natura 2000 Sites

Management challenges in Marine Natura 2000 Sites Wednesday, 5th December 2018, 10:00 CET (Central Europe Time) Register here Over the years the EU has established an increasingly robust policy framework (Habitats & Birds directives and Marine Strategy Framework Directive) to address the multiple challenges...

Siggen Seminar 2019: Registrations are open

How to involve youth in Protected Areas? How to implement the EUROPARC Youth Manifesto? Join us in March in the Siggen Seminar 2019, a 2-day seminar FREE to EUROPARC members!

Seminar-Dialogue with the European Commission 2018 - registrations are open

The voice of nature will be heard at the highest level in the European Commission: the EUROPARC Federation invites members to join the second Seminar-Dialogue, organised in close cooperation with the DG Environment (DG ENVI) and with the participation of...

Nature and Culture in Dialogue - Registrations are open

The EUROPARC Federation and Interpret Europe are hosting a special event in Brussels as a celebration of the European Year of Cultural Heritage. How does natural heritage influence cultural identity? How can interpretation support Protected Areas better-connecting people to the...

Climate change is upon us. Let us rise to the challenge, together!

EUROPARC is happy to announce the start of a new ambitious 5-year project, NaturAdapt, which will participate to produce a response to this challenge. The main objective is to support protected area management to adapt to climate change. Réserves Naturelles...

A Sustainable Journey - film on sustainable tourism

Produced by EUROPARC Federation in the framework of CEETO project, this film portrays the the story of a traveller seeking to escape the pressures of everyday life to a different kind of tourism that he believes will be good for...

EUROPARC LIVE

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

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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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EUROPARC has produced a number of publications over the years connected to past and present projects as well as regular information about the Federation including our monthly eNews, PA- InSight Journal and our Annual Report. You can access the Library and download the main publications by clicking the button below.

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