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 cooperation in all aspects of Protected Area management to improve and conserve our shared natural heritage.

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 unique places and we’d be delighted to welcome you to be a part of it! Hopefully, you’ll find out more as you explore our website! You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn

We especially look forward to welcoming you in person at any one of our events or at our annual Conference.

Latest news

Apply now for EUROPARC’s Star Awards 2024!

Welcome to the EUROPARC Sustainable Tourism Partners’ Award. Tourism is one of the main economic drivers of Europe’s rural areas. EUROPARC has long recognised the need to ensure we have a thriving, living, working landscapes that support nature and people. Tourism, therefore, has to be developed and managed...

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Group of Specialists on European Diploma for Protected Areas annual meeting

What is the European Diploma for Protected Areas The European Diploma for Protected Areas is a prestigious international award granted since 1965 by the Committee of Ministers (Foreign Ministers of each Member State) of the Council of Europe. It recognises natural and semi-natural areas and landscapes of exceptional...

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The EU Parliament adopted the Nature Restoration Regulation

An historic decision from the European Parliament After a long process started in 2020 with the approval of the EU Biodiversity Strategy and the Commission's proposal for a Nature Restoration Law presented in June 2022, the EU Parliament formally adopted the trilogue agreement on the proposed new EU...

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Coming events

Webinar - Measuring EU Tourism Environmental Impacts

Webinar - Measuring EU Tourism Environmental Impacts
March 12th, 2024 - 10:00h
Online

Webinar - Measuring EU Tourism Environmental Impacts

In this webinar, hosted by EUROPARC, we will discuss environmental indicators, and discover what the current situation is. Register now!<...

European Day of Parks 2024 - Vote for Nature

European Day of Parks 2024 - Vote for Nature
May 24th, 2024 - 09:00h
Europe

European Day of Parks 2024 - Vote for Nature

Let’s #VoteForNature this European Day of Parks!

Save the NEW Date: European Charter for Sustainable Tourism Meeting!

Save the NEW Date: European Charter for Sustainable Tourism Meeting!
October 28th, 2024 - 10:00h
Westport, Ireland

Save the NEW Date: European Charter for Sustainable Tourism Meeting!

Don’t miss this event focussed on Sustainable Tourism in Protected Areas!

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