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 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

Save the Amazon! Save the world. Save Ourselves. Save our Species. S.O.S.

The world is on fire! A message from Ignace Schops to the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and to all the world leaders. A message to prioritize the topic of the burning Amazon at the UN Climate Action Summit to be held September 23 in New York.

MAB Youth Forum in Germany: Last call!

  Why a Youth forum? Nowadays, ways of involving the Youth in programmes and projects related to nature conservation and empowering them is becoming a big concern. Last year, the EUROPARC Youth Manifesto was crafted and then officially launched by...

Improving water quality with plant-living barriers: a case study from Lithuania

Improving water quality with plant-living barriers: The Curonian Spit National Park (Kuršių nerija Nacionalinis Parkas in Lithuanian) was established to protect one of the most unique landscapes in the coast of the Baltic Sea... This is how they have used...

We welcome our new members from Spain and Romania!

Bienvenidos / Benvinguts, València City Council! València is the third-largest metropolitan area of Spain and the busiest container port of the Mediterranean Sea. But far away from the crowd, in the south of the city, València holds and manages one...

Klaus Toepfer Fellowship Programme: Open call for Central and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia

The Klaus Toepfer Fellowship Programme is implemented by the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN):  the central scientific authority of the German federal government for both national and international nature conservation. It is an integrated approach to the development of...

Celebrating 70 years since the creation of UK National Parks' Principles

The Northumberland National Park is running a temporary exhibition until October 2019, to celebrate the creation of the UK National Parks' Principles, 70 years ago. "Yours since 1949": the UK National Parks' Principles In 1949, the UK's Government passed an...

Restoring peatlands: the most efficient terrestrial carbon-sink in the world

The Moors for the Future Partnership is working to restore degraded peatlands since 2003 in the Peak District National Park and South Pennines. Natural England gave a boost of nearly £2 million to the partnership with the attribution of the Water...

European Parks Academy 2019: a special participation of EUROPARC

Hosted by the ECO Institute for Ecology, the European Parks Academy is a prestigious "summer school" focused on Protected area management, and takes place annually in July, at the Lakeside Campus in Klagenfurt. EUROPARC has a long-established collaboration with ECO,...

Save the Date: Seminar-Dialogue 2019

Every year, EUROPARC invites members to showcase their achievements in the European Commission in the Seminar-Dialogue, an event jointly organised with DG Environment. By bringing together our members and representatives of several DGs, we will analyse existing European policies and showcase the challenges and successes of their implementation in the field, by protected areas and Natura 2000 sites.

We stand with the World's Rangers - World Ranger Day 2019

Join the celebration of the World Ranger Day 2019, an action promoted by the International Ranger Federation and Thin Green Line foundation. Stand with the Rangers! Rangers are the first line in Protected Areas devoted to safeguarding our Parks and...


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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