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

European Day of Parks - 10 events for the final countdown

The European Day of Parks is now just hours away! However, the celebration of #OurNationalTreasures has already begun and will continue even after the 24th of May. We are bringing you 10 events you can plan on attending all over...

European Day of Parks - celebrate #OurNaturalTreasures

The European day of Parks is now just a couple of days away. However, the celebration is beginning before the 24th of May and it lasts much longer than that too, as it should. We are all proud of #OurNaturalTreasures...

European Day of Parks - the journey continues

As the European Day of Parks gets closer, the list of events celebrating #OurNaturalTreasures grows more and more! This time we are taking you to Lithuania, France, Hungary, Italy, Poland, and Spain. We hope that amongst these wonderful events you...

European Day of Parks - Get inspired, get involved, celebrate Our Natural Treasures!

European Day of Parks is just around the corner! So buckle up and let us take you on a journey across Europe for the best events organised in order to celebrate Our Natural Treasures - the main theme of this...

Combating against invasive alien species in Central - and Eastern-Europe

Article issued by Csaba Bereczki Every year, the Alfred Toepfer Natural Heritage Scholarship supports the work of young conservationist in protected areas across Europe. Csaba was one of the winners of the Scholarship in 2017.  Invasive alien species are among the biggest threats...

Opportunity for young people from all over Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Luxembourg - MAB JUGENDFORUM 2019

You are young, live, work or engage in a biosphere reserve and want to make a difference? You want to know more about sustainable life and business? You would like to meet like-minded people from all over Germany, Austria, Switzerland...

Become a part of Junior Ranger stories and experiences: "Wintercamp in Bavarian Forest"

Wintercamp in Bavarian Forest Junior Rangers from Denmark, Cairngorms National Park, and National Park Bavarian forest met up in Bavaria in the beginning of March. The National park had invited Junior Rangers from Denmark and Scotland to participate in a...

The (needed) competencies for effective Natura 2000 Management

What are the core competence needs of Natura 2000 and Protected Area managers? How can we build practical capacities and know-how through innovative methods? Within the LIFE project, EUROPARC and its partners will deliver 3 blended-learning opportunities for Natura 2000 & Protected Area Managers in 2020. The first building block of the project has just been launched: an analysis of the competencies needed for the effective management of Natura 2000. The learning opportunities will open at the end of 2019... Stay tuned!

2 job opportunities in EUROPARC Federation: Financial Manager and Office Administrator

EUROPARC Federation is opening up two job positions: Financial Manager and Office Administrator. Become a part of the largest network of European Protected Areas

The Unbearable Lightness of Being (and the alarming results of the IPBES global biodiversity assessment)

Article issued by Ignace Schops, President of EUROPARC Federation The Unbearable Lightness of Being The Intergovernmental Panel on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services – IPBES -  is very clear: we are destroying what keeps us alive. In the recently launched Global...


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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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