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

Healthy green paths in periurban areas: a case study from Barcelona

After many municipalities in the Province of Barcelona showed their interest to develop healthy paths, the Provincial Council started a pilot project to answer them. Beginning in four municipalities that are close to Protected Areas, the goal of the project...

The Good Principles for Outdoor Sports now in 6 languages!

On the occasion of the 2019 European Week of Sports, the EUROPARC Federation and the European Network of Outdoor Sports (ENOS) launched simultaneously the 10 Good Principles for Outdoor Sports in Protected Areas (PAs) during their respective Conferences. This is the result...

Restoring semi-natural grassland with landowners and farmers: a case study from Estonia

Alvars are a semi-natural grassland, very limited in their global distribution. One third of them are in Estonia. LIFE to Alvars cooperates with landowners and farmers in order to maintain the second richest ecosystem of the country. As a recognition...

Cairngorms Youth Action is recruiting!

The Cairngorms Youth Action Team was officially launched on Monday 7th October by Mairi Gougeon, the Minister for the Environment and Rural Affairs. The Team is now looking for people aged 14-26 years from all over Scotland, who want to...

[24th October] EUROPARC Webinar "Healthy Parks, Healthy People Europe"

EUROPARC webinars give you the opportunity to get new ideas, tools and inspiration from other Protected Area professionals. At real time. Person to person. Without leaving your office. Join us online on the 24th of October. Participation is free and...

The EUROPARC Conference goes to Austria! Save the date: 27-30 October 2020

The EUROPARC Conference is the event of the year for those working in Europe’s Protected Areas and Natura 2000 sites. In 2020, EUROPARC Conference is host by the Austrian Ministry of Sustainability and Tourism, save the date! October 27-30th in...

State of Nature 2019 Reports reveal human impacts on wildlife in the UK

The British National Biodiversity Network (NBN) published a series of documents - State of Nature 2019, highlighting links between climate change, nature and sustainability, and revealing how human impacts are driving sweeping changes in wildlife in the UK. #STATEOFNATURE Collating...

Interpret Europe: Call for Papers on Heritage Communities

‘Fostering heritage communities’ is the title of the next Interpret Europe Conference that will take place from 8 to 11 May 2020 in Haapsalu, Estonia. Interpret Europe now accepts proposals for presentations and interactive workshops! Read about previous events of...

Alfred Toepfer Medal Winner 2019

The Alfred Toepfer Medal, named after the founder of the EUROPARC Federation, Dr h.c. Alfred Toepfer (1894-1993), is awarded annually in recognition of a particular individual who has made a significant contribution to nature protection in Europe. Congratulations! Alfred Toepfer Medal winner...

Transboundary Parks Award 2019 – Binntal Veglia Devero Transboundary Nature Park

The EUROPARC’s Transboundary Parks Programme aims to promote and facilitate transboundary cooperation between European Protected Areas. Since 2003 when the Basic Standards evaluation system was launched, 23 European Protected Areas have been successfully certified as 10 Transboundary Parks. Every year during EUROPARC Conference we...


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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