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 41 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

[6th March] Webinar: Communicating with purpose

EUROPARC webinars are a cost-effective way of learning with your peers, get inspiration and ideas to improve the management of your protected area. We invite you to join us in our next EUROPARC webinar about communication! Communication is at the...

Communications training & a porpoise safari in the Kullaberg Nature Reserve

article written by Kullaberg Nature Reserve In June we will host a practical workshop on communication for efficient management of Natura 2000 at Kullaberg Nature Reserve, Skåne. We are very excited to be able to show our nature reserve to...

What are the Competencies for effective management of Natura 2000 sites?

Natura 2000 site managers come from a very wide range of domains and have quite different backgrounds. Some of them are protected area managers, others are forest landowners, with many other occupations in-between. What they all have in common are...

”People for Nature” – ProPark honours people’s contribution to nature conservation

What does it mean to be a park ranger? How could forest management support conservation? Can we rely on nature to restore our health? What does experiential education for nature mean? What is the role of a park biologist? These are...

Coming soon: a smartphone APP for Natura 20000 managers!

The LIFE Preparatory project, LIFE e-Natura 2000, is creating a new Smartphone App to enable Natura 2000 site managers and private landowners to connect with each other. The App will enable users to discuss issues (and sometimes difficulties) that...

“Natura 2000 in practice” Spring School

“Natura 2000 in practice” Spring School   The Spring School will take place between 6 and 10 April in Italy. It aims to disseminate in-depth knowledge on innovative aspects related to the management of Natura 2000 sites and develop technical...

Ocean Action! Conference in Brussels

Last February 5th, Ocean Action! brought together policy-makers, scientists, activists and artists from all over the world. Together, they called the EU for action on its commitment to protect and restore our seas and ocean and the cost of inaction...

Junior Ranger Camp 2020: save the date!

Norway, 5-11 July 2020 The Junior Ranger Camp 2020 will be hosted by the Norwegian Nature Parks Association in the Finnskogen Nature & Culture Park from the 5th to the 11th July. Registrations will open very soon: stay tuned!

Night vision: a webinar about Dark Sky Parks

Join the next EUROPARC webinar about Dark Sky Parks. Every month, we dedicate a webinar to a special topic for Protected Area professionals. Read more about it here. 80% of the world population lives under light-polluted skies (99% when it...

The role of Protected Areas in the EU 2030 Biodiversity Strategy

Following the European Commission's public consultation for inputs on the future EU 2030 European Biodiversity Strategy´s objectives and measures, the EUROPARC Federation has contributed, underlining the importance and the role of Natura 2000 network and all National and Regional Parks and Reserves as key actors of the implementation on the field of the EU policies for nature protection and sustainable development.


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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