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

Consultations for a new EUROPARC Federation Strategy

Moving forward - consultations for a new EUROPARC Federation Strategy Our strategy is the mechanism through which we implement our mission and vision, ensuring the work of the Federation is valuable to our members. It provides a framework of what...

Protected Areas are essential for new EU Strategies

In the framework of the EU Green Deal, on the 20th of May, the European Commission proposed two key policy documents for the future of Europe : the Biodiversity Strategy 2030 and the Farm to Fork Strategy. EUROPARC Federation has...

This is not a chicken! - A Call out for nature and human rights

"This is Not a Chicken!"  is a movement created by Artist Koen Vanmechelen, ecologist and EUROPARC President Ignace Schops, and human rights expert Manfred Nowak. The mouth mask campaign "This is not a chicken" By protecting others, we defend ourselves!  ...

[webinar] What can Natura 2000 teach us?

Join our next Webinar, "What can Natura 2000 teach us?", we will look at practical case studies on how to link Scientific research and Natura 2000 management in practice.

European Day of Parks 2020: #ParksForHealth

Parks and Protected Areas across Europe have reinvented themselves to celebrate the European Day of Parks with you - with all of those who couldn’t enjoy their Park, and with all others who were lucky to. This was our message, as the collective voice of Europe´s Protected Areas, for nature and for people.

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.

LIFE - Building capacity through innovative training tools

Learn more about this project that supports e-learning and capacity building for Natura 2000 Managers


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