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

World Water Day 2019: Leaving no one behind

World Water Day shines a light on those people who are missing the human right to safe water and sanitation. This year, with the main theme being "Leaving no one behind" it is focusing on the goal of providing water...


Every year,  the Alfred Toepfer Natural Heritage Scholarships (ATS) supports the work of young conservationist in protected areas across Europe. Zerrin Karaarslan is one of the winners of the ATS 2017 and is a Landscape Architect working for Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs General Directorate...

Vote, vote, vote! The EUROPARC Youth Manifesto needs your vote!

Across Europe, Protected Areas and rural communities face similar challenges: They struggle to engage meaningfully with younger generations. Young people and families are the future of rural places in Europe, and yet they are increasingly moving to more urban places, that promise...

How can sheep help us preventing fire? - a case study from Collserole Nature Park

IMPACT Interreg Europe project, an interregional cooperation initiative that aims to find innovative models for developing socio-economic activities in Protected Areas and in which EUROPARC is a partner institution, has been an opportunity to explore different approaches on how protected...

Students taking the future into their own hands

Finnland, Switzerland, Belgium, the United Kingdom, Germany, Australia, and the United States are just some parts of the world in which students have decided to join school strikes for climate justice. Global strike for Future By staying out of school on Fridays,...

TransParcNet Meeting 2019

This year's TransParcNet Meeting takes place from 11th until the 14th of June in Oulanka National Park, Kuusamo, Finland. It will focus on Management Challenges in Transboundary Parks.   Program details You should arrive at Kuusamo on Tuesday the 11th and the...

International Polar Bear Day

Every year, International Polar Bear Day draws attention to the challenges polar bears face in the warming Arctic. It reminds us of all the species endangered by climate change and global warming but also pushes us to find a way to help...

Webinar: Monitoring & Managing visitors in Protected Areas

Sustainable Tourism: Monitoring & Managing visitors in Protected Areas 7th March 2019 15:00 CET Register here With tourism visits in Europe growing at an unprecedented rate, and with nature destinations among the most visited places, we need to empower protected...

EUROPARC Germany is moving towards the future with new leadership and a sharpened profile.

Eichsfeld-Hainich-Werratal Nature Park: the members of EUROPARC Germany set a new course for the future work of their association at the annual general meeting. Peter Südbeck, director of the of Lower Saxony Wadden Sea National Park, leads as the new...

Webinar Nature and Agriculture: understanding EU policy & delivering good practice

Farmers and foresters comprise almost 80% of the total EU land area. Simultaneously, the majority of European Protected Areas consist of cultural managed landscapes. EUROPARC, therefore, believes that the role of Protected Areas and Natura 2000 Sites in rural development needs to be valorised and the...


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EUROPARC Knowledge Hub

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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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