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We are the EUROPARC Federation and we represent hundreds of responsible authorities and thousands of Protected Areas in 36 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!

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The very latest from EUROPARC Federation

EUROPARC Youth Manifesto launched at EUROPARC Conference 2018!

The EUROPARC Youth Manifesto was launched today (21 September ) to over 400 delegates at  EUROPARC Conference 2018, in Aviemore - Cairngorms National Park.  Young people are keen to be involved in the decision making processes when it comes to...

Next EUROPARC Webinar: Accessibility and inclusion in Protected Areas

On 11th October, join EUROPARC (free) Webinar and get inspiration on how to improve the accessibility and inclusion in your Park. EUROPARC Germany will introduce us the manual “Planning Accessible Experiences of Nature”, and the two invited case study presenters will share their examples of trail design and development of volunteer programmes for people with physical and intellectual disabilities.

Nature is the answer: IUCN's manual on ecosystem services

Guidance for good nature questions IUCN (the International Union for Conservation of Nature) has recently published the manual "Tools for measuring, modeling, and valuing ecosystem services: guidance for Key Biodiversity Areas, Natural World Heritage Sites, and Protected Areas".   Over 20 international...

Establishing a Marine Protected Area in 3 steps

Marine ecosystems are seriously threatened and the European Commission is calling Member States to better protect their seas. Establishing Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) is a key conservation measure, to safeguard marine ecosystems and species. Who should be involved in the protection...

Webinar: Parks & Protected Areas as ‘Natural Health Centres'

In this free webinar, you will have a glimpse of the EUROPARC Toolkit "Health and Well-being benefits of Health & Protected Areas" and hear first-hand about 3 good practice in supporting health outcomes through connecting people with nature that is developing in National Parks and other protected areas across Europe and the USA.

EU Platform on Coexistence between People & Large Carnivores: latest news

The EU Platform on coexistence between people and large carnivores was established in 2014 and has proved a useful way for stakeholders to exchange information on the EU level and to discuss how different member states deal with large carnivore...

Next Webinars by EUROPARC Atlantic Isles: A partnership for natural capital & Peat Restoration

Webinars by EUROPARC Atlantic Isles EUROPARC Atlantic Isles Section is offering two exciting webinars! The first webinar is next week: we will hear how a National Park in the United Kingdom set up a multi-stakeholder partnership to highlight its natural capital and its...

Facilitating coexistence with the Iberian Wolf: lessons from Spain

On the 25th July, Spain took a step forward in facilitating the coexistence with the Iberian wolf among extensive livestock producers. The 'Declaration of Campo Grande Group' was presented in the Royal Botanic Garden (RJB-CSIC) in Madrid, and presents several practical...

Countdown to the EUROPARC Youth Manifesto Launch 2018

After an inspired first workshop week in the Cairngorms National Park, drafting the EUROPARC Youth Manifesto, the young participants have gathered again between 17th and 21st June to for a second workshop to finalize the document and start planning its roll-out...

Call for good practices: Forest management for climate change adaption

New management models for Mediterranean Forests [caption id="attachment_6916" align="alignright" width="300"] Mediterranean Forest © David Morris www.flickr.com/photos/davidjmorris/[/caption] Natura 2000 Mediterranean Forest Habitats Forests are key ecosystems in the Mediterranean region. They provide many services to society, but at the same time they are subject...


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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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