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 cooperation in all aspects of Protected Area management to improve and conserve our shared natural heritage.

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 unique places and we’d be delighted to welcome you to be a part of it! Hopefully, you’ll find out more as you explore our website! You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn

We especially look forward to welcoming you in person at any one of our events or at our annual Conference.

Latest news

MPA4Change at the Ocean Decade Conference 2024, Barcelona.

From April 5th to 12th 2024, the UNESCO Ocean Decade Conference 2024 was hosted in Barcelona as part of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021- 2030). Coordinated by UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC/UNESCO), the Ocean Decade seeks to stimulate ocean science and transform this...

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A Call to all European Parks and Trails | World Trails Conference

Our executive director Carol Ritchie will speak at the #WorldTrailsConference in Ottawa! Taking place from September 30 to October 3, 2024, the Conference will bring together trail leaders, experts and fellow enthusiasts. With a long history of ancient pilgrimages, herding routes, long-distance hikes and transnational Grande routes criss-crossing the continent,...

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State of play of Protected Areas in Spain

The commitment to Protected Areas in Spain is strong, with more than 36% of the land surface area protected and, shortly, 21% of the marine surface area. Yearbook 2023 on the state of Protected Areas in Spain The Yearbook of Protected Areas in Spain 2023, - published by...

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Coming events

European Day of Parks 2024 - Vote for Nature

European Day of Parks 2024 - Vote for Nature
May 24th, 2024 - 09:00h
Europe

European Day of Parks 2024 - Vote for Nature

Let’s #VoteForNature this European Day of Parks!

Save the NEW Date: European Charter for Sustainable Tourism Meeting!

Save the NEW Date: European Charter for Sustainable Tourism Meeting!
October 28th, 2024 - 10:00h
Westport, Ireland

Save the NEW Date: European Charter for Sustainable Tourism Meeting!

Don’t miss this event focussed on Sustainable Tourism in Protected Areas!

Register now | Developing the European Nature Academy (ENA)

Register now | Developing the European Nature Academy (ENA)
May 14th, 2024 - 09:00h
Villa Revedin Bolasco, Castelfranco Veneto, Italy

Register now | Developing the European Nature Academy (ENA)

REGISTER NOW! This major end-of-project networking event is being held to share and discuss the learn more

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