Nature Regional Landscape Parks – Book Living Landscapes

How do Regional Nature Parks Benefit Europe?

This important book “Living Landscapes”, provides the first overview of Nature Regional Landscape Parks and their work in the Member States of the European Union, Norway and Switzerland. In total, there are almost 900 Regional Nature Parks in Europe, covering a total area of 8% of the total surface area of the EU-28, Switzerland and Norway.

What they have in common is that they play a forward-thinking role in combining the development of rural areas, the promotion of sustainable land use and nature-friendly tourism, and education for sustainable development with the protection of biological diversity.

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The book shows what makes Nature Regional Landscape Parks special and how they benefit Europe, whilst the work of the parks is presented by the umbrella organisation or the responsible ministry or authority in the respective country.

It makes for inspirational reading!

This book was written within the ‘Europe’s Nature, Regional and Landscape Parks’ project, undertaken by the Association of German Nature Parks (Verband Deutscher Naturparke, VDN) in cooperation with the Europarc Federation between October 2014 and November 2017. The project was supported by the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (Bundesamt für Naturschutz) with funding from the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (Bundesministeriums für Umwelt, Naturschutz, Bau und Reaktorsicherheit).

Download the English and German versions of the book at or ask for a printed copy by email to  katharina.denkinger @