Tune in to EUROPARC Podcasts: Voices from the Parks!

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EUROPARC Podcast: Voices from the Parks is now available on our Anchor.fm channel and all major podcast platforms! Listen to inspiring stories from across the network when you’re on the go.

EUROPARC Podcasts – Voices from the Parks

Are you tired of watching the screen and sitting at your desk every time you want to learn more about interesting but complex topics from the network? Then we have some exciting news for you! With EUROPARC Podcasts, you can sit back and relax, go for a walk or even cook your dinner – while we bring the Voices from the Parks to you.

If you want to dive deeper into topics of Nature Conservation and Park Management, just hit play on your phone or tablet. Get carried away to Protected Areas all around Europe and find inspiration from nature professionals and enthusiasts on a variety of innovative projects and ideas.

You can dive into our stories anytime and anywhere – be it on a train or in your kitchen, no need to watch the screen or sit at your desk.

Listen to EUROPARC Podcast on our Anchor.fm channel. If it is not there yet, in the coming days our podcast will also be available on the major podcast platforms such as Spotify, Apple Podcast, Google Podcasts, Breaker, Castbox, Overcast, Pocket Casts, RadioPublic, Acast and much more! You can access these platforms through you smartphone, tablet or computer.

Announcing the 2020 Alfred Toepfer Scholarship winners

With the launch of our podcast, we want to specifically highlight the three winners of Alfred Toepfer Natural Heritage Scholarship 2020. Normally, the winners are announced at the EUROPARC Conference, however, as the 2020 edition took place in an online setting, we had to rethink. Since the Award ceremony couldn’t happen face-to-face, we decided to interview the young winners and give our network a chance to hear them speak about their ambitious and inspiring projects, the stories and motivation behind their work and ideas. So tune in and get to know:

  • Anna Jennings with her project focusing on the connection between mental health and Protected Areas;
  • Réka Szilágyi who wants to explore the work of rehabilitation and breeding centers and their role in the protection and restoration of the highly vulnerable European vulture species; and
  • Rosie Corner and her plan to visit a range of sacred sites and explore the overlapping concepts which connect Protected Areas and sacred natural sites.

Left to right: Anna Jennings, Réka Szilágyi and Rosie Corner.

In the second episode of our podcast, you can listen to Sophia Pachini from DG Environment of the European Commission, speaking about Sustainable Tourism, its policy implications and challenges.

Listen to the first episodes now!

So far we have recorded a short introductory episode and two interviews. Click on the icons below and listen to them now. Stay tuned for more to be released soon!

EUROPARC Podcasts presentation

Welcome to EUROPARC Podcasts – Voices from de Parks.
In this series of podcast you will find unique interviews and conversations with both Park professionals and nature enthusiasts from our network. Stay tuned for new releases every now and then!

The Alfred Toepfer Stiftung Scholarship winners 2020

In this episode, we get to know the winners of the Alfred Toepfer Stiftung Scholarship 2020 and the projects that, with this support, they will carry out in different Protected Areas in Europe in the fields of nature and health, vulture rehabilitation, and sacred sites.

Sophia Pachini – Sustainable Tourism on Protected Areas and its political scope.

In this interview, Sofia Pachini, Policy Officer at the Unit D.3 Nature Protection of the Directorate-General for Environment – European Commission, speaks about Sustainable Tourism in Protected Areas and Natura 2000 sites, and its importance for nature conservation. Likewise, through an overview of the existing European policies, she explains the challenges that policy makers at all levels face when designing the instruments that lay down the basis for tourism management in European Parks.