— Network of EUROPARC Sustainable Destinations

The European Charter Network: Working in partnership

Since the first seven Protected Areas were awarded the European Charter for Sustainable Tourism in Protected Areas (ECST) in 2001, the European ECST Network has grown significantly. The ECST Network now counts 98 Sustainable Destinations from 15 countries involving a growing number of local tourism businesses as ECST partners, local and regional government authorities, NGOs and many more. Recognizing the value of the ECST-process for sustainable regional development, an increasing number of Candidate Protected Areas is engaging in the ECST process.

In green: Sustainable Destinations (ECST part I); in blue: Sustainable Businesses (ECST part II); in orange: Sustainable Tour Operators (ECST part II). Click in the top left corner of the map to filter individual parts.

List of Sustainable Destinations by Country

Croatia

Medvednica Nature Park , awarded in 2014 and 2020

Estonia

Lahemaa National Park, awarded in 2019

Matsalu National Park, awarded in 2015 and 2020

Soomaa National Park awarded in 2020

Finland

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park, awarded in 2013 and 2019

France

Guadeloupe National Park, awarded in 2007 and 2018

Loire Anjou Touraine Regional Nature Park, awarded in 2014 and 2019

Mercantour National Park, awarded in 2006, 2012.  In 2017 .awarded as a Transboundary Sustainable Destination with Alpi Marittime Nature Park

Périgord-Limousin Regional Nature Park, awarded in 2013 and 2018

Scarpe – Escaut Regional Nature Park, awarded in 2003, 2010 and 2018

France / Italy

Alpi Marittime Nature Park and Mercantour National Park, awarded as a Transboundary Sustainable Destination in 2017

Germany

Southeastern Rügen Biosphere Reserve, awarded in 2012 and 2018

Greece

Chelmos Vouraikos National Park and UNESCO Global Geopark, awarded in 2016 and in 2022

Kefalonia-Ithaca UNESCO Global Geopark, awarded in 2022

Tzoumerka, Acheloos Valley, Agrafa and Meteora National Park, awarded in 2016

Italy

Adamello Brenta Nature Park, awarded in 2006, 2012 and 2018

Alpi Marittime Nature Park, awarded in 2001, 2012. In 2017 awarded as a Transboundary Sustainable Destination with Mercantour National Park

Alta Murgia National Park , awarded in 2014 and 2019

Appennino Tosco Emiliano National Park, awarded in 2014 and 2019

Apuan Alps Regional Park, awarded in 2018

Aree protette dell’Ossola: Alpe Veglia e Alpe Devero Nature Park , awarded in 2013 and 2018

Asinara National Park, awarded in 2020

Aspromonte National Park, awarded in 2017

Cilento vallo di Diano and Alburni National Park, awarded in 2016 and 2022

Cinque Terre National Park, awarded in 2015 and 2021

Coastal Dunes from Torre Canne to Torre S. Leonardo Regional Park, awarded in 2012 and 2018

Colli Euganei Regional Park, awarded in 2012, 2018 and 2022

D’Abruzzo Lazio e Molise National Park, awarded in 2011 and 2018

Dolomiti Bellunesi National Park, awarded in 2015 and 2020

Emilia Centrale Parks, awarded in 2020

Foreste Casentinesi, Monte Falterona e Campigna National Park, awarded in 2015 and 2021

Gargano National Park and Isole Tremiti Marine Protected Area, awarded in 2017 and 2022

Gran Paradiso National Park, awarded in 2022

Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga National Park, awarded in 2017

Isola Pantelleria National Park, awarded in 2021

Ligurian Alps Regional Nature Park, awarded in 2021

Maremma Regional Park, awarded in 2019

Migliarino San Rossore Massaciuccoli Regional Park, awarded in 2022

Monte Rufeno Nature Reserve, awarded in 2012 and 2017

Monti Sibillini National Park, awarded in 2002, 2010, 2013 and 2019

Paneveggio-Pale S. Martino Nature Park, awarded in 2015

Penisola del Sinis Marine Protected Area – Isola di Mal di Ventre, awarded in 2017

Po Delta Biosphere Reserve: Parco Regionale Emilia Romagna and Parco Regionale Veneto del Delta del Po, awarded in 2020.

Pollino National Park, awarded in 2014 and 2019

Porto Cesareo Marine Protected Area,  awarded in 2018

Prealpi Giulie Nature Park, awarded as a Transboundary Sustainable Destination with Triglav National Park in 2016 and 2020

Trentino Reti di Riserve Network, awarded in 2017

Sila National Park, awarded in 2011 and 2018

Sirente Velino Nature Regional Park, awarded in 2022

Stelvio National Park, awarded in 2019

Technological and Archaeological Park of Colline Metallifere Grossetane, awarded in 2014 and 2019

Torre del Cerrano Marine Protected Area, awarded in 2014 and 2019

Torre Guaceto Marine Protected Area, awarded in 2016 and 2021

Tuscan Archipelago National Park, awarded in 2016 and in 2021

Val Grande National Park, awarded in 2013 and 2018

Vesuvius National Park, awarded in 2021

Latvia

Kemeri National Park, awarded in 2012 and 2017

Lithuania

Zemaitija National Park, awarded in 2013 and 2019

Portugal

Alto Minho Intermunicipal Community (CIM Alto Minho) , awarded in 2015 and 2021

Magic Mountains – Montemuro; Arada and Gralheira Mountains and Arouca Geopark, awarded in 2013 and 2018

Peneda-Gerês National Park, awarded in 2002, 2008 and 2015

Terras do Lince, awarded in 2016 and 2022

Terras do Priolo, awarded in 2012 and 2017

Serbia

Gornje Podunavlje Special Nature Reserve, awarded in 2014 and in 2021

Slovenia

Triglav National Park, awarded as a Transboundary Sustainable Destination with Prealpi Giulie Nature Park in 2016 and 2020

Slovenia/ Italy

Transboundary Ecoregion Julian Alps: includes Triglav National Park (Slovenia) and Prealpi Giulie Nature Park (Italy), awarded in 2016 and 2020

Spain

Alto Tajo Nature Park , awarded in 2009 and 2018

Cabañeros National Park, awarded in 2009, 2016 and 2020

Cap de Creus Nature Park, awarded in 2020

Capçaleres del Ter i del Freser Nature Park, awarded in 2019

Delta de l’Ebre Nature Park, awarded in 2007, 2012, 2017 and 2022

Doñana National Park, awarded in 2006, 2011 and 2019

Els Ports Nature Park, awarded in 2022

Galician Atlantic Islands Maritime-Terrestrial National Park, awarded in 2015 and 2022

Garajonay National Park, awarded in 2008, 2014 and 2018

Garraf, d’Olèrdola i del Foix Parks, awarded in 2017

Hoces del Río Riaza Nature Park, awarded in 2008 and 2020

Las Batuecas – Sierra de Francia Nature Park, awarded in 2008 and 2020

Monfragüe National Park, awarded in 2011 and 2018

Montaña Palentina Nature Park, awarded in 2015 and 2021

Montgrí, illes Medes i Baix Ter Nature Park, awarded in 2016 and 2021

Montsant Nature Park, awarded in 2016 and 2021

Montseny Nature Park , awarded in 2011, 2016 and 2021

Monumentos Naturales y Comarca del Maestrazgo, awarded in 2018

Sant Llorenç del Munt i L’Obac Nature Park, awarded in 2011, 2016 and 2021

Sierra de Gredos Regional Park, awarded in 2009 and 2021

Sierra de Santo Domingo Protected Landscape, awarded in 2022

Sierra Espuña Regional Park, awarded in 2012, 2017 and 2022

Sierra Nevada National and Nature Park, awarded in 2004, 2009 and 2019

Sierras de Cazorla; Segura y Las Villas Nature Park, awarded in 2004,  2010 and 2020

Sierras Subbéticas Nature Park, awarded in 2008, 2013 and 2020

Tablas de Daimiel National Park, awarded in 2018

Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve, awarded in 2020

Valle de Iruelas Nature Reserve, awarded in 2009 and 2021

Valles Occidentales Nature Park, awarded in 2015

Zona Volcànica de la Garrotxa Nature Park, awarded in 2001, 2006, 2011, 2016 and 2021

Sweden

Kullaberg Nature Reserve, awarded in 2017 and 2022

Söderasen National Park, awarded in 2020

United Kingdom

Cairngorms National Park, awarded in 2011 and 2017

Shropshire Hills AONB, awarded in 2012 and 2018

Registered Protected Areas to become Sustainable Destinations 

Spain

Cadí-Moixeró Nature Park, registered in 2021

Parc Natural de l’Alt Pirineu, registered in 2022

Sabinares del Arlanza-La Yecla Nature Park, registered in 2022