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 in 2001, the European Charter Network has grown significantly. The European Charter Network now counts with 106 Sustainable Destinations from 16 countries involving a growing number of local tourism businesses as Charter partners, local and regional government authorities, NGOs and many more. Recognizing the value of the charter-process for sustainable regional development, an increasing number of Charter Candidate Protected Areas is engaging in the Charter process.

in green: areas awarded Charter part 1; in blue: areas following also the methodology for Charter part 2 – involving businesses

List of Sustainable Destinations by Country

Bosnia-Herzgovina

National Park Una, awarded  in 2014

Croatia

Medvednica Nature Park , awarded in 2014

Kornati National Park, awarded in 2015

Estonia

Matsalu National Park, awarded in 2015

Finland

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park, awarded in 2013

Syöte National Park, awarded in 2004, 2011 and 2017

France

Mercantour National Park, awarded in 2006, 2012 and in 2017 as a Transboundary Sustainable Destination

Cévennes National Park, awarded in 2012 and 2017

Brière Regional Nature Park, awarded in 2015

Livradois-Forez Regional Nature Park, awarded in 2005, 2011 and 2016

Luberon Regional Nature Park, awarded in 2015

Guadeloupe National Park, awarded in 2007 and 2018

Vexin français Regional Nature Park, awarded in 2001, 2006, 2012 and 2017

Regional Nature Park of Montagne de Reims, awarded in 2014

Causses of Quercy Regional Natural Park, awarded in 2014

Queyras Regional Nature Park, awarded in 2010 and 2017

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

Camargue Regional Nature Park, awarded in 2010 and 2017

Vercors Regional Nature Park, awarded in 2003, 2010 and 2016

Haut-Languedoc Regional Nature Park, awarded in 2012 and 2017

Pilat Regional Nature Park, awarded in 2003, 2010 and 2015

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

Volcans d’Auvergne Regional Nature Park, awarded in 2009 and 2015

The Loire Anjou Touraine Regional Nature Park, awarded in 2014

Verdon Regional Nature Park, awarded in 2009 and 2017

Alpilles Regional Nature Park, awarded in 2009 and 2016

France / Italy

Parco naturale Alpi Marittime and Parc National du Mercantour, awarded as a Transboundary Sustainable Destination in 2017

Germany

Southeastern Rügen Biosphere Reserve, awarded in 2012 and 2018

Greece

Tzoumerka National Park. awarded in 2016

Chelmos Voraikos National Park, awarded in 2016

Italy

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

Parks System Oltrepo Mantovano (SIPOM) Community of Ostiglia, awarded in 2008 and 2014

Monte Rufeno Nature Reserve, awarded in 2012 and 2017

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

Appennino Tosco Emiliano National Park, awarded in 2014

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

Pollino National Park, awarded in 2014

Sila National Park, awarded in 2011 and 2018

Val Grande National Park, awarded in 2013 and 2018

Colli Euganei Regional Park, awarded in 2012 and 2018

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

Alta Murgia National Park , awarded in 2014

Marine Protected Area Torre del Cerrano, awarded in 2014

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

Alpi Marittime Nature Park, awarded in 2001, 2012 and in 2017 as a Transboundary Sustainable Destination

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

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

Dolomiti Bellunesi National Park, awarded in 2015

Foreste Casentinesi National Park, awarded in 2015

Cinque Terre National Park, awarded in 2015

Tuscan Archipelago National Park, awarded in 2016

Cilento National Park, awarded in 2016

Monviso Park, awarded in 2016

Torre Guaceto Marine Protected Area, awarded in 2016

Gola del Furlo Nature Reserve, awarded in 2016

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

Gargano National Park, awarded in 2017

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

Aspromonte National Park, awarded in 2017

Reti di Riserve del Trentino, awarded in 2017

Alpi Apuane Regional Park, awarded in 2018

Porto Cesareo Marine Protected Area,  awarded in 2018

Latvia

Kemeri National Park, awarded in 2012 and 2017

Lithuania

Zemaitija National Park, awarded in 2013

Portugal

Peneda-Geres National Park, awarded in 2015

Alvao Nature Park, awarded in 2015

Montesinho Nature Park, awarded in 2015

Douro International Nature Park, awarded in 2015

Terras do Priolo, awarded in 2012 and 2017

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

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

Terras do Lince, awarded in 2016

Serbia

Gornje Podunavlje, awarded in 2014

Fruska Gora National Park, awarded in 2014

Slovenia/ Italy

Julian Alps – the first Transboundary area awarded with the European Charter for Sustainable Tourism in Protected Areas, awarded in 2016

The Julian Alps include Triglav National Park (Slovenia) and Prealpi Giulie Nature Park (Italy).

Spain

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

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

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

Doñana National Park, awarded in 2006 and 2011

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

Baixa Limia – Serra do Xures Nature Park, awarded in 2008

Sierras Subbéticas Nature Park, awarded in 2008 and 2013

Garajonay National Park, awarded in 2008, 2014 and 2018

National Park de Cabaneros, awarded in 2009 and 2016

Nature Park Alto Tajo, awarded in 2009 and 2018

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

Sierra de Gredos Regional Park, awarded in 2009

Valle de Iruelas Nature Reserve, awarded in 2008

Natural Monument Ojo Guareña, awarded in 2008

Hoces del Río Riaza Nature Park, awarded in 2008

Monfragüe National Park, awarded in 2011 and 2018

Montseny Nature Park , awarded in 2011 and 2016

Nature Park de Sant Llorenc del Munt i L’Obac, awarded in 2011 and 2016

Nature Park Fragas do Eume, awarded in 2012

Sierra Espuńa Regional Park, awarded in 2012 and 2017

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

Nature Park Fuentes Carrionas y Fuente Cobre -Montaña Palentina, awarded in 2015

Valles Occidentales Nature Park, awarded in 2015

Posets-Maladeta Nature Park, Spain, awarded in 2015

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

Montsant Nature Park, awarded in 2016

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

Tablas de Daimiel National Park, awarded in 2018

Monumentos Naturales y Comarca del Maestrazgo, awarded in 2018

Sweden

Kullabergs Nature Reserve, awarded in 2017

United Kingdom

Cairngorms National Park, awarded in 2005, 2011 and 2017

Broads National Park, awarded in 2006, 2011 and 2016

Shropshire Hills AONB, awarded in 2012 and 2018

Parks registered:

Estonia

Lahemaa National Park

Italy

Maremma Regional Park

Sweden

Söderasen National Park

Spain

Cap de Creus Nature Park

Parc Natural de les Capçaleres del Ter i del Freser