Our Nature, Regional and Landscape Parks of Europe are of vital importance. Their potential for the sustainable development of rural areas, for recreation and tourism, for environmental education and for nature conservation is still far from being exhausted. Often they are undervalued by the public and underinvested by decision makers.
The project “Europe’s Nature, Regional, and Landscape Parks” seeks to strengthen these parks by connecting park associations throughout Europe and promoting the parks’ value towards European decision makers. Up-to-date information on the tasks and objectives, realised projects and management of European Nature-Regional-Landscape Parks will be collected. In study tours to parks and their associations, knowledge and experiences will be gathered and shared.
The project "Europe’s Nature, Regional, and Landscape Parks" is implemented by the Association of German Nature Parks (Verband Deutscher Naturparke e.V., VDN), in collaboration with EUROPARC Federation. The project sponsor is the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (Bundesamt für Naturschutz) in cooperation with the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz, Bau und Reaktorsicherheit).
The project runs from October 2014 to July 2017.