You can find below a map of European Regional Nature Parks according to the project definition. In 2016 there were almost 900 Nature, Regional and Landscape Parks in 22 European countries, covering a surface of more than 390,000 km².

© VDN using the geodata provided by the European states in 2016 (see below). Extract from the publication "Living Landscapes". Not for publication.

Country Name of relevant parks
(original name and English translation)
Website of umbrella organisation
(if not applicable responsible ministry or agency)
Austria Naturparke (Nature Parks)
Belgium (Wallonia) Parcs naturels (Nature Parks)
Bulgaria природни паркове (Nature Parks)
Croatia Parkovi prirode, parkovi regionalni (Nature Parks, Regional Parks)
Czech Republic Chráněná krajinná oblast -CHKO (Protected Landscape Areas)
Denmark Naturparker (Nature Parks)
France Parcs naturels régionaux (Regional Nature Parks)
Germany Naturparke (Nature Parks)
Hungary Natúrparkok (Nature Parks)
Italy Parchi regionali (Regional Parks)
Latvia Dabas parki, Aaizsargājamo ainavu apvidi (Nature Parks, Protected Landscape Areas)
Lithuania Regioniniai parkai (Regional Parks)
Luxembourg Naturparke/parcs naturels (Nature Parks)
Norway Regionalparker (Regional parks)
Poland Parki krajobrazowe (Landscape Parks)
Portugal Parques naturais (Nature Parks)
Romania Parcuri naturale (Nature Parks)
Slovakia Chranené krajinné oblasti - CHKO (Protected Landscape Areas)
Slovenia Krajinski parki, regijski parki (Landscape/Nature Parks, Regional Parks)
Spain Parques naturales, parques regionales, parques rurales (Nature Parks, Regional Parks, Rural Parks)
Switzerland Regionale Naturpärke (Regional Nature Parks)
United Kingdom (England, Wales, Northern Ireland) Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty - AONBs
United Kingdom (Scotland) Regional Parks

Copyright of geodata:

The geodata on which the map is based is copyrighted by the following institutions and organisations:

Austria: Amt der Tiroler Landesregierung (Tirol); Amt der Oberösterreichischen Landesregierung (Oberösterreich); NÖGIS/Amt der Niederösterreichischen Landesregierung (Niederösterreich); Amt der Kärntner Landesregierung (Kärnten); Land Salzburg (Salzburg); Regionalmanagement Burgenland GmbH (Burgenland), Landesregierung Steiermark (Steiermark). Belgium: Fédération des Parcs naturels de Wallonie (Wallonien), Flanders Regional Landscapes (Flandern). Bulgaria: Association of Parks in Bulgaria. Croatia: Ministarstvo zaštite okoliša i prirode. Czech Republic: Agentura ochrany přírody a krajiny České republiky. Denmark: Friluftsrådet. France: Fédérations des parcs naturels régionaux de France. Germany: Bundesamt für Naturschutz. Hungary: Herman Ottó Intistut. Italy: Federparchi. Latvia: Dabas aizsardzības pārvalde. Lithuania: Valstybinė saugomų teritorijų tarnyba. Luxembourg: Naturpark Our. Norway: Norske Parker. Poland: Ministerstwo Środowiska Portugal: Instituto da Conservação da Natureza e das Florestas (Festland); Serviço do Parque Natural da Madeira (Madeira). Romania: Asociatia Administratiilor de Arii Naturale Protejate. Slovakia: Štátna ochrana prírody Slovenskej republiky. Slovenia: Ministrstvo za okolje in prostor Republike Slovenije. Spain: Europarc Espana. Switzerland: BAFU/Netzwerk Schweizer Pärke. United Kingdom: Natural England (England), UK Open Government Licence v3.0. (Wales und Schottland), Northern Ireland Environment Agency/EMOU 206.2 (Northern Ireland).