Europarc Federation

Europarc Federation website  (http://www.europarc.org/toolbox/) hosts a knowledge hub providing information on a vast amount of topics and case studies relevant for protected areas management, including biodiversity conservation, ecosystem services, climate change, visitor management, fresh water habitats and forestry. A specific portal is dedicated to, and includes a charter on, sustainable tourism and protected areas. The charter aims to balance the need for tourism and recreation in protected areas without jeopardising their basic goal of protecting biodiversity. The organisation calls upon members to sign the charter and become a “Sustainable Destination”. Furthermore, the website provides a portal holding information on the management of N2000 areas with links to relevant guidance documents.