About us

We are the EUROPARC Nordic-Baltic Section

The EUROPARC Federation unites over 440 protected areas, governmental departments, NGO's and businesses – all with the common aim of protecting Europe's unique variety of wildlife, habitats and landscapes. Nature knows no boundaries and EUROPARC endeavours to facilitate co-operation and exchange of expertise, experience and best practise across borders. Our aim is to further, improve and protect our shared natural inheritance.

The Nordic-Baltic Section is one of seven regional units which have been established to make the work of the EUROPARC Federation more effective. It represents organisations from the 8 Nordic and Baltic countries: Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden. The section was formally established in April 2003 by a decision of the EUROPARC Council. The section has grown and now brings together 45 members in the region.

The main goal of the section is to promote exchange of information and expertise and encourage cooperation between the members, in order to improve the management of protected areas. We are following the key aims of the EUROPARC Federation and maintain active connections between our members and the Directorate of the Federation. We aim to have a NORDIC-BALTIC representative in the different EUROPARC commissions.

Every three years, the presidency and secretariat of the section rotate between the member countries. In 2018-2020, the presidency and secretariat of the Nordic-Baltic Section are hosted by Metsähallitus Parks & Wildlife Finland.

Use the links on the right hand side to find more information about what we do and how the section is organised. We also welcome new members. Find our how to become a member.

EUROPARC Nordic-Baltic Section

President: Mr. Stig Johansson

E-mail: firstname.surname(at)metsa.fi



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