Outside body



PDNPA Lead Officer – Phil Mulligan, Chief Executive.

The Authority appoints one Member representative.  This Member may be invited to attend the annual Europarc conference subject to relevance and funding.

The EUROPARC Federation is the network for Europe’s natural and cultural heritage. Created by its members, the Federation works, to improve the management of Protected Areas in Europe through international cooperation, exchange of ideas and experience, and by influencing policy.  As the representative body of Europe’s Protected Areas they are a collective voice for all nature and landscape areas and seek to build a stronger, unifying, European network organisation that is better placed to support our members and to respond to current and future challenges Europe’s nature is facing.  The EUROPARC Federation is dedicated to practical nature conservation and sustainable development of Europe’s biodiversity, fostering holistic landscape approaches in its management.


Members come together from across Europe, with a shared passion for nature and landscapes to look beyond our parks and highlight their importance to the environmental, social and economic development of our regions, countries and European society.


The EUROPARC Network will come together online on the 6 and 7 of November 2024. It will focus on Management Effectiveness in Protected Areas. Registration and a programme will be made available in due time on the EUROPARC Conference website.  You can explore outcomes of previous EUROPARC Conferences here.


Contact information

Chief Executive - Lead Officer

Our representatives