Ministries of the environment of all carpathian countries:

Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic

Ministry of Environment and Water of Hungary

Ministry of the Environment of the Republic of Poland

Romanian Ministry of Environment and Forests

Ministry of Natural Resources, Mining and Spatial Planning of Serbia

Ministry of the Environment of the Slovak Republic

Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine

site alparc ALPARC – Alpine Network of Protected Areas
The Alpine Network of Protected Areas was established to strengthen international cooperation between Alpine protected area managers, to carry out joint projects and to create an ecological continuum and corridors between protected areas. It is also responsible for raising public awareness about the activities in the Alpine protected areas. It has a long-lasting partnership with the Carpathian Network of Protected Areas and supported its development from the very beginning.
mpa LOGO 2013 aau mpa eco mittel Alpen-Adria University, Austria
The Alpen-Adria University, Klagenfurt, Austria offers an international 2-year postgraduate Master of Science Programme "Management of Protected Areas". The programme is carried out by the University and is supported by the E.C.O. (see below) based in Klagenfurt, Austria. Briefly, the participants learn theoretical and practical aspects of planning and managing protected areas comprising not only hard facts like for example how to develop management plans but also a set of soft skills needed for inter- and trans-disciplinary dialogues with all stakeholders involved.
cnpa Carpathian Network of Protected Areas
The CNPA is part of the Carpathian Convention and is supervised by the Steering Committee. Meetings, the development of the mid-term strategy and the work plan were supported within the Protected Areas for a Living Planet project and the BioREGIO Carpathian project. In summer 2013 a coordination unit was established to serve the network consisting of representatives of the Slovakian NGO Pronatur and the Romanian Association of Natural Protected Areas Administrations.
CERI logo CERI – Carpathian EcoRegion Initiative
The Carpathian EcoRegion Initiative is a coalition of aroudn 50 NGOs and research institutes working towards a common vision for conservation and sustainable development of the Carpathians. It is based in Bratislava, Slovakia.
daphne logo09 sk farebny prechod rgb velke DAPHNE – Institute of Applied Ecology
In 1993 a group of young environmentalists had the idea to create an organisation that focused on the professional development of applied environmental research. DAPHNE – Institute of Applied Ecology is a non-profit organization that, since its establishment, has expanded from a scientific organization focused on applied ecology and research, to a nature conservation organization with activities aimed at increasing the public's knowledge and understanding of the environment. Daphne's ultimate goal is to improve biological diversity and renew the harmony between man and nature while conserving and restoring the integrity of Central European ecosystems. DAPHNE is based in Bratislava, Slovakia.
ECO LOGO 2013 klein E.C.O. Institute of Ecology Ltd, Klagenfurt Austria
The institute supports "Nature conservation in the 21st century" by providing consultancy, training and technologies relevant in nature conservation. The main focus is on conservation areas, such as Natura 2000, biosphere reserves, heritage sites or national parks. An interdisciplinary team integrates ecological, social and ecological aspects.
EURAC ohne Text European Academy of Bolzano, Italy
The European Academy of Bozen/Bolzano (EURAC) lies in the heart of the Dolomites. Created in 1992 as an independent research center, EURAC is home to researchers from all over Europe who work together on a wide range of interdisciplinary projects. Experts in law and natural sciences, linguists and geneticists collaborate with public and private agencies towards the resolution of some central issues of our day. Together they contribute to create a future-oriented Europe.
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Europe's protected areas - its national parks, nature parks, and biosphere reserves - play a vital role in safeguarding the continent's nature, its wildlife and landscapes. They protect Europe's most special places: relatively untouched landscapes, as well as those, which have been shaped by centuries of man's interaction with the land. They offer refuge to the species and ecosystems, which represent the very basis of future life and they help to preserve the natural beauty of Europe in all its variety for us to experience and enjoy. They are our life-support system. Helping Protected Areas to fulfil this role, encouraging cooperation and exchange between Protected Area staff, and promoting their aims and work across Europe is the purpose of the EUROPARC Federation. EUROPARC is an independent European, non-governmental organisation whose membership brings together organisations responsible for the management of most of Europe's Protected Areas. Currently it represents over 370 members in 36 countries. These include Protected Areas of different kind who themselves manage the green jewels of Europe's land, sea, mountains, forests, rivers and cultural heritage. Working together to protect nature and motivate Europe´s citizens to enjoy nature´s benefits was the original idea to found the EUROPARC Federation. Last year, Europe´s biggest Protected Areas´ network turned forty and started the celebration of its achievements and people under the theme "40 years Working for Nature". Since its birth on the 12th of May 1973, EUROPARC Federation has grown to be the biggest network of its kind. EUROPARC Federation is based in Regensburg, Germany.
PL GW logo2017 partnership 200 pion UNEP/GRID-Warsaw Centre
Established on 17 September 1991, is a member of the GRID (Global Resource Information Database) global network developed by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to foster sustainable management of natural resources. We are one of the few specialized centres in charge of collecting, processing and facilitating access to environmental data and information as well as promoting spatial data and GIS (Geographic Information Systems) applications.
Officially registered as an NGO (the branch of the National Foundation for the Environmental Protection), we cooperate with many national and foreign partners – local authorities, educational institutions and companies implementing CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) approach.
OTOP logo Polish Society for the Protection of Birds (OTOP)
Founded in 1991, the Polish Society for the Protection of Birds (OTOP) is a non-governmental public benefit organization dedicated to the protection of wild birds and their habitats. Our objective is the preservation of natural heritage for present and future generations. Our activities are supported by a several-thousand-strong membership and volunteer base. We are Polish Partner of BirdLife International, a global federation of bird conservation organizations.
ProPark logo ProPark Foundation
The purpose of the Foundation is the development and continuous improvement of the capacity of managing the Romanian protected natural areas, education and raising awareness on the importance of nature preservation. The Foundation was established in 2008 supported by Flora & Fauna International, WWF and the MAVA Foundation. ProPark is based in Brasov, Romania.

State authorities responsible for protected areas and natural resources management, and rural development.

Agency for Nature Conservation of Serbia Agency for Nature Conservation of Serbia
The Institute for Nature Conservation of Serbia is a governmental institution that carries out activities on protection and improvement of the natural heritage of Serbia. The Institute was founded on April 30th 1948 as the Institute for Protection and Scientific Research in Natural Rarities of the People's Republic of Serbia. The scope of the Institute's work is determined by the Law on Nature Protection which defines the Institute as the most competent professional institution for nature conservation in Serbia. The work of the Institute is organized within three sectors: Sector of Nature Conservation, Sector of Research and Development and Sector of Legal, Financial and Administrative Affairs, with the position of the Director as the Head of the Institute. Among the main activities of the Institute are preparing of studies for designation of protected areas, biodiversity and geo diversity conservation including field research and monitoring, as well as publishing and educational activities. Besides that, the Institute manages comprehensive data base with data on protected areas, species, habitats, geo heritage and other data relevant for nature conservation.
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of the Czech Republic

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National Forest Administration


State Nature Conservancy
of the Slovak Republic
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Konwencja Karpacka
UNEP Interim Secretariat of the Carpathian Convention
The common vision of the Parties to the Carpathian Convention is to pursue comprehensive policy and cooperation in order to guarantee protection and sustainable development of the Carpathians. The improvement of the quality of live, the strengthening of local economies and communities, and the conservation of natural values and cultural heritage should go hand in hand in the Carpathian area. The Secretariat is based in Vienna, Austria.
standalone45mm WWF Danube-Carpathian Programme
The WWF Danube-Carpathian Programme Office is responsible for leading and to a significant extent implementing WWF's efforts to preserve, restore and sustainably manage the natural values of the Danube-Carpathian ecoregions.
We are a team of more than 60 highly specialised professionals ranging from biologists, hydraulic engineers and economists to communications specialists and finance experts. We work across political borders through an ecoregional approach based on model projects, influencing policy, networking, capacity building, communication and crisis response.
WWF-DCPO is led from its head office in Vienna. It has registered organisations in Romania and Bulgaria, with offices in Bucharest, Brasov, and Baia Mare as well as in Sofia, and project offices and representatives and partners in Slovakia, Ukraine and Serbia. We work closely with a number of WWF partners both within and outside of the region, including WWF-Hungary, WWF-Poland, WWF-Austria, WWF-Germany, WWF-Netherlands, WWF-UK and the WWF-European Policy Office in Brussels.

 Last updated: February 2018


The development of this website is financially supported by the Danube Transnational Programme within the TRANSGREEN (January 2017 - June 2019)
and the ConnectGREEN Project (June 2018 - May 2021); the ETC Programme South East Europe within the BioREGIO Carpathians project
(January 2012 – June 2014) and the MAVA Foundation within the Protected Areas for a Living Planet Project (January 2007 – March 2012).