Cooperation for conservation

DANUBEPARKS - Network Of Protected Areas

DANUBEPARKS is the Network of Protected Areas along the Danube River, working together since 2009. It currently consists of 16 Protected Areas from 9 Danube countries, all hotspots for biodiversity.

We improve consistency of nature protection activities and strengthen our voice on European level. Our main fields of work include restoration of dynamic river habitats, floodplain forest & meadow management, protection and monitoring of rare species, and nature tourism.


The Danube River is a green lifeline for biodiversity. While the Network of Danube Protected Areas preserves the most valuable sites, habitat fragmentation limits efforts to preserve a cohesive ecosystem. DANUBEparksCONNECTED has initiated the DANUBE HABITAT CORRIDOR campaign to counteract fragmentation. More


New Management Board

© DANUBEPARKSIn November 2017 all members came together in Ruse (Bulgaria) for the General Assembly and to elect a new management board. Carl Manzano (Donau-Auen National Park, Austria) has been re-elected as DANUBEPARKS President, Stela Bozhinova (Persina Nature Park, Bulgaria) and Vlatko Rožac (Kopački Rit Nature Park, Croatia) as Vice-presidents. More

Project activities:

1st First Year Review

© Rusenski Lom Nature ParkWe were the first project of the Danube Transnational Programme​ that had the First Year Review. The meeting took place in Ruse/Bulgaria hosted by the Bulgarian partner Rusenski Lom Nature Park​. The monitoring visit turned out to be a milestone in internal communication, strengthening the project team and creating perspectives for follow-up initiatives! More