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 17 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.

Good practice:

Natura 2000

Passing ten countries, the Danube is the world´s most international river. With its diverse habitats, it forms the backbone for biodiversity in South East Europe. Its relevance for nature conservation is reflected by numerous Natura 2000 sites as well as National Parks, Biosphere Reserves and Nature Parks. More


Danube & Education

Young birdwatcher (photo: Wagner)We are travelling the Danube to learn about environmental education along the whole river and use the experience gained for our own quality guidelines. Follow our blog and discover new destinations! More

Project Results:

Danube-wide Monitoring

Little-ringed Plover (Photo: Roland)In spring and summer 2011, the DANUBEPARKS partnership has monitored Little-ringed Plover and Sandmartin along the whole river, to determine the status of river dynamics and draw conclusions on protection and revitalization measures. More