- a shared commitment to Danube conservation
The DANUBEPARKS Association is the platform for coordinated
and extensive collaboration among the various administrations of the Danube
Building on existing transnational cooperation and
successful Danube-wide joint initiatives over the last years, the Danube
Protected Areas have developed a strong and enriching partnership. The non-profit
DANUBEPARKS Association was founded in 2014. As a clear signal of our long-term
and shared commitment to the Danube’s natural heritage, the founding of the
DANUBEPARKS Association will enable us to intensify our joint conservation
dedicated to a shared natural heritage
The Danube River Network of Protected Areas brings together
national and nature parks, biosphere and nature reserves from nearly all the
Danube countries, including Romania, Moldova, Bulgaria, Serbia, Croatia,
Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, and Germany.
The DANUBEPARKS secretariat serves as a hub for coordination,
communication and representation, advocating tirelessly for nature conservation
along the Danube. The aim of transnational cooperation is to increase both the
number and effectiveness of individual Danube Protected Area projects and programmes.
The mission of the DANUBEPARKS Association is to preserve,
develop and restore the Danube River, its main tributaries, and surrounding
wetlands. As a cohesive ecosystem, it should be an inspiring lifeline for all
the inhabitants of this European macroregion.
The DANUBEPARKS goals
DANUBEPARKS works to
- ensure the integrity of the ecosystem
- develop the Danube River as a bio-corridor
- support sustainable management of natural resources
- improve the protected area management practices
- raise awareness among the general public and
decision-makers about the protection of the Danube River.