The European Diploma for Protected Areas (EDPA) is proud to celebrate the European Day of Parks and its theme "Healthy Parks, Healthy People" which took place on 24th May 2020. That theme is particularly relevant these days, and the EDPA, which turns 55 this year, is privileged to be able to support it through its 73 protected areas across 29 European countries.
From the Caucasus Mountains to the Atlantic Coast, Nordic forests to Mediterranean beaches and all that comes in between, these parks and reserves include all manner of habitat and species, and provide a vital getaway for European citizens from the often hectic and urban lifestyle of the 21st Century.
Nature and parks provide more than just a relaxing diversion; they are a key contributor to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and in turn to the full enjoyment of human rights, and properly managing nature can improve overall human wellbeing and health, and reduce the effects of climate change and other environmental consequences.
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