Ente di gestione per i Parchi e la Biodiversità-Romagna (MAR)
EPB-R was established by regional law of Emilia-Romagna 23 December 2011, n. 24. EPB-R manages the regional protected areas (one Natural Park, three Natural Reserves), the Natura 2000 sites (12 SCI, 4 SPA) and the conservation of biological and geological diversity in the eastern territory of the Emilia-Romagna region, from the Romagna Apennines to the Adriatic Sea. EPB-R is also responsible for nature conservation, sustainable tourism and environmental education in all the area of jurisdiction, whom territorial systems presents some well-characterized and high-interest nature, landscape and territorial. The Park Vena del Gesso Romagnola is managed by EPB-R, it is located in the hilly area straddling the provinces of Bologna and Ravenna and contains an outcrop of the Messinian gypsum of extreme geological interest and natural beauty that stretches across the valleys for about 25 km, and some areas of clay ravines or marlyarenaceous hills surrounding.
Bükk National Park Directorate (BNPD)
Balaton felvidéki National Park Directorate
Among its regions Kis-Balaton is also protected by the international Ramsar Convention, serving the protection of wetland habitats. Tihany Peninsula – as a recognition of its outstanding geological values and the work of nature conservation in that region – was awarded of European Diploma in 2003. The Natura 2000 areas, covering partly the National Park and going beyond its area ensure the possibility of the conservation of habitats, plant and animal species which are of European importance.
The initiative of Bakony–Balaton Geopark – the area of which covers partly the National Park – sets the aim of interpreting the geological, natural and cultural values and awakening the consciousness of their social significance. The Bakony–Balaton Geopark became member of the European Geoparks Network and the Global Geoparks Network – assisted by UNESCO in 2012.
The official Internet site of the Balaton-felvidéki National Park Directorate provides information about the regions, exhibition sites, nature trails and accommodations of the area that belong to the National Park Directorate. The open guided hikes, tours and other programmes, publications, environmental education programmes and the work of our nature conservation experts are outlined on this site and will hopefully help you to get acquainted with this magical world in an understanding and loving way.
The primary objective of the Balaton-felvidéki National Park is the comprehensive conservation and protection of natural assets and areas. Besides protection it is also important to interpret the beautiful landscapes, living and non-living natural values and to provide possibilities for the present and future generation for learning and relaxing in nature.
These goals can be achieved only with the co-operation of the visitors who show responsible behaviour on the protected areas. Please help us to protect nature, do not disturb the habitats and natural values! Think of the following visitors, who would also like to enjoy the beautiful and intact environment. Please take special care of the protected and strictly protected plant and animal species, their habitats, and the caves!
Duna-Ipoly National Park Directorate
Ermellek Nature Conservation and Multipupose Association
Centre for Ecological Research, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
The activities of WWF Hungary mainly support the preservation of species and habitats, but we also work together with the countries along the Danube River basin and the countries encircled by the Carpathians to solve cross-border, multi-country conservation problems. We consider both policy work and field interventions equally important, and we believe that combining the two kinds of activities efficiently contributes in delivering implementable solutions and forward-looking results for all stakeholders. We are working together with decision makers, authorities, researchers and local communities to implement our programs.