EUROPARC Atlantic Isles
EUROPARC Atlantic Isles brings together a wide range of organisations and individuals involved in the policy and practice of managing national parks and other protected landscapes in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales
, as well as England and Iceland.
EUROPARC Atlantic Isles aims to raise awareness of and support for protected areas and to promote good management practices among them.
EAI’s objectives are to:
* promote for the benefit of the public the conservation, protection and improvement of the physical and natural environment in particular by promoting best practice in protected area management and sustainable development in the Atlantic Isles region;
* advance the education of the public in the subjects of sustainable development, the conservation, protection and improvement of the physical and natural environment in the Atlantic Isles region;
* promote for the benefit of the public the dedication of open spaces and parkland for use by the public for exercise and recreation, whether as protected areas or otherwise, in the Atlantic Isles region and in particular to promote models of tourism that are consistent with sustainable development and the conservation of the environment.
Europarc Atlantic Isles is a registered charity (No. 1114189) and company limited by guarantee (No. 5750588). It is run by a board of trustees, currently comprising nine people. It employs a part-time development officer to coordinate its work. EAI’s membership includes national parks, areas of outstanding natural beauty, regional parks, government agencies, NGOs and individuals. The organisation is a section of the EUROPARC Federation, the umbrella organisation for protected areas in Europe, which has an active network of more than 400 nationally protected areas in 36 European countries.