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We are pleased to announce that the registration is now open for the international Conference and Exhibition: "The Wolf in the Alpine cultural landscape -  chances and challenges". 

The conference will take place from the 16th to the 18th of May 2017 in Sölk, Sölktäler Nature Park (Styria – Austria).

Please fill in the registration form attached and send it back to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before the 2nd May 2017.



For further information on the Conference, please find attached the programme and practical information.


This event is co-organised by SÖLKTÄLER NATURE PARK with ALPARC.



With the financial support of:

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The first workshop of the WeWild project took place in Vorarlberg (Austria) last week, on March 23rd and 24th 2017. Attended by 18 participants from six countries, it offered two intense and productive days of exchange and brain-storming. The aim was to exchange on experiences of information and communication campaigns regarding wildlife disturbance in winter and to develop elements for a joint initiative of Alpine protected areas. The exchange highlighted valuable information and ideas for such common initiative.

The participants worked in groups to identify the main needs of a transnational communication strategy and discussed the design of first common tools in a session of round-tables. These tools, a website, a video-clip and a graphical identity will be developed and made available to all ALPARC members by January 2018.

The workshop included a short field trip, organized by the hosting Nagelfluhkette nature park, during which we saw and discussed different on-site information panels used on the Austrian and German sides of the border. The park staff explained their campaign “Your space of freedom – my living space”, which groups both German and Austrian information campaigns. Since 2008, the nature park brings together the southern part of Allgäu region in Germany and the region Bregenzerwald in Austria; it was the first trans-border nature park between the two countries. Alongside agriculture, tourism is one of the main economic activities, with 2,5 million overnight stays each year.

Save the date!

„The Wolf in the alpine cultural landscape – chances and challenges”

(„Der Wolf in der alpinen Kulturlandschaft – Chancen und Herausforderungen“)

16 – 18 May 2017 in Sölk, Sölktäler Nature Park (Styria – Austria)

16th of May - Exhibition “The comeback of the wolf” in the castle of Großsölk
17th of May – Conference Day and public event
18th of May – Workshops and excursion

The meeting allows an exchange between experts of the alpine countries and the alpine protected areas concerning current experiences on the management of the wolf.

A detailed programme will follow soon.

Please reserve the date for your participation !



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After our international workshop in 2016 where we also discussed the topic of communication in a round table, the objectif of this first WeWild workshop is to gather the interested members of our working group and other stakeholders in order to develop the content of the strategy. We will 


  • share the experiences of different awareness-raising campaigns in the Alps, 
  • develop the major elements of the joint strategy,
  • and elaborate ideas for the first common communication tools (website, slogan, graphical idendity and video clip).


The main challenge is here to conceive a strategy and tools that are practically relevant for all Alpine regions and countries.


In order to register for the workshop or to obtain further information, please contact us:

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Click here to see the workshop programme:

Thursday, 08 September 2016 14:42

Autumn's Readings

Following summer reads on the beach or on the grass, we recommend reads for the beginning of the autumn term with some studious books:

"Wilderei im rhätischen Dreiländereck" - "Poaching in the Raetian region – Cross-border studies tracking until Tibet"

This book (304 p.) was written by Heinrich Haller, Director of the Swiss National Park and will be published in October 2016 in German language and in 2017 in Italian language. A presentation of the book is planned for the 12th October 2016, 8.30pm, in Zernez/CH.

To read an extract:

“Urban Protected Areas - Profiles and best practice guidelines” – IUCN (2014)

Continued urbanization and metropolisation make urban protected areas a matter of crucial concern. In this volume the IUCN emphasizes management approaches that are especially relevant to protected areas in urban regions.



"Alpine Nature 2030 - Creating [ecological] connectivity for generations to come"


ALPARC is currently completing the publication of its book to be published in October 2016, on the occasion of AlpWeek and the XIV Alpine Conference which end the German Presidency of the Alpine Convention, in Grassau/D from the 11th to the 15th October 2016. The book is published by the German Ministry of Environment in English language and will be downloadable on ALPARC website


The 22st Edition of the Memorial Danilo Re will take place from the 26th to the 29th of January 2017, in Admont, Austria. The event is organized by the Gesäuse National Park. As usual, within the framework of the Memorial, the ALPARC General Assembly will be held the 27th of January 2017.

Organize your team, start to train and see you in Admont for the Trophy of the Alpine Protected Areas!

For further information & registration



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From 5 to 19 October, on the website of EOCA (European Outdoor Conservation Association) you can vote for the funding of the research project APOLLO (Alpine Protection from Overgrazing, Landscape Learning and Observation) presented by the Institute for the Dynamics of Environmetal Processes of CNR and the Gran Paradiso National Park concerning the management of sustainable grazing activities inside the Protected Area.

The EOCA is a non-for-profit association which promotes various projects linked to nature conservation presented by different organizations and authorities involved in nature preservation. Once the projects have been validated by the scientific committee of EOCA, they are submitted to a public vote. Only the project that will get the largest number of votes will be financed.

Help the project of the Gran Paradiso be financed by casting your vote here.

For further information about the project, visit the Gran Paradiso National Park website.


SOURCE: Gran Paradiso National Park

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Une approche comparative des mesures grands prédateurs dans le cadre du Développement Rural

Maison Rhodanienne de l’Environnement
32 Rue Sainte Hélène 69022 LYON

De 10h30 à 15h30 (déjeuner fourni)


La FRAPNA (Fédération Rhône-Alpes de Protection de la Nature) organise cet évènement conjointement avec le Bureau Européen de l'Environnement (BEE), France Nature Environnement (FNE) et FNE PACA.
Des éleveurs et représentants agricoles de différents pays européens seront présents pour partager leurs expériences.


Objectifs de la table ronde :
Le but de cette journée est de discuter des différentes mesures proposées dans les programmes de Développement Rural dans l’Arc Alpin mais aussi au nord de l’Europe pour faire face à la présence de prédateurs et en particulier des loups près des zones d’élevage.
Une approche comparative des différentes mesures dans les différents pays peut en effet s’avérer très utile et aider à mieux comprendre les interactions entre les prédateurs et les animaux d’élevage et les meilleurs outils pour s’y adapter.

Participants :
Cette table ronde est en particulier à destination des chambres d’agricultures, des syndicats, des décideurs locaux, régionaux, des ONGs de protection de la nature et des décideurs européens.

La table ronde se déroulera en trois temps :

1 - Présentations
Etat des lieux - les populations de loup dans l’Arc Alpin et les pays du Nord.
Etude comportementale du loup face aux chiens de protection des troupeaux.
Les mesures mises à disposition dans le deuxième pilier de la Politique Agricole Commune.

2 - Témoignages
Des agriculteurs/éleveurs Suédois et Français, ainsi que des ONGs italienne et allemande offrirons leurs témoignages.

3 - Discussions
Les intervenants et participants seront invités à largement échanger sur le sujet tout au long de la journée.


Confirmez votre présence par mail à This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ou par téléphone au 04 76 42 98 47.

This section includes all the PowerPoint presentations shown during the Workshop „Wildlife and connected habitats” that  took place the 11th and 12th of December 2014 in Admont, at the Gesäuse National Park – Styria (Austria)

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