Thursday, 10 May 2012 02:00

Wilderness in Austria

Wilderness areas are almost virgin spaces, without any human touch.

 To permit a transmission to the future generations of entirely intact natural spaces, we have to conserve them and, as far as possible, to restore areas of savage nature.

In the frame of the partnership “together for biodiversity”, the Austrian office of forests and WWF realized an enquiry of experts at this subject, containing ecological as well as social and politic aspects.  


You can download this document (only in German language) at the following link: 

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It is a great reward for the National Park Gran Paradiso and the Region Valle d’Aosta, both very proud of their contribution to this fantastic reintroduction project of a particularly emblematic species of the alpine fauna.

 After almost 100 years of efforts both the National Park Gran Paradiso and the Region Valle d’Aosta, very symbolic locations of the nature protection history of the Alps, could celebrate a particular recompense and underline their pride of having actively contributed to this important action, whose aim was no less then to reintroduce to the mountain range a species that was since long absent of the Alps.

Champagne and Iris (that are the names given to the chicks by the scholars of the two valleys Valle di Rhêmes und Valsavarenche) were born in April 2012. Regarding the few individuals of the species present in the Alps this event can be considered as exceptionally, even more since the species is present in the western Alps only since a very short time thanks to the international reintroduction project.  

 Both birth and the successful take off of the young bearded vultures are for the National Park and the Region one of the most encouraging news of the latest bearded vulture protection history. With the salvation of the alpine ibex in the 19th century the National Park has not only ensured the conservation of one of the most symbolic figures of the alpine fauna but it has also laid the foundation for the comeback of the bearded vulture hundred years later, as this species is closely dependent on the food supply provided by a healthy ibex population.

Thus we have come full circle! 

 Amorcée dès la création du Conservatoire botanique national alpin, il y a de cela bientôt 20 ans, la collecte de publications scientifiques, en lien avec les thématiques de travail du CBNA, a permis la constitution d'un fonds documentaire aujourd'hui riche de plus de 26 600 références.

Conservatoire botanique national alpin
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Dossier « réintroduction du bouquetin des Alpes sur la Réserve Naturelle des Hauts de Chartreuse »

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Thursday, 10 April 2014 02:00

Large carnivores know no boundaries

The European populations of large carnivores at a glance. Official publication of the European Communities, 2 pages

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Presentations of the rangers' meeting at the occasion of the 14th Danilo Re Trophy

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2nd - 4th July 2009 in Liptovsky Jan, Nizke Tatry National Park / Slovakia

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Wednesday, 09 April 2014 02:00

Last of the wild

Last of the wild: overview of status and monitoring of some wilderness related species in the Natura 2000 network.

Edition: PAN Parks Foundation, 2009


By providing a description of the management and monitoring practices of various protected areas, with regards to chamois, ibex, brown bears, lynx, wolves and white-tailed eagles in its new publication, the PAN Parks Foundation aims to argue for the need for a non-intervention management approach that will ensure healthy and stable populations of these – and other – important wilderness species. In addition, we hope that the present selection of monitoring experience will serve as inspiration to many nature conservation professionals in their handling of wilderness habitats and species around Europe.

If you have comments or questions concerning the publications or the PAN Parks Foundation, please contact Edit Borza, Communications Manager at or visit 

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Here you can find all the presentations of the international conference from the 22nd October 2010.

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