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Goodbye to Larry Hamilton, a great figure of protected areas
We relay the sad news of Larry Hamilton loss. He deceased after an illness, on the 6th of October 2016 at the edge of 91 years old.Larry Hamilton was not only one of the major architect of protected areas on a worldwide scale, but also a friend of many years…
Thursday, 19 May 2016

Combining memberships

Fedenatur and EUROPARC Federation have reach an agreement to create an organisation, representing parks from the city to the sea and from the metropolitan to the mountain tops. EUROPARC network will grow by 10%.The combined Protected Area network will cover 40% of Natura 2000 sites (marine and terrestrial). For more…
Recommendation: “Parks of the Future -  Protected Areas in Europe Challenging Regional and Global Change”
Current challenges like shortage of resources, urban sprawl, demographic change and climate change call for the development of regional solutions. As ‘future labs’ of sustainability protected areas have gained increasing attention in addressing those regional and global challenges. Today nature protection represents only one of their tasks and regional development…
Monday, 01 February 2016

Tourism supporting biodiversity

Tourism supporting biodiversity
A manual on applying the CBD guidelines on biodiversity and tourism development, published by UNEP and CBD in 2015: https://www.cbd.int/tourism/doc/tourism-manual-2015-en.pdf
A leading figure of nature protection hands over the world-wide communication of protected areas
We owe a lot of recognition to Larry Hamilton, who has written the newsletter of the Mountain Protected Areas Network for decades. After all his efforts to bring the community of mountain protected areas together on a global scale, the work will now be continued by Gill Anderson. Many thanks…
“Mountains of France” Exhibition in Paris
The mountains of France are going up to Paris. From 21st March to 21st July 2015, on the railings of the Jardin du Luxembourg (Senate) in Paris, the “Mountains of France” exhibition is presenting French mountains in 83 large-scale pictures. The exhibition is a journey at high altitude in the…
Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Help Nepal

Help Nepal
Following the devastating earthquake which has claimed more than 7,000 victims, Nepal is in imminent need of help and assistance. Alparc is joining the support for the populations of Nepal appeal made by Minister Barbara Hendricks, President of the Alpine Convention, and Markus Reiterer, the Convention’s Secretary General.At the following…
New Transatlantic Cooperation Berchtesgaden National Park / GER - Yosemite National Park / USA
Dr. Michael Vogel, Head of Berchtesgaden National Park, and Superintendent Don Neubacher, Director of Yosemite National Park in California/USA, agreed a targeted cooperation in the areas of knowledge, research, education and public relations. As early as spring 2015, a delegation from the USA will visit Berchtesgaden National Park to share…
Danube River
It was in 2007 that the Danube River protected areas first stressed the importance of  Danube-wide cooperation. The fall of the Iron Curtain and the extension of the European Union around the same time had changed the political map of South East Europe. The door was open for international cooperation; …
Guidelines on Wilderness and wild areas in Natura 2000
Natura 2000 protects areas of high biodiversity value across the European Union. It is the largest coordinated multi-national network of protected areas in the world, covering more than 18% of the European terrestrial territory of the Member States as well as significant marine areas. As establishment of Natura 2000 nears…