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 “Nature parks strengthen rural territories: such is the paradigm widely heard with regard to nature parks and regional development. The present report “Nature Parks and Regional Sustainable Development” seeks to identify further the factors which enable nature parks to contribute to regional development while equally taking into account aspects of society, the protection of nature and the landscapes.

Thus 32 experts from different countries (Austria, Germany, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Hungary and Switzerland) have looked into these questions. Thanks to a scientific analysis it is possible to define the effects of nature parks on local economies and identify the results obtained by the implementation of different actions.

26 projects stemming from nature parks in Austria and other countries present examples of successful regional development in nature parks. The themes under scrutiny range from the enhancement of landscapes through local produce, sustainable mobility and visitor management to environmental education and other innovative concepts and projects. 

 Source: Federation of Austrian Nature Parks (VNÖ)

Link to download the report (in German)

Friday, 04 October 2013 02:00

From Triglav to Dolomiti Bellunesi

The Park of Triglav is the only Slovenian national park. Spread over 84,000 hectares, it covers almost the entire territory of the Slovenian Julian Alps.

Thanks to a project Leader, co-financed by the European Union, the park Triglav has decided to launch a project similar to the "Quality Charter" of the National Park Dolomiti Bellunesi, to build a network of farmers and tourism actors bearing the mark of the park.

Source of Information: http://www.dolomitipark.it/it/dettaglio.php?id=23731 30/09/2013

more: http://www.tnp.si/spoznavati/C28/

In 2004, the Permanent Committee of the Alpine Convention puts the Alpine Network in charge of preparing a study on the national and transboundary links existing between protected areas. The results will permit to make recommendations for strategies on a large scale and will present possible territorial connections as well as political, national and regional development measures. This study could thus be used as a framework for creation and implementation of an alpine ecological territorial network.

Edited by ALPARC in the collection « Alpensignale » of the Alpine Convention

Link :

Alpine Ecological Network

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