News from the network ALPARC

The summer has been rich in events for ALPARC!  Within the framework of the network’s 20th anniversary celebrations , more than 370  young people from the Alps were the main actors in the collective “Youth at the Top” event. As autumn approaches the anniversary celebrations continue. Both the staff of…
Monday, 14 September 2015

Tribute to a Visionary

Tribute to a Visionary
This July we learned of the death, after a long illness, of one of ALPARC’s most committed partners, one who had been very active from the network’s beginnings.Artur Kammerer, Director of the Nature Parks Office of Alto Adige (Italie), had been deeply committed to international cooperation from the very beginning…
The role of the scientific councils in the Alpine Protected Areas
To what extent and under what conditions can scientific councils promote scientific research in the protected areas? To what extent do they support the management and governance of these areas and act as mediators in conflicts? These questions and many others were addressed during the “Interface between Science and Mountain…
Workshop “Alpine protected areas 2030 – a shared vision for the future”
Organized in the frame of the 20 years’ celebration of ALPARC, the workshop which will take place in Berchtesgaden at the 13th of October aims to identify new challenges for the protected areas for the next years - challenges in nature protection and regional development and new governance models for…
Detention is not a good foundation for discussions and decisions
3 staff members of the French National Park Vanoise have been held hostage by sheep farmers The president, the Director and several other staff members of La Vanoise National Park have been held hostage since the evening of the 1st of September by about 50 sheep farming representatives of the…
"Youth at the Top" in the Alpine Arc - a real success for the 2015 edition!
The first edition of the international “Youth at the Top” project was a big hit! With a little help from the sunny weather in the whole Alpine Arc, groups of young people have participated with great enthusiasm in the first edition of this innovative project: sharing a physical, human, cultural…
Tuesday, 30 June 2015

The network is 20

The network is 20
Alparc is celebrating its 20th birthday. Since 1995, the network has been opening doors for exchange, recognition and joint activities among the protected areas in the Alps. Staff members of protected areas have found each other across cultural, linguistic and legislative borders. Not only did they live in the same…
Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Youth at the Top!

Youth at the Top!
On 16th July 2015, groups of young people have arranged to meet in several Alpine protected Areas (APA) and natural sites throughout the Alps in order to share a physical, human, cultural and artistic collective experience in the mountains. This is a collective project originating from the “Mountain Environment Education…
  20 years already – the Alpine Network of Protected Areas, ALPARC, a longstanding partner of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Region, celebrates this important anniversary this year. Our region is a founding member of the network and from the beginning has been heavily involved in the international exchanges connected to our…
Pilot Regions: a priority for the Platform “Ecological Network”
The alpine Pilot Regions for ecological connectivity stay among the working priorities of the Platform “Ecological Network” of the Alpine Convention. After the nomination of a new transboundary pilot region between Italy and Slovenia at the last Alpine Conference in November 2014 in Torino, the Platform “Ecological Network” of the…