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International photo contest “Fotografare il Parco” – Registration is open
The registration for the 12th edition of the international photo contest “Fotografare il Parco” is open. The contest is organized by the Stelvio, the Gran Paradiso, the Abruzzo, Lazio e Molise and the Vanoise National Parks. The four protected areas are glad to welcome all those visitors passionate about photography…
Rando Ecrins and Biodiv'Ecrins: transferable tools behind the scenes
With the aim to make a vast amount of data available to naturalists, tourists and other interested users online (e.g. trails, information on and observations of species), the Ecrins national park has developed open source tools since 2012. This makes them available to other protected areas. Why not also to…
Im «Parc Adula»: Laghetto dei Corti im Val Malvaglia, im Hintergrund der Adula (Rheinwaldhorn)
The majority of the municipalities concerned voted this weekend against their participation in the new Adula National Park. Pro Natura regrets this negative vote and speaks of a wasted opportunity. However, the organisation is encouraged that broad support for the idea of sustainable development and respect for nature has been…
Gütesiegel für Barrierefreiheit an Nationalpark Berchtesgaden verliehen
Irmgard Badura (2.v.l.), Beauftragte der Bayerischen Staatsregierung für die Belange von Menschen mit Behinderung, überreichte kürzlich das Signet „Bayern barrierefrei – Wir sind dabei“ an den Nationalpark Berchtesgaden. Auf der Hängebrücke im Klausbachtal nahmen der stellvertretende Nationalparkleiter Ulrich Brendel (2.v.r.), Mitarbeiter Christian Graßl (r.) sowie Ramsaus Bürgermeister Herbert Gschoßmann (l.)…
Thursday, 06 October 2016

Coeurs de Nature en Haute Savoie

Coeurs de Nature en Haute Savoie
Cet ouvrage d’art est le fruit d'une démarche tout à fait originale menée par Asters, Conservatoire d'espaces naturels de Haute-Savoie (organisation technique de gestion des espaces naturels) en collaboration avec Eric Alibert (peintre aquarelliste, naturaliste) et Jean-Jacques Fresko pour la rédaction des textes.L’idée de croiser les savoirs et les approches,…
Mardi 27 septembre 2016, Barbara Pompili a signé l’accord-cadre de coopération pour l’éducation à l’environnement et au développement durable entre le Ministère de l’Environnement, de l’Energie et de la Mer, les Réserves naturelles de France et le Ministère de l’Education nationale, de l’Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche. Cet accord…
When digital tools bring young people nearer to nature
Ten young people aged from 12 to 15 recently took part in the “Media Camp” organised by the Berchtesgaden National Park in Germany.    “My objective was to get the youngsters to take more time over taking a photo and so be more aware of how they were doing it.…
Thursday, 08 September 2016

Autumn's Readings

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…
Science 2.0 How to become a scientist or a researcher just for one day
Parco Nazionale del Gran Paradiso (IT) seeks help from nature lovers or people interested in biodiversity researches. All people interested in taking part in the research “Monitoring alpine animal biodiversity” will acquire basic monitoring and data collection techniques which will be applied on the Piedmont and Aosta valley sides. All…
On Saturday 16th July in Ronco Canavese (Piedmont-IT) took place the photo contest’s “Fotografare il Parco” grand finale. Many inhabitants of the village dressed up with typical costumes participated in the award ceremony, together with the major, delegates of Gran Paradiso, Stelvio and Vanoise National Parks and the competition’s chairman.…