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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…
Youth at the Top: 2016 retrospective and dates of the next editions
Latest news from the initiative Youth at the top: a photographic retrospective 2016, compilation of texts and drawings that young participant(s) have sent to us through postcards, and finally the dates of 2017 and 2018 editions revealed !Video clips and photos to be discoveredA short video clip expressing the atmosphere…
Mountain Environmental Education: Feedback on Some Very Successful Meetings
Take about thirty people in charge of mountain environment education in the Alpine protected areas and draw them deep into an Alpine valley for 3 days, at an altitude of 1,800 m, in a refuge with neither Internet connection nor telephone network. Once there, encourage them to exchange and collaborate…
3 New Interreg Alpine Space Projects for ALPARC
We are happy to announce that 3 project proposals put forward this year at the second call for projects in the EU Interreg –Alpine Space Programme have been selected. They are the YOUrALPS and ALPBIONET2030 projects, led by ALPARC, and the GaYA project, in which ALPARC is a partner and…
22nd Danilo Re Memorial 2017 & ALPARC General Assembly
The registration is open for the 22nd Edition of the “Danilo Re Memorial” that will take place from the 26th to the 29th of January 2017 in Admont (Austria) in the Gesäuse National Park.Set up your team and register via the online form. On the official website you will also…
Wednesday, 09 November 2016

XIV. Alpine Conference

XIV. Alpine Conference
The ministers and high-level representatives of the Alpine countries as well as the representatives of observer organizations met on the 13 of October 2016 in Grassau, Germany to discuss important issues on the future development and protection of the Alps. Some of the topics discussed were the topic of green…
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…
Two new territories have joint the family of the Alpine Pilot Regions for ecological connectivity
At the XIVth Alpine Conference in Grassau (Germany) two new Pilot Regions were nominated by the Alpine Convention: the Achental Region (Germany) and the French part of the Ecoregion Mont Blanc. The evaluation carried out by the Platform Ecological network of the Alpine Convention on the already existing 8 Pilot…
New publication on ecological connectivity in the Alps
The publication “Alpine Nature 2030 - Creating [ecological] connectivity for generations to come” edited in October 2016 gives an overview about twelve years’ experience on ecological connectivity in the Alps and offers interesting perspectives for the evolutions of the upcoming years. Numerous experts and scientists have contributed to this publication.…
ALPARC presents political demands during the Alpine Conference
On the occasion of the AlpWeek and the Alpine Conference, ALPARC handed over a list of political demands for the future of Alpine protected areas to the German Federal Minister for the Environment, Dr. Barbara Hendricks, and to the official representative of the Austrian Presidency of the Alpine Convention. The…