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The Contribution of an Ecological Alpine Network to the Green Economy
The topic of the green economy in the Alpine region is at the heart of the 6th Report on the State of the Alps which is currently being drawn up within the framework of the German presidency of the Alpine Convention. Also within this framework a study has been carried…
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…
The UNESCO Global Label for the Geoparks
Since 16th November 2015, following ratification by the 195 UNESCO member states, the Geoparks have officially been the bearers of the new “UNESCO Global Geoparks” label. The “UNESCO Global Geoparks” label recognises the geological importance of a site, its holistic management and the value of exceptional geological landscapes. This new…
The InnovAlps Project: ALPARC has chosen three pilot regions having an innovative approach to regional development
ALPARC is strengthening its work along the lines of “regional development and quality of life”. Last October, within the framework of the Innovalps project, and in close collaboration with the national federations of natural parks of France, Austria and Switzerland, the network selected three pilot regions: the Tiroler Lech natural…
“Alpine Protected Areas 2030 – A Shared Vision for the Future”
A look back at the October Workshop held in the Berchtesgaden National Park /D. In the framework of the 20th Anniversary of ALPARC, from 12th to 13th October 2015, representatives from the Alpine protected areas were invited to the Haus der Berge visitor center in the Berchtesgaden National Park (Germany)…
Register now for the Danilo Re Memorial & the ALPARC General Assembly 2016 !
  The registration is open for the 21st Edition of the “Danilo Re Memorial” that will take place from 21st to 24th January 2016 in Chiusa di Pesio (Cuneo -Italy) in the Marguareis Nature Park.Set up your team and register via the online form. On the Danilo Re website you will…
Land art & Photo Contest for the 20th anniversary of ALPARC
On the occasion of its 20th anniversary, ALPARC - the Alpine Network of Protected Areas, launches a contest titled “Connecting people, mountains and nature”. Since 1995, ALPARC has promoted an intensive exchange among the Protected Areas in the Alps and has enabled the Protected Areas to collaborate together in order…
ForumAlpinum 2014 «Alpine resources» : Proceedings online
Alpine resources will play a crucial role in the development of the Alpine region. They  generate genuine ownership as well as technological, social and cultural innovation, and economic valuation. Due to the natural, social, cultural and economic aspects of Alpine resources, they are key to sustainable development in the region.…
Christophe Viret is the new director of the Mercantour National Park. Mr Viret replaces Mr Alain Braindeis who held the position of director during the last 7 years. The new director, working actually at the CGET (Commissariat Général à l’Egalité des Territoires) will officially take up his duty the 1st…
Vote for APOLLO project in the Gran Paradiso National Park!
From 5 to 19 October, on the website of EOCA (European Outdoor Conservation Association) you can vote for the funding of the research project APOLLO (Alpine Protection from Overgrazing, Landscape Learning and Observation) presented by the Institute for the Dynamics of Environmetal Processes of CNR and the Gran Paradiso National…