Monday, 08 February 2016

News from InnovAlps

News from InnovAlps
The InnovAlps projects is searching for innovative approaches to regional development in Alpine protected areas. Through mutual learning, the project aims at supporting the exchange of knowledge on related topics between protected areas. In the first six months of 2016 ALPARC organizes three benchlearning workshops in three selected pilot regions:…
Monday, 01 February 2016

Tourism supporting biodiversity

Tourism supporting biodiversity
A manual on applying the CBD guidelines on biodiversity and tourism development, published by UNEP and CBD in 2015:
Un vautour criblé de plombs dans le Parc national de la Vanoise
En octobre dernier, un vautour fauve (Gyps fulvus), espèce protégée, était découvert criblé de plombs, à Bonneval-sur-Arc. Le Parc national de la Vanoise vient d'ouvrir une procédure judiciaire contre X. Voir le communiqué de presse complet ci-joint pour en savoir plus.  
A bearded vulture audiobook for children
ASTERS, the Haute-Savoie Natural Areas Conservation Authority (Conservatoire d’espaces naturels de Haute-Savoie /France) has published a book entitled «L’incroyable histoire de Gypa »  (“The Incredible Story of Gypa”). This audiobook aims to make children aware of the protection of the bearded vulture. It includes a colourful illustrated book (48 pages)…
The reintroduction of the bearded vulture in the Alps: a successful transboundary project.
The Vulture Conservation Foundation  is committed to protecting vultures in Europe. A core part of their work is the reintroduction of the bearded vulture in the Alps. It was wiped out at the beginning of the 20th century because for a long time it had an ill-gotten reputation as a…
Youth at the Top 2015: see the video!
During the first test-edition of the “Youth at the Top” event on 16th July 2015, 370 young people between 7 and 28 years old from the Alps and 105 adults acting as accompaniers or contributors shared time together in 5 Alpine countries. (Read the complete article about the 2015 edition…
 We are pleased to provide you here a first list of events organized or co-organized by ALPARC and important dates to remember in 2016. 21 - 24 January 21st Edition of the Danilo Re Memorial Chiusa di Pesio (CN) , Piemont Parco naturale del Marguareis, Italy 22 January (morning) Alparc…
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…