Nr 26 - April 2009

Dear colleagues and friends,
We are already well into 2009 and the first big event in the Alpine protected areas' calendar has just ended: the Danilo Re Trophy 2009 and accompanying seminar on the return of large carnivores to the Alps. Both events were very well attended, with over 250 participants.
The Alpine Conference of Environment Ministers has just approved our work programme for 2009-10 and many Alpine protected areas work have already begun the planning phase for the creation of an ecological network under the aegis of the ECONNECT project.
Climate change and the ecological network will also be the subject of a major conference to be held in Berchtesgaden National Park (Germany) in the latter half of 2009.

News from the network ALPARC


The Activity report 2007-2008 of ALPARC is available


The report presents the activities of the Alpine Network of Protected Areas during the period 2007-2008, with a focus on the topics Ecological network, Climate change and Communication. (...)


Meeting of the Large carnivores working group


The Large carnivores working group met on 13 March 2009 at Mittersill in the Hohe Tauern National Park in Austria. The meeting brought together wildlife officers from various protected areas in the Alps and Carpathian mountains. (...)


Results of the 14th Danilo Re Trophy and Bears, wolves and lynxes seminar


Forty-nine teams from all eight Alpine countries and also Slovakia and Romania participated in the 14th Danilo Re Trophy in 2009. The teams met for a friendly sporting event but also attended the seminar on the situation of large carnivores (bear, wolf and lynx) in the Alps. (...)


15th Danilo Re Trophy in the Swiss National Park

The events of the 15th Danilo Re Trophy will take place in the Engadin, at the heart of the Alps, from 19th to 22nd January 2010. (...)


Working Group “Joint Communication & Environmental Education"

We are happy to invite you to the next meeting of this Working Group, which will take place in Bourg d’Oisans (France), in Les Ecrins National Park , on 4th and 5th of June 2009. (...)


International conference "Ecological network in the Alps: a response to climate change that will conserve biodiversity?"

The conference, organised by ALPARC, will be held on 15 and 16 October 2009 in Berchtesgaden National Park, Germany. (...)

News from the protected areas


Environmental education in the Italian protected areas

Federparchi, the Federation of Italian Parks, has produced a catalogue of all the environmental education available in Italy in 2008/09. (...)

News from the Alps




SZENEALPEN 90: Schengen for Flora and Fauna
Why only connected habitats stay diversified

CIPRA, March 2009.
Available in French, Italian, German and Slovenian (No English version). (...)


Review of the Alpine Conference; France takes over the presidency of the Ecological Network platform


The 10th Alpine Conference held in Evian, France from 10-12 March 2009 marked the end of the French presidency of the Alpine Convention. (...)

International news


Latest news from the Carpathians


Carpathian protected areas at the Danilo Re Trophy; a biosphere reserve spanning both sides of the Ukrainian-Romanian border, and a new publication. (...)



  News from the network ALPARC
  News from the protected areas
  News from the Alps
  International news


  04/06/2009 to 05/06/2009  Bourg d’Oisans
    Meeting of the Working Group "Joint Communication & Environmental Education"
  02/07/2009 to 04/07/2009  Nizke Tatry
    Large carnivores: management, research and public relation strategies of the protected areas
  17/09/2009 to 19/09/2009  Kaprun, Nationalpark Hohe Tauern
    4th International Symposium on research in protected areas
  15/10/2009 to 16/10/2009  Berchtesgaden
    International conference "Alpine ecological network"
  19/01/2010 to 22/01/2010  Scuol
    15th Danilo Re Trophy
  20/10/2010 to 23/10/2010  Zernez
    VII. General Assembly and International Conference of the network ALPARC

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