Nr 31 - April 2010

Start of the Registrations for the VII General Assembly of the Network ALPARC!

News from the network ALPARC


7th General Assembly of the Network ALPARC


In conjunction with the Protected Areas Task Force of the Permanent Secretariat of the Alpine Convention, we would like to invite you to the 7th ALPARC General Assembly (...)


Visitor centres page now online


If you go to the ALPARC website at, you will see that The protected areas section now includes a dedicated page entitled Visitor centres in the Alpine Protected Areas , which does exactly what it says on the tin. The page is currently available in English and gives an overview of the many different visitor centres to be found in the Alps in Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Slovenia and Switzerland. (...)

News from the protected areas


Ibex return to Chartreuse (France)


Having been absent from the Chartreuse area for many years, the ibex will now be returning to the mountain range. The Chartreuse Natural Regional Park is committed to maintaining biodiversity and has been selected as a reintroduction area. The ibex is talented rock climber, skilled at moving on the steep rocky slopes and lofty plateaux. We are confident that the animals will feel very much at home in the Chartreuse. (...)


French Green Belt news!


The first newsletter of the work group “Trame Verte et Bleue” (Green and Blue Belt) that is coordinated by the French Federation of Regional Nature Parks has been published. (...)


Be part of the Rencontres de l'image de montagne festival

The Ecrins National Park will be hosting the third Rencontres de l'image de montagne festival in Bourg d'Oisans, France, on 17 and 18 September 2010. The festival includes a programme of free public screenings plus a range of workshops looking at nature photography techniques. The event is unique because of its chosen medium: this is no screening of films or slide shows, but instead is dedicated to multimedia presentations... (...)


News from the Alps


Network of Alpine regions

Delegations of 13 Alpine regions of Austria, France, Switzerland and Italy, participated at the second Conference of Alpine regions (...)

International news


Start of the international Alps-Carpathians corridor project


The corridor between the Alps and the Carpathians is a traditional migration route for wildlife. This corridor does not only connect the Eastern border of the Alps with the Little Carpathians in Slovakia but also crosses a highly dynamic European region located between the cities of Bratislava, Sopron and Vienna. (...)


Role of the protected areas in times of climate change


A large project which will extend for several years, about the importance and role of the protected areas in times of climate change started in the beginning of this year. (...)



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


  14/04/2010 to 30/06/2010  BIOS Nationalparkzentrum Mallnitz
    Bunte Vielfalt zum internationalen Jahr der Biodiversität
  22/04/2010 to 22/04/2010  Dobbiaco
    Second international workshop of Pilote Regions
  30/04/2010  IGA, Grenoble
    2ème Forum des ONG de montagne : Vers une intelligence collective et territoriale ?
  22/05/2010 to 23/05/2010  Réserve de biosphère du mont Ventoux
    Pandathlon Mont Ventoux
  14/06/2010 to 14/06/2010  Cimolais (I)
    Workshop: "Environmental accounting and eco-budget of the management of protected areas"
  23/08/2010 to 27/08/2010  Avignon
    7th European Conference on Ecological Restoration
  08/09/2010 to 10/09/2010  Entlebuch (CH)
    Workshop "Catalogue of Indicators for Management Effectiveness (CIME)"
  04/10/2010 to 09/10/2010  Sondrio
    SONDRIO FESTIVAL 2010 - International Documentary Film Festival on Parks
  19/10/2010 to 20/10/2010  Zernez
    1st Workshop “Mountain Environmental Education in Alpine Protected Areas”
  20/10/2010 to 23/10/2010  Zernez
    VII. General Assembly and International Conference of the network ALPARC

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