Nr 32 - June 2010

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News from the network ALPARC


Implement measures to improve ecological connectivity – hints for local actors!


The Ecological Continuum Initiative has published a new series of fact sheets for local stakeholders in German, French and Italian language that are now available online. (...)


New Issue of eco.mont!


We would like to draw your attention to the latest issue of eco.mont – Journal of Protected Mountain Areas Research and Management. (...)


ECONNECT ind its new tool JECAMI

The second international meeting of the pilot regions which proceeded in Dobbiaco/Toblach on April 22, 2010 bore its fruits. (...)


A new Workshop about indicators!

”An alpine system of indicators for the protected areas" (...)

News from the protected areas


Photo exhibition of the retourn of the ibex to the Chartreuse regional park, France.


It’s here! As we wrote in the last edition of the ALPARC newsletter (n°31, april 2010), ibex successfully returned to the Chartreuse after many centuries. (...)


Mercantour National Park celebrates 30 years of working for nature and humankind


The Mercantour National Park is celebrating its 30th birthday but also over 20 years of cross-border cooperation with its Italian neighbour, the Alpi Marittime Nature Park. These two parks launched in 2007 the most ambitious survey of flora and fauna ever undertaken in Europe (...)

News from the Alps


Alpine Space Programme: 3rd call for project proposals open


The third call for project proposals under the Alpine Space Programme is now open to all three programme priorities with particular attention to themes not covered so far. Nature parks are especially invited to take part in a meeting dedicated to a project proposal on the topic „Added value and biodiversity in nature parks”. (...)

International news


No mountain is too high for invasive species

An abstract has been published detailing a scientific evaluation of the potential for exotic plants to become established mountain areas. (...)


New PAN Parks publications

PAN Parks Foundation has recently published 2 publications for the nature conservation professionals, as inspiration in their handling of wilderness habitats and species around Europe: (...)



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


  11/07/2010 to 29/08/2010  Ceresole Reale (Parco nazionale Gran Paradiso)
    Walking in the clouds
  23/08/2010 to 27/08/2010  Avignon
    7th European Conference on Ecological Restoration
  06/09/2010 to 10/09/2010  Lastovo Island
    3rd International Symposium on Dark-sky Parks
  08/09/2010 to 10/09/2010  Entlebuch (CH)
    Workshop "Catalogue of Indicators for Management Effectiveness (CIME)"
  17/09/2010 to 18/09/2010  Bourg d’Oisans
    3rd Rencontres de l’image de montagne Festival
  29/09/2010 to 01/10/2010  Windischgarsten / Rosenau
    2nd Wilderness Days in the Kalkalpen National Park
  04/10/2010 to 09/10/2010  Sondrio
    SONDRIO FESTIVAL 2010 - International Documentary Film Festival on Parks
  06/10/2010 to 09/10/2010  Munich
    Forum Alpinum 2010
  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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The Association for the Protection of Mountain Areas presents its new publication, the "Almbuch" (book of the high mountain pastures), which gives a global overview of the situation of the mountain pastures in the alpine region.

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