Nr 37 - April 2011

ALPARC has published its last Progress Report for the period 2009-2010 in paper version. It is a reference document, which gives a complete overview of all actions managed by the Alpine Network of Protected Areas both in daily services for the managers of different protected areas and great projects at international level.

Enjoy your reading!

News from the network ALPARC


ALPARC: an evolving network


The latest Alpine Network of Protected Areas activity report is now online and in printed form available! (...)


Indicators to boost performance


The workshop on « Indicators of management effectiveness » for protected areas has just finished.
A range of participants came from different Alpine protected areas to meet, talk and work together... (...)



Large carnivores and protected areas: ALPARC working group

by Filippo Zibordi


The ALPARC (Alpine Network of Protected Areas) Large carnivores working group was created during the ALPARC Conference in Belluno in 1999. Over the course of various thematic meetings, the group has taken shape, defining objectives and practical activities to be undertaken. (...)


Using "The Wall" to raise awareness of landscape fragmentation


The Ecological Continuum Initiative has developed a very unusual communication tool: a large wall that can easily be set up in a public space or a pedestrian zone to restrict access... (...)


Climate & Education: take part in a participative project with your park


Phenoclim is both a scientific and educational programme involving various public (schools, associations, individuals, protected areas) in data collection. The 2011 Phenoclim spring campaign has just started… It’s the perfect time to join the french, italian and swiss protected areas which are already involved in the project! (...)

News from the protected areas


Geoinformation in protected areas

The dissertation of Rudolf Haller "Integrative Geoinformationsmanagement in protected areas research" (Integratives Geoinformationsmanagement in der Schutzgebietsforschung) was published in the series of "National park research in Switzerland" ("Nationalpark-Forschung in der Schweiz", Number 95).


The otter returns to the Alps


Otters continue to astonish the scientific community. For decades, the otter was on the brink of extinction but the population is now growing rapidly without any human assistance. Sightings of the mammals, which are part of the weasel family (Mustelidae), are becoming more common throughout the Alps, particularly in Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. (...)


Lingua Natura


Swiss Parks: Not only biodiversity, but also language diversity! (...)

News from the Alps


Ecological networks: protected areas rewarded for their exemplary activities


On the occasion of a rewarding ceremony organised by the french presidency of the Platform “Ecological network” of the Alpine Vonvention in the frame of the XIth Ministers conference in Brdo (Slovenia) beginning of March 2011, 8 pilot regions have been thanked and congratulated... (...)


10 years with the golden eagles and a few bearded vultures


In August 2010 the publishing company Temi released the book “10 anni con le aquile reali e con qualche gipeto – 10 years with the golden eagles and a few bearded vultures” by Francesco Framarin, ex director of the National Park of Gran Paradiso. (...)

International news


Cooperation of Alpine and Carpathian protected areas in 2010 and activities in 2011


A larger project for three years about the importance and role of the protected areas in times of climate change started in January 2010 and continues in 2011. The projects is being lead in three different approaches, regarding the issue. (...)


2011: International Year of Forests


On the 2nd February 2011, the Launch Ceremony of the International Year of Forests took place in New York. The aim of this initiative taken by the General Assembly of the United Nations Organization is to encourage the awareness of the relevance of the role of forests... (...)



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


  28/04/2011 to 29/04/2011  ALPEXPO Convention Centre, Grenoble
    7th World Congress on Snow and Mountain Tourism
  28/04/2011 to 29/04/2001  Chambéry
    Assises nationales de l'aménagement et de l'économie durables en montagne
  03/05/2011 to 04/05/2011  Mallnitz
    Future of protected areas: isolated islands or center of a green network?
  24/05/2011  Digne-Les-Bains
    Colloque Professionnel Franco-Italien L'agriculture Bio
  29/06/2011 to 01/07/2011  Berchtesgaden
    2nd Workshop 2011 Econnect
  30/06/2011  Klagenfurt
    Conference "Common strenght: approaches for an efficient co-operation among protected areas"
  20/06/2011 to 22/06/2011  Sibiu
    Alpine-Carpathian meeting on ecological networks 2
  26/09/2011 to 28/09/2011  Berchtesgaden
    Econnect Final Conference
  05/10/2011 to 08/10/2011  Annecy
    Euro Meet - Nature & Sports
  06/10/2011 to 09/10/2011  Pieniny Mountains
    V International Seminar on Mountain Tourism "The call of the mountains"
  13/10/2011 to 15/10/2011  Regional Nature Parc Chartreuse - Saint Pierre de Chartreuse
    Workshop Research Regional Development
  19/10/2011 to 21/10/2011  Karlsruhe
    International Greening Education Event 2011

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Gratitude and respect to Ettore Sartori

After nineteen years in service by the broad Park Paneveggio Pale di San Martino, Dr. Ettore Sartori retired.

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