Nr 45 - September 2012

Dear friends and colleagues of the network ALPARC,
Our general assembly was held this year in Poschiavo, in the frame of the 3rd AlpWeek from 5th to 8th September 2012.

We were pleased to see that all present representatives of the alpine protected areas support our common decision to create an association and that they all signed the legally nonbinding declaration of intention to join this association.

Let’s start together with fresh determination and enthusiasm on this new way.

Michael Vogel

... Dear friends and colleagues

Special Edition – The General Assembly


Dear friends and colleagues of the network ALPARC

Our general assembly was held this year in Poschiavo, in the frame of the 3rd AlpWeek from 5th to 8th September 2012. (...)


ALPARC: a General Assembly dedicated to renewal

Around 50 people met on Thursday 6 and Friday 7 September 2012 at Poschiavo (CH) for the General Assembly of the ALPARC network, providing the opportunity for its president, Michael Vogel, to present the latest developments in the structure of the ALPARC network, and to initiate its transition towards a future ALPARC association. (...)


Election of ALPARC’s new International Steering Committee

The new International Steering Committee (ISC) was elected during the ALPARC General Assembly held on 7th September 2012 at Poschiavo (CH) as part of the Alpine Week.Michael Vogel, director of the Berchtesgaden National Park in Germany was re-elected to the chair of ISC until the next General Assembly which will mark the creation of the new ALPARC association. The deputy chairmen are Alain Brandeis and Massimo Bocca. (...)


The 2011-2012 ALPARC activities report has just been released

“ALPARC, one network, many perspectives” is the title of the new Activities Report of the Alpine Network of Protected Areas. The purpose of this document is to present the principal actions undertaken in 2011-2012, but also to open and present the perspectives for the near future. (...)


The Alps as seen by the protagonists of sustainable development

The Alpine Week 2012 was held from 5 to 8 September in the Valposchiavo in Switzerland. The theme chosen for this year was “Renewable Alps”. For the first time in the history of the Alpine convention, the Alpine conference, which brings together the Ministers of the signatory states, took place during the Alpine Week. (...)

News from the network ALPARC


Environmental education workshop 2012: register before the 30th September!

It is still possible to register for the 2nd International Workshop “Mountain Environmental Education in Alpine protected areas” until the 30th of September and within the limit of available places.
Please find attached the final program, practical information and news about the inscription. (...)


Who has not dreamed about flying?

They glide... a few wing beats, they slip between the trees to complete their flight on a hilltop. The birds. What do you think, how do birds feel when they see the Alps, drifting by under their wings during their migration in spring and autumn? (...)

News from the protected areas


Present the results of the research in your protected area

You are invited to present the results of the research of your protected area to an international public at the “5th Symposium for research in protected areas”. The call for contributions is open until 12 October 2012. Further information… (...)


eco.mont – Journal on Protected Mountain Areas Research and Management

It is with great pride that we announce that eco.mont has just been admitted into the prestigious Thomson Index (Web of Science), with retroactive inclusion of all past issues (back to issue 1 in June 2009). (...)



  Special Edition – The General Assembly
  News from the network ALPARC
  News from the protected areas


  06/10/2012 to 18/10/2012  Chamonix Mont-Blanc
    6èmes Rencontres Alpines
  10/10/2012 to 13/10/2012  Parc naturel régional du Verdon
    Congrès 2012 des Parcs naturels régionaux de France
  17/10/2012 to 19/10/2012  BIOS-center, Mallnitz
    2nd International Workshop "Mountain Environmental Education in Alpine Protected Areas"
  19/10/2012 to 20/10/2012  Annecy
    « La France des Grands Lacs : un patrimoine à préserver »
  22/10/2012 to 23/10/2012  Munich
    Munich water conference
  26/10/2012 to 28/10/2012  Zernez
  27/11/2012 to 29/11/2012  Schwedt/Oder
    Cross-border Protected Areas in Europe
  17/01/2013 to 20/01/2013  Pralognan-la-Vanoise
    18th Danilo RE Memorial
  10/06/2013 to 11/06/2013  Hohe Tauern National Park
    Symposium 2013 for Research in Protected Areas

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Rapport d'activités 2011 - 2012

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