Dear colleagues and friends of the Alpine Network of Protected Areas,
For our last newsletter of this year, I want to give you two advices:
First, from our Task Force in Chambéry, from our International Steering Committee and from me very personally, many thanks for the cooperation during the year 2012.
Second, the wish and invitation to strengthen the ALPARC association which we will create formally in January 2013, to assure en even better cooperation in the future.
I wish you merry Christmas and health, courage for work and a lot of joy to live for 2013.
News from the network ALPARC
The Alpine network of protected areas, that means we all together, must continue to develop, to think future-oriented and to be even more powerful and assertive. For this we need you all.
The National Park Vanoise (F), in collaboration with the municipality of Pralognan-la-Vanoise and ALPARC, organises from thursday 17th to sunday 20th January 2013 the 18th Memorial dedicated to Danilo Re.
In the context of the ALPARC “Mountain Environmental Education” Working Group, Alpine Protected Areas (APA) Education project leaders met in Mallnitz in the Hohe Tauern National Park from 17th to 19th October 2012. This second international meeting was organised by ALPARC in partnership with the REEMA and the host park.
A protected area in the spotlight
Between the prestigious Riviera and the high mountains of the Mercantour, this mountainous territory, composed of karst plateaus, gorges, forests and fertile valleys, the Préalpes d'Azur
is still relatively unknown. There is a rural culture reigning, around picturesque, alive and convivial villages.