Nr 48 - September 2013

Dear colleagues, dear friends in the Alpine protected areas,


On 18th January 2013, the „ALPARC“ association was founded with more than 30 founding members from all categories of protected areas and regional institutions.


From the 1st January 2014, our Task Force Protected Area team, which currently still belongs to the Permanent Secretariat of the Alpine Convention, will also be grouped under the ALPARC association and then be available as the branch office of the association as your direct contact. Read more


Dr. Michael VOGEL, ALPARC President


News from the network ALPARC


Dear friends and colleagues of the network ALPARC

On 18th January 2013, the „ALPARC“ association was founded with more than 30 founding members from all categories of protected areas and regional institutions. I am very pleased, and also (...)


Step by Step to ecological connectivity

Act locally: Municipalities contribute to ecological connectivity (...)



New Alpine Space Project – Valorizing connectivity and sustainable use of resources for successful ecosystem management policies in the Alps (...)


Workshop Regional Development and Quality of Life

The workshop " Regional Development and Quality of Life” took place last 15 and 16 July 2013 in the brand new house of the mountains in Berchtesgaden. (...)


ASSOCIATION ALPARC – Together for the Alps

After 17 years of activity, ALPARC was formed on January 18 as association to formalize its network and further strengthen transalpine cooperation and international projects. (...)

A protected area in the spotlight


National park Vanoise

Situated between the high Maurienne and Tarentaise valleys, the Vanoise National Park is home to high mountains, rising to more than 3, 000 m, on which many glaciers remain. There are also valleys which open onto wide, easily accessible passes. (...)

News from the protected areas


First generation of Italian - Slovenian wolves in the Eastern Alps

The first breeding of wolves in the eastern Italian Alps was observed in the Lessinia region, near to Verona (north-east Italy). (...)


Report: “Nature Parks and Regional Sustainable Development” in Austria

“Nature parks strengthen rural territories: such is the paradigm widely heard with regard to nature parks and regional development. (...)


The « Mont Viso » Biosphere Reserve

Since 28th May 2013, the Alps have had a new "trans-border" biosphere reserve: the Italian and French territories situated on each side of Mont Viso now constitute two biosphere reserves (...)


Trans-border Platform of Environmental Education

Environmental Education beyond of borders (...)


Creation of the First European Nature Park

The First European Nature Park opened on Thursday 6th June 2013, in Tende (Alpes Maritimes), France (...)


Mountain House Inauguration in Berchtesgaden

« Let Nature Remain Nature ». With this slogan Bavarian Minister President Seehofer and Minister of the Environment Huber officially inaugurated the “Haus der Berge” (Mountain House) in Berchtesgaden, Germany on 24th May last. (...)

News from the Alps


New Secretary General of the Alpine Convention

Markus REITERER started office as the new Secretary General of the Alpine Convention on 1st July 2013 at the headquarters of the Permanent Secretariat in Innsbruck. (...)


Impact factor eco.mont

The journal “eco.mont - Journal of Protected Mountain Areas Research and Management” has been listed in the Thomson Reuters Science Citation Index Expanded since 2012 and received an Impact Factor for the first time in 2013. (...)

International news


Carpathian Protected areas met in Tatranska Javorina

Around 140 representatives of Protected Areas and other stakeholders acting in the Carpathian Region met at the 2nd Conference of the Carpathian Network of Protected Areas to exchange experience and ideas for future cooperation. The conference titled "Financing protected areas – about ecosystem services, financing mechanisms and green economy" was held in Javorina, Tatra National Park, Slovakia between 23-26 April 2013. (...)



  News from the network ALPARC
  A protected area in the spotlight
  News from the protected areas
  News from the Alps
  International news


  19/09/2013  Gap, Hautes Alpes
    Towards carbon neutral buildings
  02/10/2013 to 04/10/2013  Liptovsky Mikulas
    Nature & Sports Euro'Meet
  02/10/2013 to 04/10/2013  Haute vallée de Chevreuse (F, 78)
    Congrès 2013 de la Fédération des PNR de France
  09/10/2013 to 13/10/2013  Debrecen
    EUROPARC Annual Conference 2013
  10/10/2013 to 12/10/2013  Bolzano
    Annual Conference CIPRA 2013
  07/11/2013 to 09/11/2013  Liechtenstein / Vorarlberg
    Des bâtiments performants en énergie et en bois régional dans les Alpes.
  12/11/2013 to 13/11/2013  Brig
    International conference on renewable energies
  09/01/2014 to 12/01/2014  Strembo
    Danilo Re 19th Memorial
  10/01/2014  Strembo
    2nd General Assembly ALPARC

focus on...


The 2nd General Assembly of the ALPARC association will take place in the Nature park Adamello Brenta (TN) / I on 10th of January 2014 during the 19th Danilo Re Memorial.

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