Dear friends of the Alpine protected areas,
The network of Alpine protected areas is a success story of long years about the implementation of the Alpine Convention, which began as early as 1995 on French initiative, developed further in the following years and joined the Permanent Secretariat of the Alpine Convention in 2006 as the Task Force Protected Areas. A new stage began on 1st January 2014 with the formal independence and creation of the ALPARC association.....
News from the network ALPARC
(...) It has been the goal throughout all those years to interconnect the protected areas in the Alps and to strengthen the biodiversity and the sustainable development of our unique area of the Alps as a joint responsibility.
For the Alpine Convention this means that with ALPARC we can count on a strong partner, with whom we have many things in common.
ALPARC carried out its first ordinary general assembly on 10th January 2014 in Pinzolo in the Adamello Brenta Natural Park (I)
For the rankings of the teams that distinguished themselves, the Berchtesgaden National Park (D) came in first place, the Paneveggio Pale di San Marino Nature Park (I) in second place and the neighbouring national parks of Gran Paradiso (I) and Vanoise (F) shared the third place.
The next meetings of the ALPARC working group “Mountain environmental education” are scheduled on 21st and 22nd October 2014 at the brand new visitors centre (Haus der Berge) of the Berchtesgaden National Park in the Bavarian Alps.
Until then ALPARC will work with the members of this working group on different projects:
We would like to invite all the Alpine protected areas to take advantage of the joint audiovisual production by including it into their programming for 2014. The multivision “For the Alps” can be screened as part of entertainment programmes of parks and reserves, at visitors’ centres or local events.
News from the protected areas
Vendredi 17/01/2014 - Avant-première du film « Minuscule » à Nice pour les écoles du Parc: un film d’animation pour sensibiliser au respect du monde des petites bêtes !
The Swiss National Park (SNP) celebrates its centenary this year. Founded on 1st August 1914, the pioneers created a unique wilderness oasis where the natural development occurs without human influence.
The Association of Austrian Nature Parks (VNÖ) just published in January 2014 a study dedicated to the topic. ALPARC had the chance to contribute with an article reflecting some ‘‘reflections, challenges and experiences in Alpine protected areas’’
The exhibition “Characters of height” unites 31 sound and photographic portraits prepared to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Ecrins National Park (F).Vincent is an artist and baker, Anne a midwife, Claude a lumberjack, Lucie a farmer... These “characters of height” reveal all the humanity at home in the area of the Park.
News from the Alps
The Permanent Secretariat of the Alpine Convention organizes the second "Young scientists Award"