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Christian SCHWOEHRER – Director of ASTERS Conservatory of natural areas in Haute Savoie
 The key words that come to my mind when I think about Alparc are: a dynamic network at the Alpine Arc an actor for the implementation of the Alpine Convention, who provides a permanent presence of all the Alpine protected areas role of experience transfers, managements tools for the benefit…
Marie HEURET - Project manager bearded vulture
  In a program of reintroduction and conservation of a species that crosses borders such as the bearded vulture, Alparc used its network experience to bring together different Alpine actors, who work for the same purpose ... also if not always in the same direction. Beyond the mountains, crossing the…
Alain MORAND, Mercantour National Park, Head of the Research Service for Cultural and Natural Heritage Sites
 I have worked on environmental and biodiversity issues for almost 20 years (first for my PhD, then as a university lecturer and researcher, then a consultant and scientific expert for various different protected areas). I have always felt that not only is it rewarding to work at several levels, but…
Alexandre MIGNOTTE, Director of CIPRA France
Obviously, ALPARC is a transalpine network of protected areas – the importance of its role is generally recognised throughout the Alps and beyond. I do not think I need to add anything more – it could be taken the wrong way. [...] Both personally and on behalf of CIPRA France,…
Christian Neumüller, Head of International Relations, Vanoise National Park (France)
  [...] I have been fortunate enough to benefit from ALPARC's unifying role in the course of various activities that have been organised: thematic seminars, technical projects, general assemblies and friendly sporting events. [...] Paradoxically, ALPARC's coordination of a multinational network has also helped me by promoting local partnership activities…
Isabelle ROUX, REEMA coordinator (Alpine Mountain Environment Education Network)
 [...] ALPARC has given us access to an international audience that REEMA would have been unable to reach on its own. For the group of the heads of Education in the French Alpine protected areas (chaired by REEMA), there is real added value in being able to pool ideas about…
Guido Meeus, Environmental education service, Parc national de la Vanoise
 "I was there in Gap in October 1995 when ALPARC was created. If I had to summarise what has happened over the past 15 years, I would say that despite the language barriers, we have really seen people opening their eyes to new possibilities and engaging in in-depth discussions. I…
Pascal Saulay, In charge of “Multimedia”, Parc national des Ecrins
Comments after returning from a work meeting held in a visitor centre in the South Tyrol natural parks (Sand in Taufers): "I would never have seen the visitor centre if it hadn't been for the work meeting. Every ALPARC project meeting has additional benefits: we learn more and improve daily…
Claude Dautrey, Director of the Reception & Communication service, Parc national des Ecrins
  "It is the sense of personal adventure that has really impressed me: meeting a team of young people with a great project is a wonderful thing. We have addressed all the key issues: we have created a visual identity, set up a photo library and begun to communicate. There…