Dossiers (21)

Dossier N°08 : Typology of the alpine protected areas
The document uses a typology to demonstrate the differences and similarities between the protected areas in the eight Alpine countries. The Alpine Network is seeking to contribute to a better understanding of these areas which are located in countries with different cultures.
Dossier N°07 : Protected areas of European mountains – Place of life, recreation and exchange
Contains all the documents from the Conference on European Mountain Protected Areas held in Chambéry (France) in November 2002. The conference considered each protected area in turn as a place for living, welcoming visitors and for exchanges.
Dossier N°06 : Flora Alpina : management and cooperation in the Alps
Describes the objectives, proposed methods and initial guidelines for cooperation with regard to information about and management of flora in the Alpine protected areas.
Dossier N°05 :Natura 2000: Protected areas and suggested sites
The Alpine Network of Protected Areas suggested a first inventory of Natura 2000 sites within the protected alpine areas or their vicinity.
Dossier N°04 : Tourism and culture in the alpine protected areas
The document contains 40 representative experiments and projects relating to Alpine protected area policy on the promotion of sustainable tourism and support for the local culture in all its guises.
Dossier N°03 : Directory of the alpine protected areas 2001
Contains information about Alpine protected areas over 100 hectares,: name of the managing body, the director, the address, date of creation, total surface area, etc. The directory is intended to encourage contacts between managers in the Network of Alpine Protected Areas.
Dossier N°02 : Tourism in the alpine protected areas
An inventory of data relating to visitor numbers, amenities and the tourism infrastructure in Alpine protected areas in order to evaluate the impact on the regional economy.
Soft Mobility and Alpine Protected Areas
 Synthesis of the results of the international seminar "Sustainable mobility and Alpine Protected Areas " (June 11th 2008, L’Argentière-la-Bessée/F) and the soft mobility report on existing projects in the Alpine Protected Areas. Sharing of experiences and Know-how concerning sustainable mobility continue in the framework of the ALPARC’s working group “Sustainable Tourism, Cultural Heritage and Soft Mobility ”, coordinated by the Vercors Natural Park/F and the coordination unit of ALPARC network.
Catalogue of possible measures to improve ecological connectivity
 The measure catalogue has been elaborated in the frame of the Ecological Continuum Initiative. It lists 69 exemplary measures from all Alpine countries that can contribute to the implementation of ecological networks. The measures show how areas or structures can be created, conserved or restored so that they can play a role as connecting elements within an ecological network. The measure catalogue has been developed as an instrument to be used by the pilot regions of the Continuum and the ECONNECT projects. Nevertheless it can and should be used by other regions and actors in and outside the Alps who want to improve ecological connectivity. The catalogue gives examples and ideas and practical information such as contact persons and references. Additionally, an evaluation of economic and ecologic aspects has been done for each measure. The catalogue gives also an overview on the sectors and fields that are important when it comes to improving ecological connectivity. An excel table with summarised descriptions of all measures is part of the catalogue. It can be used as a database in order to select…
Best practice examples in sustainable tourism diversification
 This collection of best practices was gathered during in a first survey in the Alpine Protected Areas. It will regularly be updated with new experiences. If you wish to contribute, please do not hesitate to contact us at: Publication: 2009, Alparc edition Action sheets available in at least two languages Please consider that the action sheets are always available in the original language of the participating protected area, as well as translated into French and/or English.