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Wednesday, 09 April 2014 02:00

Last of the wild

Last of the wild: overview of status and monitoring of some wilderness related species in the Natura 2000 network.

Edition: PAN Parks Foundation, 2009


By providing a description of the management and monitoring practices of various protected areas, with regards to chamois, ibex, brown bears, lynx, wolves and white-tailed eagles in its new publication, the PAN Parks Foundation aims to argue for the need for a non-intervention management approach that will ensure healthy and stable populations of these – and other – important wilderness species. In addition, we hope that the present selection of monitoring experience will serve as inspiration to many nature conservation professionals in their handling of wilderness habitats and species around Europe.

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Here you can find all the presentations of the international conference from the 22nd October 2010.

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Wednesday, 09 April 2014 02:00

As nature intended

As nature intended: best practice examples of wilderness management in the Natura 2000 network.


Edition: PAN Parks Foundation, 2009  

The 11 best practice examples of various European national parks collected in this publication describe different aspects of wilderness management in various habitat types also defined by Natura 2000 codes. Through this collection we demonstrate that wilderness management approaches and techniques such as non-intervention management may play a crucial role in the management of protected areas in Europe, and that they are applicable approaches in the Natura 2000 network, where the major objective is to protect ecosystem dynamics.

With these and many more examples, this publication is intended to serve as a useful source of information for policy makers of the European Commission and national institutions, and at the same time wishes to offer feasible non-intervention management techniques for protected area managers directly. We hope that the examples collected will encourage them to consider the application of this versatile management approach in order to enhance and strengthen wilderness protection in Europe. 

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 Réservez dès maintenant vos dates du 8 au 10 octobre 2014 pour le Congrès des Parcs dans le Parc de la Forêt d'Orient (10) qui portera sur le thème

"Les Parcs, acteurs de l'égalité des territoires".

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 “Nature parks strengthen rural territories: such is the paradigm widely heard with regard to nature parks and regional development. The present report “Nature Parks and Regional Sustainable Development” seeks to identify further the factors which enable nature parks to contribute to regional development while equally taking into account aspects of society, the protection of nature and the landscapes.

Thus 32 experts from different countries (Austria, Germany, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Hungary and Switzerland) have looked into these questions. Thanks to a scientific analysis it is possible to define the effects of nature parks on local economies and identify the results obtained by the implementation of different actions.

26 projects stemming from nature parks in Austria and other countries present examples of successful regional development in nature parks. The themes under scrutiny range from the enhancement of landscapes through local produce, sustainable mobility and visitor management to environmental education and other innovative concepts and projects. 

 Source: Federation of Austrian Nature Parks (VNÖ)

Link to download the report (in German)

Monday, 31 March 2014 02:00

Catalogue of the communication products

The catalogue lists the various Alpine Network publications: conference proceedings; specialist subjects; bulletins; educational material; book of Alpine stories and legends; special items such as the map of Alpine protected areas and the 'Mountains and myths' exhibition.

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In 2004, the Permanent Committee of the Alpine Convention puts the Alpine Network in charge of preparing a study on the national and transboundary links existing between protected areas. The results will permit to make recommendations for strategies on a large scale and will present possible territorial connections as well as political, national and regional development measures. This study could thus be used as a framework for creation and implementation of an alpine ecological territorial network.

Edited by ALPARC in the collection « Alpensignale » of the Alpine Convention

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Alpine Ecological Network

Published in Dossiers

Provides an interpretation key for the aerial photos used as the basis for the INTERREG III B HABITALP programme, which is intended to create a map-based transnational spatial database.

Published in Dossiers

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.

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