Following an international seminar held in March 2016, the operational unit of ALPARC has been coordinating the drafting of a common strategy and awareness-raising tools to reduce impact on wildlife in the Alps.


The year 2016 has been marked by the launch of a working group within the ALPARC network covering the handling of mountain sports and outdoor activities in winter. On 3 and 4 March, an international seminar in the Massif des Bauges Natural Park brought together over 45 participants from different sectors and from throughout the Alps. They stressed the fundamental need to share methods and experiences and develop a common approach at an Alps-wide level.


A common communication strategy for large protected areas and beyond


A first step in this direction is the We respect Alpine Wildlife (WeWild) project coordinated by the operational unit of ALPARC. Over the next two years (2017-2018), this project aims to strengthen the links between the various initiatives at an Alpine level. Based on a collaborative approach with two workshops in 2017 and with a final conference in 2018, the project aims to develop a common communication strategy. It will provide the first tools for raising awareness, which will then be made available to a multitude of stakeholders in the Alps. Among these will be a website, which will also serve as a resource centre, and a “teaser” video clip drawing attention to the theme. WeWild will recruit members of the ALPARC working group – including several Alpine protected areas – as well as new players such as businesses in the “outdoor” sector.


Background information


Today, mountain sports and outdoor activities in winter are changing dramatically. Experts note an expansion of these activities in terms of time (throughout winter, all day) and space. Studies show that this shift has significant and detrimental effects on Alpine fauna, which is particularly vulnerable during the winter months. This problem requires a greater awareness among practitioners of these activities and among visitors to sensitive sites in order to enable a coexistence between man and wildlife.


The WeWild project has been selected as part of Germany’s Federal Ministry for the Environment's (BMUB) call for projects in 2016 with regard to special “environmental protection” postage stamps. Every two years, the Ministry supports projects proposed by environmental associations through the sale of a special postage stamp. As part of the German Presidency of the Alpine Convention 2015-2016, the 2016 edition of the stamp is called “The Alps – Diversity in Europe”.

04 annonce WeWild timbre BMUB                 Bundesministerium für Umwelt Naturschutz Bau und Reaktorsicherheit Logo.svg

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Sreda, 21 December 2016 14:48

ALPBIONET2030 – začetek projekta

Projekt ALPBIONET2030 omogoča ALPARC-u in 14 drugim partnerjem, da še natančneje izboljšajo vse dejavnosti, ki so bile opravljene v okviru alpske ekološke povezljivosti v zadnjih letih. Med glavne cilje projekta spadajo razvoj kartografije strateških področij za povezljivost v Alpskem loku in okoli njega (Strategic Alpine Connectivity Areas – Saca), razvoj strategije upravljanja prostoživečih živali z različnimi akterji in poglobljeno delo pri mediacijskih orodjih za reševanje sporov, ki se pojavljajo pri izvajanju ekoloških omrežij.


Projekt se je uradno začel 1. in 2. decembra 2016 na srečanju Kick-off na Dunaju (Avstrija). Ta dogodek je združil ne samo partnerje projekta, ampak tudi mnoge opazovalce in osebnosti iz različnih alpskih institucij. Med drugimi so pomembnost tega projekta v alpskem in makroregionalnem kontekstu poudarili tudi generalni sekretar Alpske konvencije g. Markus Reiterer, nemška kontaktna oseba za Alpsko konvencijo ga. Silvia Reppe in predsednik Platforme za ekološko povezanost Alpske konvencije g. Thierry Boisseaux.


Nedavna publikacija ''Alpine Nature 2030 – Creating [ecological] connectivity for generations to come'' je bila vrhunec pomembnega dela priprav, ki zdaj prehaja v bolj operativno fazo, zlasti s projektom ALPBIONET2030. Zavarovana območja mreže ALPARC, ki so prav tako prisotna med partnerji, igrajo ključno vlogo pri vseh dejavnostih, ki jih kot pilotna območja opravljajo za doseganje rezultatov projekta.

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Ponedeljek, 28 November 2016 09:57

Thumbs down for the “Adula Park”

The majority of the municipalities concerned voted this weekend against their participation in the new Adula National Park. Pro Natura regrets this negative vote and speaks of a wasted opportunity. However, the organisation is encouraged that broad support for the idea of sustainable development and respect for nature has been expressed and recognised.

The “Adula Park” option did not win a majority vote this weekend in the municipalities concerned. After sixteen years of work carried forward with discernment and tenacity, the “Adula Park” must be abandoned, at least in its present form. Pro Natura regrets this vote. “There was no majority in the communities involved. It’s a shame,” declares Silva Semadeni, president of Pro Natura. “But the public debates have, however, shown the emergence of a strong and active minority that wants a regional development that is sustainable and respectful of nature.” These voices will have to be heard in future development projects. Pro Natura hopes that the project for the “Adula Park” will serve as a model for other sustainable ideas to develop the region together – with nature and not against it.


Additional information:


Silva Semadeni, president of Pro Natura, tel: (+41) 079 385 53 57
Christian Bernasconi, Pro Natura Ticino, tel. (+41) 079 262 16 51
Jacqueline von Arx, Pro Natura Grisons, tel. (+41) 079 792 23 52
Nicolas Wüthrich, public information officer, (+41) 079 212 52 54, nicolas.wuthrich@pronatura.ch

This press release is also available in German, Italian and from www.pronatura.ch/medias.

Prijava za udeležbo na 22. Memorialu Danilo Re, ki bo na sporedu med 26. in 29. januarjem 2017 v avstrijskem Narodnem parku Gesäuse v Admontu je uradno odprta!

 

Vljudno vas vabimo, da prijavo oddate prek spletnega obrazca. Na uradni spletni strani so objavljeni tudi program dogodka in podrobnejše informacije.

 

Zadnji rok za prijavo je  18. december 2016.

 

Tematski seminar: “ Interpreting the Alps “ – "Interpretacija Alp"
Tokratni seminar bo potekal v obliki niza strokovnih delavnic na temo: 


“INTERPRETING THE ALPS” –  “How do I connect heart and mind with the alpine landscape?“ / "INTERPRETACIJA ALP" – „Kako povezati srce in občutek z alpsko pokrajino?“

 

Vsebinski sklopi delavnic bodo temeljili na osvetljevanju vidikov pristopov k interpretaciji dediščine in praktičnih izkušnjah pri uresničevanju slednjih. Delavnice bodo izvajali člani evropske mreže za interpretacijo dediščine  Interpret Europe. Predavanja bodo potekala v vseh alpskih jezikih (francoščina, nemščina, italijanščina in slovenščina) in angleščini.

 

Generalna skupščina 2017   
Kot običajno bo Generalna skupščina ALPARC potekala v sklopu Memoriala Danilo Re. Zasedanje bo na sporedu 27. januarja 2017.  Na skupščini lahko sodelujejo vsi člani in članice mreže zavarovanih območij v Alpah ALPARC , ki jih ob tej priložnosti vljudno vabimo k udeležbi.
Člani in članice mreže zavarovanih območij v Alpah ALPARC lahko hotelske sobe rezervirajo prek spletnega obrazca za prijavo na dogodek (glej povezavo zgoraj) kot člani tekmovalnih ekip ali kot posamezniki (spremljevalci). Če bi se morda želeli udeležiti le zasedanja Generalne skupščine ALPARC, vas prosimo, da se glede dodatnih možnosti za rezervacijo prenočišča obrnete na sodelavce mreže ALPARC.


Veselimo se snidenja z vami na 22. Memorialu Danilo Re v Admontu!

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Wien, 05.10.2016 (UWD). Die europäischen Naturschutzregelungen Fauna-Flora-Habitat- und Vogelschutzrichtlinie (FFH- und VS-RL) sind Grundlage für die Einrichtung von mittlerweile mehr
als 270 Natura 2000-Gebieten in Österreich. Obwohl die Richtlinien seit 1995 in Österreich in Kraft sind, bestehen immer noch Vorurteile und Ängste, wenn es um die Ausweisung neuer
Gebiete und die Umsetzung von Projekten geht. Einerseits, weil Österreich in der Schutzgebietsausweisung seit Jahren zu den EU-Schlusslichtern zählt und dadurch Verunsicherung
besteht, andererseits, weil diverse Vorurteile – wie etwa wirtschaftliche Benachteiligung durch eine Schutzgebietsausweisung – kursieren. Der Umweltdachverband beauftragte daher im
Rahmen des von EU und Bund geförderten Gemeinschaftsprojekts „gREen.watch“ (Projektpartner BirdLife Österreich und WWF Österreich) die Technische Universität Wien (TU), den Zusammenhang zwischen Natura 2000 und Wirtschaft in einer umfassenden Studie zu erforschen.

Mehr unter: http://www.umweltdachverband.at/inhalt/die-maer-vom-wirtschaftshindernis-natura-2000-aktuelle-studie-schafft-klarheit?ref=89

Vollständige Pressemitteilung auf Deutsch 

Download Studie "Natura 2000 und Wirtschaft"

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On the 4th of November 2016 the University of Geneva together with the University of Lausanne  organizes in Leysin a lifelong learning day on the topic: " Mountains of Switzerland- Developement and the landscape" about the role of the landscape in mountains developement's projects.

Further information about registration and fees are available on this website.

https://www.unige.ch/formcont/montagne/

 

 

 

 

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Ponedeljek, 12 September 2016 16:20

Novice o članih

Novice o članih

 

Z veseljem pozdravljamo letošnja nova člana v naši mreži. To sta Naravni park Ötztal, v Avstriji, in Dežela Furlanija – Julijska krajina, v Italiji.

 

Spremembe

 

Konzorcij Narodni park Stelvio, ki je upravljal s parkom od oktobra 1995, je bil februarja 2016 razpuščen. S 1. marcem so bile funkcije varovanja in upravljanja parka prenesene na pristojne upravne enote: na avtonomni pokrajini Bolzano in Trento ter na Deželo Lombardijo. Usklajevalni odbor, ki mu predseduje Ugo Parolo, skrbi za zagotavljanje enovitosti parka. Wolfgang Platter, direktor bivšega konzorcija, se je 1. septembra 2016 upokojil. Kot dolgoletni dejavni član mreže ostaja podpredsednik Upravnega odbora Alparca do naslednjih volitev. Že zdaj mu izražamo naše najboljše želje za izpolnitev njegovih osebnih načrtov v prihodnosti.


V zvezi s francoskimi zavarovanimi območij vas želimo obvestiti o nekaterih novih imenovanjih.


Henriette Martinez, županja občine Laragne-Montéglin (Hautes-Alpes) in predsednica zveze občin Laragnais, je nova predsednica Regijskega naravnega parka Baronnies Provençales, ustanove, ki jo je podpirala vse od njenih začetkov. Poleg tega je bila letos izvoljena za predsednico mreže regijskih naravnih parkov regije Provence-Alpes-Côte-d’Azur in za podpredsednico Zveze regijskih naravnih parkov Francije.

Eva Aliacar je meseca julija prevzela vlogo direktorice Narodnega parka Vanoise. Nasledila je Emmanuel Michau in je tako že druga ženska direktorica parka od njegove ustanovitve leta 1963.

 

V Regijskem naravnem parku Massif des Bauges je Jean-Luc Desbois, prejšnji poddirektor parka, postal njegov direktor.

 

Trije francoski alpski narodni parki bodo okrepili medsebojno sodelovanje

 

Predsedniki in direktorji treh francoskih narodnih parkov v Alpah (Mercantour, Vanoise, Écrins) želijo združiti svoja prizadevanja ter vzpostaviti medsebojno tehnično sodelovanje in skupno iskanje finančnih virov. Iskanje možnosti evropskega financiranja za skupne dejavnosti je eden izmed pomembnih vidikov sodelovanja. Nekatere dejavnosti že potekajo v medsebojnem sodelovanju: lep primer sta programa "Lacs sentinelles" in "Alpages sentinelles" na področju znanstvenega spremljanja.

 

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Četrtek, 08 September 2016 16:42

Autumn's Readings

Following summer reads on the beach or on the grass, we recommend reads for the beginning of the autumn term with some studious books:

"Wilderei im rhätischen Dreiländereck" - "Poaching in the Raetian region – Cross-border studies tracking until Tibet"

This book (304 p.) was written by Heinrich Haller, Director of the Swiss National Park and will be published in October 2016 in German language and in 2017 in Italian language. A presentation of the book is planned for the 12th October 2016, 8.30pm, in Zernez/CH.

To read an extract: https://issuu.com/haupt/docs/9783258079653

“Urban Protected Areas - Profiles and best practice guidelines” – IUCN (2014)

Continued urbanization and metropolisation make urban protected areas a matter of crucial concern. In this volume the IUCN emphasizes management approaches that are especially relevant to protected areas in urban regions.

Download: https://portals.iucn.org/library/sites/library/files/documents/PAG-022.pdf

 

"Alpine Nature 2030 - Creating [ecological] connectivity for generations to come"

 

ALPARC is currently completing the publication of its book to be published in October 2016, on the occasion of AlpWeek and the XIV Alpine Conference which end the German Presidency of the Alpine Convention, in Grassau/D from the 11th to the 15th October 2016. The book is published by the German Ministry of Environment in English language and will be downloadable on ALPARC website www.alparc.org/nature2030.

 

National Parks Austria (www.nationalparksaustria.at) and Hohe Tauern National Park (www.hohetauern.at) are pleased to announce the 6th International Symposium for Research in Protected Areas, 2nd – 4th of November 2017.


The symposium will be held at the Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Salzburg, Austria. The Call for Themed Sessions is now open: please enter your suggestions for themed sessions before 31 October 2016 online on www.nationalparksaustria.at/symposium2017


Aims
At this symposium researchers, protected areas managers, as well as individuals from government, business, non-governmental organizations and the general public, who are interested in protected areas, may present and discuss topics which are highly significant for protected areas and are currently taken up by research. The manifold aspects of the interrelation between protection aims, protected area management and the impacts on nature, society and the regional economy in times of transition form the general thematic base of this international conference, held every four years since 1996.

Six of Austria’s most ecologically valuable regions have been designated as national parks. They reflect the great diversity of this Central European country: high mountains, forests, water and riparian marshes, and steppes. Austria is part of two biogeographic regions: the alpine and the continental, and most of the Austrian national parks are part of two important regional networks for protected areas: ALPARC and DanubePARKS. In close cooperation with these regional networks, and supported by scientific institutions, we are looking for entries across the entire geographic region from the Western Alps to the Danube Delta.

2-stage Call
In order to identify current issues of relevance for both research and protected areas, the organizers of the Symposium invite all interested individuals, institutions, protected areas, networks and initiatives to propose topics and contributions to this event in two stages: First, we are asking you now to propose session topics. Second, in early 2017 you will be invited to submit presentations for the definitive themed sessions. The conference programme will be finalized by the end of June 2017.


09.Nationalpark Hohe Tauern Kärntner

Call for Themed Sessions
First, please suggest topics for themed sessions. A themed session can be organized as a series of presentations, as a workshop or as a chaired discussion and will last 1.5 hours (or 2x1.5 hours).

Please enter your suggestions for themed sessions no later than 31 October 2016 online on www.nationalparksaustria.at/symposium2017

All proposals to be written in English.

Following a review, the organizers will decide on definitive themed sessions by 12 December 2016.
 
We welcome research topics from all disciplines and basic or applied research relevant for protected areas. We are looking especially for proposals of:
 •    sessions with a clear link to highly significant topics for protected areas and/or management practices
 •    session themes addressing current research or innovative approaches
 •    sessions that promise contributions from different countries (i.e. not park- or country-specific)
 •   sessions focusing on current research approaches to wilderness and wilderness areas in Europe, on one or more aspects like natural processes, global change, threats, visitors, education or   governance

 

Please note:
Conference language will be English.
There will be no refunding of costs for travelling, accommodation and meals that are not included in the conference. We are unable to award grants.

We are looking forward to receiving your proposals of themed sessions for the 6th International Symposium for Research in Protected Areas 2017 in Salzburg!

Many thanks in advance!


08 Logos financeurs Symposium

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Bo 22. izvedba Memoriala »Danilo Re« potekala v kraju Admont (Avstrija) v Gesäuse National park od 26. do 29. januarja 2017.
Kot že tradicionalno, bo v sklopu memoriala, dne 26. januarja 2017 potekalo tudi zasedanje Generalne skupščine ALPARC.logoDaniloReBleu

Sestavite svojo ekipo že sedaj, pripravite se in se nam januarja 2017 pridružite v Admont ter se potegujte za pokal alpskih zavarovanih območij.

 

For further information & registration : http://www.alparc.org/danilore/index.php/slo/

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