Protected area in the spotlight

Tuesday, 02 December 2014

Orobie Valtellinesi Regional Park

Orobie Valtellinesi Regional Park
The Orobie Valtellinesi Regional Park extends on the northern side of the Orobic Alps, the first Alpine chain we meet climbing northwards up the lowlands of Lombardy and the Alpine foothills.From a geomorphologic standpoint, the Park features a very complex landscape, characterized by fourteen ravines carved by the action of…
Tuesday, 27 August 2013

National park Vanoise

National park Vanoise
Situated between the high Maurienne and Tarentaise valleys, the Vanoise National Park is home to high mountains, rising to more than 3, 000 m, on which many glaciers remain. There are also valleys which open onto wide, easily accessible passes. The variety of its rocks (calcareous, gypsum, sandstone, quartzite, shale,…
Thursday, 17 April 2014

Logarska Dolina Krajinski Park

Logarska Dolina Krajinski Park
Pour préserver la traditionnelle COEXISTENCE DE L’HOMME ET DE LA NATURE et pour garantir la conservation des précieuses caractéristiques naturelles et culturelles de la vallée de Logar (Logarska Dolina) dans le futur, un décret a proclamé en 1987 la création du Parc paysager Logarska Dolina. Un parc naturel est un…
Thursday, 13 December 2012

Regional park Préalpes d’Azur

Regional park Préalpes d’Azur
 Between the prestigious Riviera and the high mountains of the Mercantour, this mountainous territory, composed of karst plateaus, gorges, forests and fertile valleys, the Préalpes d'Azur is still relatively unknown. There is a rural culture reigning, around picturesque, alive and convivial villages. This is one of the territories of France's…
Tuesday, 02 October 2012

The Mont Avic Nature Park

The Mont Avic Nature Park
 The Mont Avic nature park covers the area of approximately 5.800 hectares between the high alpine valleys of Champdepraz and Champorcher in the Italian region of Aosta Valley. Together with Gran Paradiso national park and Vanoise national park in France, it forms vast and one of the largest trans boundary…
The natural regional Park Massif des Bauges
 The Massif des Bauges, natural regional park since 1995, covers between 250 and 2217m and an area of 856 km². The park is divided in the two departments Savoy (46 municipalities) and the Haute-Savoie (18 municipalities). The 64 municipalities in the Park hosts 70 000 inhabitants (in 2008) and are…
Alpine Park Karwendel – Austria’s largest natural parkin Karwendel
The Alpine Park Karwendel encompasses almost all of the Karwendel range. Extending over 727 km², the park is the largest protected area in the state of Tyrol and Austria's largest nature park. The area’s exceptional conservation value was recognised very early on. Tyrol’s oldest protected area first came into being…
Friday, 02 March 2012

The nature park Weißbach

The nature park Weißbach
 The nature park Weißbach is situated between Loferer, Leoganger and Reiter Steinbergen in the region of Salzburg (A) and is bounded to the nature reserve “Northern Kalkhochalpen” on the Salzburg side and to Bavaria by the national park and, respectively, by the biosphere reserve Berchtesgaden . In 2011, the XI…
Saturday, 10 December 2011

The Adamello Park

The Adamello Park
 The Adamello Park covers an area of about 510 square kilometres on the Lombard side of the Adamello massif and along the valleys that descend from it as far as the Oglio river in Valle Camonica in the Province of Brescia. The Park stands within the administrative areas of 19…
Among "stavoli", "casere" and paths: the natural regional Park of the Prealpi Giulie!
  The Prealpi Giulie natural regional park extends across the territory of the villages of Resia, Resiutta, Chiusaforte, Lusevera, Venzone and Moggio Udinese within less than 100 km². It includes the most elevated parts of the mountain ranges of the Plauris Mountain, Musi Mountains and the Canin Mountain, and slopes…
The Regional Nature Park Biosfera Val Müstair
The Regional Nature Park Val Müstair (Switzerland)  The Regional Nature Park Biosfera Val Müstair, UNESCO biosphere reserve since June 2010 (common with SNP) represents a sort natural of buffer zone for both of the old and important protected core zones of the National Parks Swiss and Stelvio/I. Since January 2011…
The Gruyère Pays d'Enhaut Regional Natural Park
 Located in the Swiss cantons of Vaud and Fribourg, stretching from the Vaud riviera (Montreux) to Bulle, from Gstaad to Gruyères, the Gruyère Pays d'Enhaut Regional Natural Park is an unspoiled rural area in the foothills of the Alps but has also been a popular tourist destination since the 19th…
Sunday, 25 April 2010

Naturpark Nagelfluhkette

Naturpark Nagelfluhkette
 Established in 2008, the Nagelfluhkette Nature Park brings together communities in the southern Allgäu and the Vorderer Bregenzerwald. It is the first nature park to span the border between Germany and Austria. The communities contained in the protected area are all located in the renowned Nagelfluhkette range. The massif is…