The newsletter of the Alpine Network of Protected Areas N°66 - December 2017

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n° 66| december 2017 NEWS  CALENDAR  FOCUS ON

During the year 2017, ALPARC has carried out many activities, organised several workshops and meetings and managed 2 Interreg Alpine Space projects as a lead partner as well as being involved in a third one. In the year 2018, ALPARC will continue to deserve nature protection and sustainable innovative development in protected area regions by a large variety of activities promoting international cooperation between the Alpine protected areas.

This newsletter reports on ALPARC’s latest actions and projects as well as the main achievements of the Ecological Connectivity Platform of the Alpine Convention and the network’s engagement in Action Group 7 of EUSALP and gives information about news or changes in the Alpine protected areas.

The ALPARC team and the ALPARC presidency and board wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.


News from the network ALPARC

Considering ecological connectivity in spatial planning documents

A challenging mission for the Ecological Network Platform of the Alpine Convention
Members of the Ecological Network Platform of the Alpine Convention met in Valdieri in the Alpi Marittime Nature Park (I) at the beginning of November 2017....(...)

Youth participation in politics in the Alps: GaYA action goes from local to transnational level

In the frame of the EU Interreg Alpine Space project GaYA (Governance and Youth in the Alps), 15 pilot sites engage in experimental approaches to involve young people in local politics. Four ALPARC members are participating in the project. Besides, the...(...)

WeWild project: The initiative grows through two further workshops in France and Italy

After a first workshop in Vorarlberg last March, ALPARC has recently organised two further workshops in Les Ecrins National Park (France) and in the nature parks of the Ossola Valleys (Italy) in the frame of the WeWild project. The aim of the project...(...)

Youth at the Top 2017 : Official video released !

The video clip reflecting the atmosphere of the 3rd edition of Youth at Top has just been released !
Are you curious? Please have a look and discover the experiences lived by our young participants and their guides.
The third edition of “Youth...(...)

Korean National Park Service visits ALPARC office

On November 22, the ALPARC operational unit had the pleasure of welcoming a group of researchers and park managers from the Republic of Korea. The group, led by Mr Kim Won Kyung, Senior Researcher at the Korea National Park Service, (KNPS) who also provided...(...)

News from the protected areas

New territorial perspectives in the Alps

Territorial perspectives in the Alps are subject to change and constantly developing. Thus, the Ammergauer Alpen Region was given Nature Park status while in the Rätikon, the idea of a nature park has been further developed.

A new nature park in...(...)

Changes in management at the head of two National Parks in Austria and Italy

Two national parks have experienced major changes in their highest management unit : in the National park Gran Paradiso, Michele Ottino has already retired while the director of the National Park Kalkalpen Erich Mayrhofer will retire at the end of the...(...)


News from the Alps

1st EUSALP Annual Forum

The 1st EUSALP Annual Forum took place on 23-24 November 2017 in Munich. It included a large variety of events and workshops presenting mostly the first results from the Action Groups.
Action Group 7 on ecological connectivity, in which ALPARC is actively...(...)

“Sensible”: A New Documentary Film on Alpine Fauna

On Wednesday 9th December “Sensible”, the new documentary on Alpine fauna, was broadcast on French TV.
We are immediately transported into the reality of Alpine protected areas with the interview of the co-filmmaker, Geoffrey...(...)


International news

A 5% increase in the surface of protected areas could triple biodiversity protection

A study from the laboratory of Alpine Ecology in Grenoble (CNRS) and University of Yale shows that an increase of only 5% in the surface of protected areas would strongly increase the preservation of mammals and bird species.
Since biodiversity is generally...(...)

23rd Danilo Re Memorial 2018 &ALPARC General Assembly 26-28/01/2018

ALPARC conference - Use of drones in alpine protected areas 26-27/03/2018

ALPBIONET2030 mid-term conference 27-28/06/2018

8th International Conference on UNESCO Global Geoparks 2018 8-14/09/2018

GaYA final conference 30-1/12/2018

Congrès des Rèserves naturelles de France 2018 4-7/04/2018

Have a look at the most recent ALPARC's videos on our YouTube channel !

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