The newsletter of the Alpine Network of Protected Areas N°68 - June 2018

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n° 68 | June 2018 NEWS  CALENDAR  FOCUS ON

Dear Colleagues and Friends of ALPARC,

The Berchtesgaden National Park, created in 1978, belongs with its preliminary forms of protection status to one of the oldest protected areas of the Alps. The 40th Anniversary Year of the park is for me an important occasion to stress the significance of the role of the National Park as a protected area and its involvement in the international network of the Alps.

The pioneers of the Berchtesgaden National Park had a long-term vision for nature protection in this area and this cannot be separated from the integration of the Park in an Alp-wide network for knowledge exchange, the establishment of an ecological network and the realisation of common projects which single parks can’t perform. Our common efforts at international level in this time of climate change and a dramatic loss of biodiversity are more crucial than ever and will be even more so in the future.

Discover the latest news from the alpine network and the upcoming events on this newsletter.

Have a nice reading,

Dr. Roland Baier
Director of the Berchtesgaden National Park
Secretary General of ALPARC


News from the network ALPARC

Alpine Ecological Connectivity: a common issue for the Alpine Convention and EUSALP

Since 2007 ALPARC has contributed to coordinating the Ecological Network Platform of the Alpine Convention together with the respective presidencies of Germany and France. The activities of this working group are crucial for the preservation of Alpine...Read More

March 2018 - ALPARC Conference: Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Drones) to Facilitate work in Protected Areas

Sunrise on a bright autumn day in a mountain nature reserve, somewhere in the Swiss Alps. Several chamois and ibex graze about in a pasture above the tree line. But suddenly, there is a movement and a noise in the sky and all the animals disperse within...Read More

The 4th edition of Youth at the Top is coming soon and bringing some novelties

Parc national du Mercantour © Olivier Leonard The educational international project Youth at the Top is in its 4th edition. The project has evolved and is introducing some novelties for this year of 2018, with a new use for the postcards, now also in a new version, and the introduction of a common...Read More

GaYA pilot sites engaged in the process to involve the alpine young generation at local level

15 GaYA pilot sites have engaged a large diversity of activities aiming at promoting the participation of the young generation at political level.
The actions go from conceiving or upgrading a youth center, to revising the youth policy of the municipality...Read More

YOUrALPS in line with EUSALP Action Group 3 topics – Education, Labor Market Adequacy and Training

On May 2nd and 3rd, ALPARC participated at the 9th meeting of EUSALP action group 3 which was held in Poschiavo, CH. The main focus of the action group work is dual education and the creation of future opportunities on the Alpine job market.
The YOUrALPS...Read More


News from the protected areas

Creation of a Youth Advisory Board in the Prealpi Giulie Natural Park

One of the latest items of news from the Prealpi Giulie Natural Park concerns the foundation of a Youth Advisory Board. As of the day of its foundation there are 13 members, aged 16-30, some of them having had experience of the Junior...Read More

8 videos to raise awareness on outdoors sports activities jointly developed by the French Regional Natural Parks of Auvergne- Rhônes Alpes (France)

The regional natural parks are the perfect location for outdoors activities: wonderful landscapes, extraordinary natural surroundings, several walking trails and more besides. However, people who engage in outdoor sports in this area need to consider...Read More


International news

New publication on sustainability and youth work

The importance of educating the young generation about sustainable developed is addressed in the new publication “T-KIT 13 - Sustainability and youth work (2018)”.  
To support young people to understand and adopting more sustainable lifestyle,...Read More

The Bern Convention launches the campaign #NotAlone

On the occasion of the International Day for Biological Diversity, the Bern Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats launches the social media campaign #NotAlone. The campaign focuses on cities which, due to climate change,...Read More
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