The newsletter of the Alpine Network of Protected Areas N°53 - December 2014

N°53 - December 2014

2013, 2014… soon 2015, the years go by – it is now almost 20 years since the beginning of international cooperation between Alpine protected areas. We wish all the managers of the Alpine protected areas of the Alpine Arc a restful Christmas season and a dynamic New Year 2015, the 20th year of our cooperation, full of energy to go forward together in the Alps.
Guido Plassmann,
Director ALPARC                                      Read the complete article

News from the network ALPARC

Creating and Sharing during the Mountain Environment Education Workshop in Berchtesgaden

The 3rd “Mountain Environment Education in the Alpine Protected Areas” international Workshop was held from 21st to 23rd October 2014, jointly organised by ALPARC and REEMA (the French Network of Alpine Mountain Education) with the Berchtesgaden...Read More

How Policies Can Enable Biodiversity– Conclusions of the greenAlps Project

About a hundred delegates: managers of protected areas, representatives of authorities, politicians, ONGs  and local players, citizens and researchers, met together on 13th, 14th and 15th October 2014 in Chambéry (FR) to learn about and discuss...Read More

Register for the 2015 Danilo Re Memorial!

The 20th edition of the Danilo Re Memorial will take place from 22nd to 25th January 2015 in the Hohe Tauern National Park, in Defereggental, East Tyrol, Austria.
This competition for park rangers and staff of the protected areas, which first...Read More

Opening of the Extranet ALPARC

In order to answer to all the request of the different working groups and in order to support the project coordination, we developed the joint online working space “ALPARC extranet”.
At the beginning it will offer, by the end of the year, a platform...Read More

ALPARC on Twitter

After the launching of the ALPARC Facebook page, you can now find us on Twitter. To find out everything about our latest activities, be up to date on what is happening in the Alps, follow us on our ALPARC account: ALPARC@Alparc_info....Read More


News from the protected areas

Ségolène Royal signs the ministerial decree establishing the Baronnies provençales Regional Nature Park

The 8th December 2014, the French Ministry of the environment, Ségolène Royal signed the ministerial decree establishing the Baronnies provençales Regional Nature Park in Vinsorbes (Drôme, France) during a meeting organized by Didier Guillaume...Read More

A New UNESCO Dolomites World Heritage Permanent Exhibition in the Nature Park House in Toblach/South Tirol

In 2009 large parts of the Dolomites across 5 Provinces were recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
Among the World Heritage objectives are sensitization and awareness building. With this in mind, the Nature Parks Office of the Autonomous Province...Read More

The Gran Paradiso National Park enters the IUCN “Green List”

There are now more than 210,000 protected areas in the world. Among these, 23 have been placed on the IUCN ( International Union for Conservation of Nature) Green List, the first worldwide certificate that recognises effectiveness and equity...Read More

Prealpi Giulie and the Triglav Parks recognized as official transboundary pilot region for ecological connectivity

ALPARC has been present at the XIII. Alpine Conference in Torino on 21st November 2014.  
We are particularly proud that two of the alpine protected areas members of ALPARC, the Prealpi Giulie Nature Park (Italy) and the Triglav National...Read More


News from the Alps

The bearded vulture soars high in the Alps

On Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 November, the Vulture Conservation Foundation (VCF) held its annual international meeting in the Mercantour National Park. Around 80 experts in the Bearded Vulture (or Lammergeier) descended on the Ubaye...Read More


International news

DANUBEPARKS – The Danube River Network of Protected Areas … and what we can learn from ALPARC

Danube RiverIt was in 2007 that the Danube River protected areas first stressed the importance of  Danube-wide cooperation. The fall of the Iron Curtain and the extension of the European Union around the same time had changed the political map of South...Read More

New Transatlantic Cooperation Berchtesgaden National Park / GER - Yosemite National Park / USA

Dr. Michael Vogel, Head of Berchtesgaden National Park, and Superintendent Don Neubacher, Director of Yosemite National Park in California/USA, agreed a targeted cooperation in the areas of knowledge, research, education and public relations.
As early...Read More


Protected areas in the spotlight

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...Read More



News from the network ALPARC

News from the protected areas

News from the Alps

International news

Protected area in the spotlight


2015: General Assembly ALPARC in the Hohe Tauern, Tyrol (Austria) | 23/01/2015

20th edition of the Danilo Re Memorial | 22-25/01/2015

SWIFCOB 15 "Dialogue between research and conservation practice" | 16/01/2015

Quand la nature dépasse (enfin) les bornes ! | 30/03/2015


focus on...

greenAlps Project Conclusions



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