Die Akzeptanz von Grossschutzgebieten aus der Perspektive der ansässigen Bevölkerung und lokaler Akteursgruppen - eine Studie über den Naturpark Ötztal.

Magisterarbeit von Matthias Wenzel, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Juni 2011  

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Wednesday, 09 April 2014 02:00

bibliography on the topic of climate change

 Useful bibliography on the topic of climate change.

This resourceis currently under development. Your contributions are welcome.

Link(s) :
  • People, Protected areas and Global change "People, Protected areas and Global change: Participatory conservation in Latin America, Africa, Asia and Europe." Galvin M, Haller T, editors. 2008. Perspectives of the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) North-South, University of Bern, Vol. 3. Bern: Geographica Bernensia. 560 pp. ISBN: 978-3-905835-06-9 Online book: 8 Mb          
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Protected Areas offer a cost effective solution to the impacts of climate change, according to a new book from IUCN, The Nature Conservancy, the United Nations Development Programme, Wildlife Conservation Society, the World Bank and WWF.

Protected areas play a major role in reducing climate changing carbon dioxide emissions in the atmosphere.

Fifteen percent of the world’s terrestrial carbon stock - 312 Gigatonnes - are stored in protected areas around the world. In Canada, over 4,000 million tons of carbon dioxide is sequestered in 39 national parks, estimated to be worth $39-87 billion in carbon credits. In the Brazilian Amazon, protected lands are expected to prevent 670,000 km² of deforestation by 2050, representing 8 billion tons of avoided carbon emissions.

Protected areas also serve as natural buffers against climate impacts and other disasters, providing space for floodwaters to disperse, stabilizing soil against landslides and blocking storm surges. It has been estimated that coastal wetlands in the United States provide $23.2 billion a year in protection against flooding from hurricanes.

And protected areas can keep natural resources healthy and productive so they can withstand the impacts of climate change and continue to provide the food, clean water, shelter and income communities rely upon for survival. Thirty three of the world’s 100 largest cities derive their drinking water from catchments within forest protected areas. 

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Considering that

the mountain ranges are the water towers of our planet,

the mountaineers, in cooperation with the large population centers of Piedmont, are rallying together to adopt adaptation strategies in response to global change that is taking place, and to prevent the risks of droughts and floods. Elected officials, water managers and scientists are invited to meet together to share ideas, debate and promote joint management of the water, at the lever of upper basins.

More information and registration at this link

Tuesday, 01 April 2014 02:00

Mythical Mountains

 In History of Humanity, the mountains have always been a symbol between the here and hereafter, between the tangible and inexplicable. That’s why we are getting closer to the summits with a very particular feeling, almost a religious one!

Numerous legends about Gods, Heroes, Genesis and End of the World has climbed these mountains and still wander there nowadays. These stories are found in other mountainous regions of the Planet.

The Alps have been and still are inhabited by men from different languages and cultures. This diversity is reflected in myths of the mountain. These one must remind us that the attacks of the men on the mountainous world can lead to a breaking a the natural balance.

It is thanks to this idea that the Alpine Network of Protected Areas has decided to create an exhibition in the framework of The International Year of the Mountain, which started in 2002 with UNESCO and FAO. 34 alpine protected areas are represented in 16 modules to create this travelling exhibition. It is recounting the Myth of the Alps talking about the Mythical Mountain of each protected area represented in this exhibition.


Contact for the exhibition: info@alparc.org


Planning :

Beginning October 2008-End October 2008:

Place: Bled/SL-Triglavski Narodni Park

November 2008-April 2009 :

Place: Zernez/CH, Swiss National Park

April 2009-October 2009:

Place: Martell/Martello/I, Stelvio National Park  

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This publication is composed of 2 parts : the narrative part which presents the existing tales and legends in the protected areas and the informative part which gives details on different aspects of the area.

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Monday, 31 March 2014 02:00

The Alps under pressure

Prevention and adaptation to climate changes in the alpine protected areas
Available in French, German, Italian and Slovenian

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Monday, 31 March 2014 02:00

Catalogue of the communication products

The catalogue lists the various Alpine Network publications: conference proceedings; specialist subjects; bulletins; educational material; book of Alpine stories and legends; special items such as the map of Alpine protected areas and the 'Mountains and myths' exhibition.

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The Alpine Protected areas as promoters of soft mobility.

Brochure published in the framework of the international seminar « Soft mobility and alpine protected areas » (ALPARC - MEEDDAT/F, 2008). 

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