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Monday, 10 June 2019 10:23

Links4Soils summer school

The Links4Soils summer school will take place from June 10th of June to 14th 2019 on the Pokljuka Plateau, a part of the Triglav National Park in Slovenia (TNP) biosphere reserve.
Five exciting days of an interactive program with creative and inspiring minds on the Pokljuka plateau, Slovenia!

Members of the high school students in the alpine region are invited to join and learn about soils, how soil is vital for humans, nature, environment and entire life in terrestrial ecosystems. Soils, soil diversity, soil ecosystem services and protection are main topics that will be presented to the youth interestingly and understandably. Groups of five to six students with a school mentor will be hosted by the local organisers (the Agricultural Institute of Slovenia and the Slovenian Forest Service) and coached by an international group of professors of soil science and experts – Links4Soils project partners. Accommodation of participants (students and accompanying teachers, soil experts of international reputation as well as researchers from institutes and universities the school mentors) and meals will be arranged with the kind assistance of the TNP and the Slovenian Ministry of Defence.

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"The Alps in my backpack” a multifunctional pedagogical tool for activities linked to the Alps, mountain heritage and protected alpine areas is available for you! 

“The Alps in my backpack” is a big sheet, measuring 240 x 150 cm and printed on a durable fabric. It shows the map of the Alps and all their principal protected nature reserves. Moreover, it presents the diversity of Alpine landscapes, emblematic species, the creation of the Alps, cultural and linguistic diversity, and current issues in the Alpine territory.
The tool has been created collectively by members of the “Mountain environmental education in Alpine protected areas” working group, which had long wanted to benefit from a simple and practical shared tool during their activities, for addressing alpine issues in their global dimension, beyond the usual boundaries.

As part of the 2017 edition of “Youth at the top”, rangers, animators and educators will be invited to use(s) the “Alps in my backpack” tool.

Please notice that 3 copies of the “Alps in my backpack"  tool are available for free for all the ALPARC members.

To obtain one or more copies of this tool, please contact info [at]

Coordination: ALPARC
Concept and content: ALPARC and  Mountain Environmental Education working group
Cartographic data: SIG ALPARC 2016
Graphic design: Régis Ferré

Co-financed by the German Ministry for the Environment and the Principality of Monaco

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 of Bolzano has completed a new 250 m² permanent exhibition in the Nature Park House in Toblach.
The exhibition was created by the State Office for Nature Parks together with the State Office for Hochbau Ost. The exhibition concept was drawn up by a working group consisting of architect and project manager Bruno Rubner from Bruneck, geologist Emiliano Oddone from the firm Dolomiti Project from Feltre and members of staff from the Nature Parks Office, among whom Maria Margareth Pallhuber and Artur Kammerer.

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Opening Times:
From 2nd May to 31st October 2014 and from 30th December 2014 to 28th March 2015, Tuesdays to Saturdays from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm and from 2.30 pm to 6 pm.
In July and August also open all day Sundays and Thursdays from 6 pm to 10 pm.

Admission free

Naturparkhaus Drei Zinnen,
Kulturzentrum Grand Hotel Toblach
Dolomitenstr. 1 39034 Toblach
Tel. 0474 973017  Fax 0474 973974


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Integratives Geoinformationsmanagement in der Schutzgebietsforschung - Räumliche Genauigkeit als Schlüsselelement des Wissenstransfers

Rudolf Michael Haller
Edited by Haupt Verlag, 2011. Collection "National Park Research in Switzerland" ("Nationalpark-Forschung in der Schweiz", Nr 95)
Format PDF, 284 pages
Language: German
ISBN: 9783258400006

What about if inexact spatial data would lead to inaccurate results in ecological studies and thus induce false conclusions for protected areas management?

This publication looks into this fundamental question and checks the prevalent concepts until now.

You can download the publication at (39.-€), only in German.

Source: Research Council of the Swiss National Park & the Biosfera Val Müstair
Swiss Academy of Sciences, Schwarztorstrasse 9, CH – 3007 Bern, Switzerland

Published in uncategorised

“The Alps. From Rio 1992 to 2012 and beyond: 20 years of Sustainable Mountain Development. What have we learnt and where should we go?”. The report from M. Price et al. proposes some answers to these interrogations, focusing on the role of networks such as ALPARC for the development of mountain areas.

Published in uncategorised
Tuesday, 01 April 2014 02:00

The Alps : a unique natural heritage

Brochure: The Alps : a unique natural heritage - A common vision for the conservation of their biodiversity

A brochure focused on the extraordinary biodiversity found in the Alps with descriptions classified under different thematic headings. It also highlights man's impact on that biodiversity and strategies for protecting high-priority areas in the Alps. The brochure is the result of the WWF's work in conjunction with the Network of Alpine Protected Areas, CIPRA and ISCAR. 

Published in Co-edition

This brochure presents the Carpathian Network of Protected Areas

Published in Brochures

The report examines the processes and actions used to establish the Carpathian Network of Protected Areas. The first section describes the nature conservation structures in place in the Alps and the Carpathian mountains and also gives technical details about the partnership. Based on the responses to a questionnaire, the second section looks at the needs and expectations of the Carpathian protected areas in relation to the network's future.

Published in Dossiers

Contains all the documents from the Conference on European Mountain Protected Areas held in Chambéry (France) in November 2002. The conference considered each protected area in turn as a place for living, welcoming visitors and for exchanges.

Published in Dossiers