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Here you can find all the presentations of the international conference from the 22nd October 2010.

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Wednesday, 09 April 2014 02:00

WWF Lving Planet Report 2010

The Living Planet Report is helping raise public awareness of the pressures on the biosphere and spreading the message that “business as usual” is not an option.The report contributes to fostering action, as what gets measured gets managed.

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Wednesday, 09 April 2014 02:00

Natura 2000 in alpine region

Natura 2000 in the alpine region

Natura 2000 in the alpine region Natura 2000 in the alpine region Official Publication of the European Communities, 2006, 12p.        

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Pauchard A. et al. (2009).

Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 7, 479-486.

Mountain Invasion Research Network


Most studies of invasive species have been in highly modified, lowland environments, with comparatively little attention directed to less disturbed, high-elevation environments. However, increasing evidence indicates that plant invasions do occur in these environments, which often have high conservation value and provide important ecosystem services. Over a thousand non-native species have become established in natural areas at high elevations worldwide, and although many of these are not invasive, some may pose a considerable threat to native mountain ecosystems.

Here, we discuss four main drivers that shape plant invasions into high-elevation habitats: (1) the (pre-)adaptation of non-native species to abiotic conditions, (2) natural and anthropogenic disturbances, (3) biotic resistance of the established communities, and (4) propagule pressure. We propose a comprehensive research agenda for tackling the problem of plant invasions into mountain ecosystems, including documentation of mountain invasion patterns at multiple scales, experimental studies, and an assessment of the impacts of non-native species in these systems. The threat posed to high-elevation biodiversity by invasive plant species is likely to increase because of globalization and climate change. However, the higher mountains harbor ecosystems where invasion by nonnative species has scarcely begun, and where science and management have the opportunity to respond in time.

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Wednesday, 09 April 2014 02:00

As nature intended

As nature intended: best practice examples of wilderness management in the Natura 2000 network.


Edition: PAN Parks Foundation, 2009  

The 11 best practice examples of various European national parks collected in this publication describe different aspects of wilderness management in various habitat types also defined by Natura 2000 codes. Through this collection we demonstrate that wilderness management approaches and techniques such as non-intervention management may play a crucial role in the management of protected areas in Europe, and that they are applicable approaches in the Natura 2000 network, where the major objective is to protect ecosystem dynamics.

With these and many more examples, this publication is intended to serve as a useful source of information for policy makers of the European Commission and national institutions, and at the same time wishes to offer feasible non-intervention management techniques for protected area managers directly. We hope that the examples collected will encourage them to consider the application of this versatile management approach in order to enhance and strengthen wilderness protection in Europe. 

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Itinérance récréative, itinérance de vie ?

Pistes de réflexion pour renouveler la gestion et le développement des territoires 

Séminaire et Rencontre citoyenne de la Montagne

19 et 20 décembre 2013, CERMOSEM, Le Pradel

Dans la continuité des recherches du réseau sur l’itinérance récréative et les migrations d’agrément, et de la dynamique des Rencontres Citoyennes de la Montagne, ce séminaire est ouvert à tous.

Chercheurs, acteurs, pratiquants et toute personne intéressée peuvent venir débattre du sujet et participer à ces rencontres.

Vous trouverez le programme détaillé ci-dessous; pour vous inscrire, remplissez le bulletin d'inscription à ce lien

 We have already talked about it last autumn ; the film “Bearded vulture and men” makes its way. It won the first price at the “Festival de l’insolite Vendée Nature 2013” in the wildlife documentary film category.

It’s the fifth reward for this film since the beginning after Albert in Somme (Fr), Rabat (Maroc),Ya’an (China) and Matsalu (Finland). The film is still currently broadcasted on Montagne TV in France and in many other countries (Canada, Austria, Korea…). Numerous projections are still organized for the public through Tourist offices, regional and national parks and film festivals. The next ones will be “Silences du Ventoux” 17th July and Natural history museum of Geneva in autumn. 

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Saturday, 15 June 2013 02:00

The « Mont Viso » Biosphere Reserve

 Since 28th May 2013, the Alps have had a new trans-border biosphere reserve: the Italian and French territories situated on each side of Mont Viso now constitute two biosphere reserves totalling 294,000 hectares and including 4 sites already listed as Unesco World Heritage Sites.

About twenty communes are concerned on the French side and 88 on the Italian side.

This classification is thanks to the collaboration between the Pô Cuneese and Queyras regional parks, which made a joint application to obtain the international UNESCO “Man and Biosphere” recognition on a national and trans-border level. 

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. 

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In 2004, the Permanent Committee of the Alpine Convention puts the Alpine Network in charge of preparing a study on the national and transboundary links existing between protected areas. The results will permit to make recommendations for strategies on a large scale and will present possible territorial connections as well as political, national and regional development measures. This study could thus be used as a framework for creation and implementation of an alpine ecological territorial network.

Edited by ALPARC in the collection « Alpensignale » of the Alpine Convention

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Alpine Ecological Network

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