The Newsletter of the Alpine Network of Protected Areas N°74 *Special Edition* - January 2020

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N° 74 | January 2020 NEWS  CALENDAR  FOCUS ON

Dear Friends and Colleagues, 

We would like to ring in the new year by taking the time to reflect back on another year of challenging work as well as looking forward to what the year 2020 will bring. At the end of the 2019, we published our new, user-friendly website. This web page features our projects and fields of work, a variety of Alpine resources as well as the latest news concerning protected areas and the environment. Please take the time to browse our new homepage available here.

The new year looks promising as we will be working on three new Interreg Alpine Space Programme projects: HEALPS2, OpenSpaceAlps and LUIGI. Furthermore, we are also pleased to announce that the 6th edition of Youth at the Top will take place from July 16th-17th, 2020. Local event registration will open in March.
2020 will be an important year since we will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of ALPARC by focusing on the theme of climate change in the Alps. It is not by chance that the 25th edition of the Danilo Re Memorial in Kaprun and Mittersill offered a workshop on the impacts of climate change on rangers’ daily work in the Alps. The event provided an opportunity to celebrate 25 years of cohesion and working together. Overall, 36 teams participated in the sports competition, the so-called Danilo Re Trophy, embracing a common Alpine culture, which constitutes the very foundation for effectively ”connecting nature and people", the slogan for the year 2020.

Finally, we are happy to announce that we will be participating in the IUCN World Conservation Congress from June 11th- 19th, 2020 in Marseille (FR). We will be joining forces with the Swiss National Park for this exciting opportunity to represent the Alps on an international stage.

Wishing you a great 2020 and we hope you enjoy the newsletter!   


News from the ALPARC Network

25th Memorial Danilo Re in the, National park Hohe Tauern – Salzburg, AT

2020 is an important year for ALPARC: the association is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Nothing could have been better to start this year than celebrating the 25th edition of the Danilo Re Memorial. 

The Memorial...Read More

ALPARC at the IUCN World Conservation Congress 2020

ALPARC is officially taking part to the IUCN World Conservation Congress 2020 in Marseille (FR), next June from the 11th to 19th, in cooperation with the Swiss National Park

After the first selection phase, the IUCN responded...Read More

OpenSpaceAlps kicks-off in Altenmarkt (AT) - Another Alpine Space Programme Project for ALPARC

OpenSpaceAlps is one of the fifteen projects approved under the framework of Call 4 for the Interreg Alpine Space programme. It brings together seven partner institutions from Austria, France, Germany, Italy and Slovenia to work on the topic of near-natural...Read More

Start of the Alpine Space Project LUIGI: Green Infrastructures and their Benefits

Start of the Alpine Space project LUIGI: Linking urban and rural green infrastructure to support the provision of multifunctional ecosystem services in the Alps. On November 27th, the LUIGI project partners met in Milano (IT) to officially launch...Read More

Kick-off of the Alpine Space Project HEALPS2: Natural Resources as a Main Driving Force for Promoting Health Tourism in the Alps

From December 5th to 6th, HEALPS2 partners met for the first time in Salzburg (AT) to identify the first important actions to be developed for the project’s starting phase. HEALPS2 is integrated into ALPARC’s field of work Regional Development...Read More

YAT 2020: Stay Tuned for Next Year’s Edition on July 16th

2020 is here and brings with it the beginning of a new year and some good news. It is with great excitement that ALPARC invites you to take part to the 6th edition of Youth at the Top that will be held from July 16th – 17th, 2020...Read More

The Alpine School provided with New Powerful Tools: The Alpine School Video and the New Website

What’s the Alpine School?
The Alpine school is a label that schools interested in an innovative educational approach can adopt after fulfilling certain criteria. These criteria are strongly linked to the approach of education for sustainable...Read More

Protected Areas and Tourism: New Approaches towards 2030

With the prompt support of the Regional nature park of Chartreuse, ALPARC organised a workshop on sustainable tourism in the Alps and the role of protected areas in its development. The 5th of December, in the beautiful framework of Le Désert d'Entremont,...Read More

Available Now: Destination Parks Final Report

The final report on our project Destination Parks is now available and presents the general idea of the project, introduces case studies and comes up with a conclusion summing up the general outcomes and the discussions held during the final conference,...Read More

News from the Protected Areas

Hohe Tauern Wilderness Area: Achievement in Nature Preservation

On the 28th of October, Austria welcomed its second IUCN Ib Wilderness Area. Hohe Tauern Sulzbach valleys were recognised with this status thanks to their unmodified nature worthy of protection and untouched preservation. Here, the self-determination...Read More

Park and Local Authorities Cooperating to Take Action Against Climate Change

In the territory of the southern French Alps, in particular under the authority of “Pays du Grand Briançonnais”, an organisation regrouping towns and villages in the region around Briançon and the managers of the Regional Nature Park of Queyras,...Read More

News from the Alps

Reading Mountains Festival 2019 - ALPARC was Present in Berlin

ALPARC took part to the “Reading Mountains Festival” in Berlin on December 11th, 2019. This international event, that takes in more than 100 places all around the Alps at the same time, made its way until the capitals of the signing countries of...Read More

13th Edition of Fotografare il Parco – "Capture the Emotions that Nature Gives You"

Tempo d'amore by Elisa Confortini Please scroll down to find the winning photos! 
Fotografare il Parco is an international photo contest, organized originally by Stelvio National Park (IT) in 2005 and later joined by three other National parks: Gran Paradiso (IT), Abruzzo Lazio...Read More

International News

COP25: New Climate Change Measures - Are We Ready to take Action?

A spontaneous kick-off
On December 2nd, 2019, the Ministry of Environment of Chile - Carolina Schmidt - is launching the UN Climate Change Conference COP 25 in Madrid. Given that demonstrations in Chile’s capital have not come...Read More

COP25: What’s the Result of the Climate Talks?

The divide between public opinion and institutions
This year’s COP was characterised by a huge gap between the public and the institutions. On the one hand, a young and motivated crowd demonstrated in the streets of the Spanish capital showing...Read More
Launch of the French Presidency of EUSALP « Together for a greener Alpine Region » 04/02/2020
Water Resources in the Alps: Adaptation to the challenges of Climate Change 18-19/02/2020
World Biodiversity Forum - Davos, Switzerland 23-28/02/2020
Workshop for Matchmaking and Conference on Climate Change Communication in the Alps 11-12/03/2020
5th European Ranger Congress 2020 11-16/05/2020
IUCN World Conservation Congress 11-19/06/2020
What's the Alpine School?: Image Video in 5 Languages 
Youth at the Top 2019: Official 'Teaser' Video
Youth at the Top 2019: 'Best of' Videos by Country

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