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greenAlps facing regional and European biodiversity standards for the Alps
The two year greenAlps project (2013-2014), financed by the EU Alpine Space programme enters at the final phase.The analysis of the results from former Alpine Space projects linked to the topic of biodiversity, a review of European environmental policies, interviews with stakeholders in the pilot areas and during international workshops…
Next year, ALPARC will already be celebrating 20 years of existence. Founded in 1995 by France and its Alpine regions, the Alpine Network of Protected Areas has become one of the most concrete and recognized tools of the Alpine Convention. Since the setting up of the network in 1995 and…
Register now for the next working group meeting “Mountain environmental education“
The next meeting of the ALPARC working group “Mountain environmental education”  will take place on  21st and 22nd October 2014  at the brand new visitors center (Haus der Berge) of the Berchtesgaden National Park in the Bavarian Alps. Are you dealing with education topics in your protected area? Are you…
Participate in the photo-contest of the Alpine Convention dedicated to climate change in the Alps!
“CLIMATE CHANGE IN THE ALPS – impacts, strategies and people’s initiatives”    Witness the effects of climatic changes in the Alps, demonstrate your personal concern, illustrate the response strategies implemented in your region, or take it with humor and win prizes!   Participate in the 2014 edition of the Photo-contest…
Guidelines on Wilderness and wild areas in Natura 2000
Natura 2000 protects areas of high biodiversity value across the European Union. It is the largest coordinated multi-national network of protected areas in the world, covering more than 18% of the European terrestrial territory of the Member States as well as significant marine areas. As establishment of Natura 2000 nears…
Publication: A panorama of the ecosystems services delivered by mountains - UICN France Committee
The UICN France Committee published a brochure of the ecosystems services delivered by mountain in order to complete the panorama on the all ecosystems in France.   Download the brochure (French only)
EU Platform on Coexistence between People and large Carnivores launched
In order to solve the social conflict over large carnivores, on 10 June 2014, the European Commission launched the EU platform on Coexistence between People and Large Carnivores in Brussels. The Platform will support constructive dialogue between key stakeholder organizations at the European level. It will be the place where…
Multivision «For the Alps» in DVD and Blu-ray
The Multivision « For the Alps » is now available in Standard DVD and Blu-ray format. Since its creation, the Multivision "For the Alps" is at free disposal for all the alpine protected areas, to be shown in their visitor centers or during local events (high definition data available for…
Les 6 jeunes participants français du projet YAD
"Cette journée passée à Grenoble a été vraiment motivante pour moi. Je ne me rendais pas compte que des structures existaient pour nous donner la parole au niveau alpin. Mais surtout, rencontrer d'autres jeunes avec les mêmes préoccupations et avec la volonté de faire bouger la situation m'a vraiment donné…