International news

Shall ALPARC get an Asian "brother"?
In preparation for the IUCN World Conservation Congress , which will be held this year in September in South Korea, ALPARC’s president and Berchtesgaden National Park’s director Michael Vogel was invited in late April to a work meeting by the Korean Society of Environment and Ecology, the South Korean Ministry…
The multivision “for the Alps”: an original and unique audiovisual event
 ALPARC is pleased to present the multivision "for the Alps", an audiovisual production built around more than 400 photographs painstakingly selected from the 10,000 shots taken and shortlisted by park officers in nearly 60 protected areas. These areas are represented by 20 management bodies who are full partners in this…
The development of the alpine protected areas since the 20th century – a graphical animation
In the year 1914, the first Alpine national park was founded: the Suisse National Park . At the entrance of the valley Engadin, in the canton of Grisons, for almost 10 years the national park was the only protected area in the Alps. Then the National Park Gran Paradiso in…
20 partners , representing about 60 protected areas from 6 Alpine States, will present all together on the European Day of Parks, the 24th of May 2012, the multivision show of the Alpine protected areas network ALPARC . With the duration of about 20 minutes, the multivision is addressed to…
17 ° Memorial "Danilo Re" 2012: the results
It's already 17 years that rangers of protected areas from the Alps meet up every year to commemorate the death of one of their colleagues, Danilo Re, who died in service. This event represents an opportunity to exchange, to meet, to consider partnership projects... or just to feel "united": together…
Thursday, 05 January 2012

Two new editions from ALPARC

ALPARC invites you to discover or rediscover its latest publications. 1. The state of renewable energy in the parks This publication, conceived within the framework of a project in partnership with the Swiss Parks Network and funded by the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN) , aims to improve…
Thursday, 15 December 2011

UNDERSTANDING

UNDERSTANDING
 The 7th ALPARC general meeting in October 2010 in Zernez unanimously resolved that the Task Force Protected Areas should remain attached to the Permanent Secretariat of the Alpine Convention, and appealed to all Alpine states to actively seek broader joint financing for this unique inter-state instrument. To do this, resources,…
Thursday, 15 December 2011

LOOKING BACK

LOOKING BACK
Over 16 years ago, in October 1995, the Alpine Network of Protected Areas (ALPARC) was founded in Gap in southern France. During the first assembly, the Alpine protected areas managers discussed various nature conservation and regional development issues and agreed to communicate and work with each other in the future.…
Thursday, 15 December 2011

TAKING ACTION

TAKING ACTION
 At their 7th General Meeting on 21 October 2010, the members of ALPARC adopted their Zernez Resolution, which unanimously endorses the concept that the Task Force Protected Areas should remain attached to the Permanent Secretariat of the Alpine Convention. In so doing, they also urgently called upon the 11th Alpine…
Thursday, 15 December 2011

JOINT DECISION MAKING

JOINT DECISION MAKING
 Structuring a network comprising hundreds of institutions and protected-area administrators is a daunting task. This probably explains why ALPARC has achieved such great success as a kind of informal communal undertaking, albeit one that is also a de facto organization. The new strategy entailing greater cooperation and integration with the…