Thursday, 10 April 2014 02:00

ALPARC/Working Program_2011-2012

ALPARC's contribution to the global network of protected areas:biodiversité, ecologic connectivity, climate change and regional development

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Thursday, 10 April 2014 02:00



Friday 21st January 2011 in the centre of the National park Triglav in Bled (information centre)- 16.30 - 20.00


“The work of the rangers – concrete activities for the implementation of the Alpine convention”


16.30 (15’) Introduction: Alparc – A concrete application of the Alpine Convention in the service of the Protected Areas / Guido Plassmann, Director of the Network of Alpine Protected Areas - ALPARC

16.45 (15’) The aims of the Alpine Convention and the role of the Protected Areas by its application / Janez Bizjak, former Director of the National park Triglav und former President of CIPRA Slovenia as well as former Vice-President of the Network of Alpine Protected Areas - ALPARC

17.00 (10’) The work of the rangers to promote a sustainable forest management / Riccardo Lussignoli, Nature Park Alta Valle Pesio et Tanaro (I)

17.10 (10’) Rangers’ work in the Prealpi Giulie Nature Park in the frame of Alpine convention: monitoring, prevention, surveillance, education / Gessica Picco, Nature Park Prealpi Giulie(I)

17.20 (10’) The role of the rangers in the Nature Park Adamello Brenta / Matteo Viviani, Nature Park Adamello Brenta (I)

17.30 (10’) Grand Paradiso – Vanoise a common alpine work / Christian Neumüller, National Park Vanoise (FR)

break (30’)

18.10 (10’) Biodiversity and habitat protection / Carmen Kraus, National Park Berchtesgaden (D)

18.20 (10’) Inventory Protocol for the flora of the National Park Mercantour and its application for the protection of native species / Laurent Martin-Dhermont and Sylvie Claudon, National Park Mercantour (FR)

18.30 (10’) Ranger: professional all-rounders / Gianni Oppi, Nature Park Alpi Marittime (I)

18.40 (10’) Collaboration of the National Park management with a tourism association in the field of guided walks / Josef Egger, National Park Berchtesgaden (D)

18.50 (10’) Among people: Cooperation with local communities and sensitisation of children / Tomaž Bregant, National Park Triglav (S)

19.00 (40’) Discussion / Questions

20.00 End and conclusions

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Wednesday, 09 April 2014 02:00

Last of the wild

Last of the wild: overview of status and monitoring of some wilderness related species in the Natura 2000 network.

Edition: PAN Parks Foundation, 2009


By providing a description of the management and monitoring practices of various protected areas, with regards to chamois, ibex, brown bears, lynx, wolves and white-tailed eagles in its new publication, the PAN Parks Foundation aims to argue for the need for a non-intervention management approach that will ensure healthy and stable populations of these – and other – important wilderness species. In addition, we hope that the present selection of monitoring experience will serve as inspiration to many nature conservation professionals in their handling of wilderness habitats and species around Europe.

If you have comments or questions concerning the publications or the PAN Parks Foundation, please contact Edit Borza, Communications Manager at or visit 

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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

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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 Réservez dès maintenant vos dates du 8 au 10 octobre 2014 pour le Congrès des Parcs dans le Parc de la Forêt d'Orient (10) qui portera sur le thème

"Les Parcs, acteurs de l'égalité des territoires".

pour plus d'informations:

 “Nature parks strengthen rural territories: such is the paradigm widely heard with regard to nature parks and regional development. The present report “Nature Parks and Regional Sustainable Development” seeks to identify further the factors which enable nature parks to contribute to regional development while equally taking into account aspects of society, the protection of nature and the landscapes.

Thus 32 experts from different countries (Austria, Germany, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Hungary and Switzerland) have looked into these questions. Thanks to a scientific analysis it is possible to define the effects of nature parks on local economies and identify the results obtained by the implementation of different actions.

26 projects stemming from nature parks in Austria and other countries present examples of successful regional development in nature parks. The themes under scrutiny range from the enhancement of landscapes through local produce, sustainable mobility and visitor management to environmental education and other innovative concepts and projects. 

 Source: Federation of Austrian Nature Parks (VNÖ)

Link to download the report (in German)

Monday, 31 March 2014 02:00

Catalogue of the communication products

The catalogue lists the various Alpine Network publications: conference proceedings; specialist subjects; bulletins; educational material; book of Alpine stories and legends; special items such as the map of Alpine protected areas and the 'Mountains and myths' exhibition.

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