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 Die Akzeptanz von Grossschutzgebieten aus der Perspektive der ansässigen Bevölkerung und lokaler Akteursgruppen - eine Studie über den Naturpark Ötztal.

Magisterarbeit von Matthias Wenzel, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Juni 2011  

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For the use of the Working group "Environmental education" and participants to the thematic Workshop.

Powerpoint presentations of the 1st Workshop "Mountain Environmental Education in Alpine Protected Areas" held in Zernez, Swiss National Park, on 19th and 20th of October 2010.


The third ALPARC workshop on the topic "Mountain Environmental Education in Alpine protected areas" will take place on 21st and 22nd of October 2014 in the new visitor centre "Haus der Berge" of the Berchtesgaden National Park .

It is co-organised with the Berchtesgaden National Park (Bavaria, Germany) and with the REEMA (Alpine Network for Mountain Environmental Education), which gathers the staff in charge of environmental education in the French Alpine protected areas.

Target public: Staff in charge of environmental education in the Alpine protected areas.
Limited number of participants: 30 persons max.
Language of the meeting: English

Programme: this working group meeting will be focused on ongoing activities and projects.The programme will also offer large discussion time for informal experiences exchanges as well as a general session focused on current topics and interests regarding education to nature in the parks and reserves. Guided visits are also planned in option on 20th and 23rd of October. You can download the programme proposal below. The expectations and proposals of the participants are still welcome and will be considered while defining the final detailed programme, which will be published until end of September.


Official deadline for registration and hotel booking was on September the 10th, but there are still a few places left for participants from Alpine protected areas: please find below the registration form and practical information for download.


ALPARC Education Working Group Coordination: marie.stoeckel (at) +33 (0)4 79 26 55 00  

Published in Events of ALPARC
Monday, 27 January 2014 01:00

Mountain environmental education in 2014

The next meetings of the ALPARC working group “Mountain environmental education” are scheduled on 21st and 22nd October 2014

at the brand new visitors centre (Haus der Berge) of the Berchtesgaden National Park in the Bavarian Alps 


 Until then ALPARC will work with the members of this working group on different projects:

  • Creation of a joint and simple educational tool adapted for the event spaces to raise awareness for the protection of the Alps. Current work name: “The Alps in my backpack”;
  • Project to create a shared simultaneous event of the protected areas dedicated to the youth of their territories, in order to guide them towards trying out and rediscovering their mountain in a completely original way. Joint project with the REEMA. Current work name: “Youth on the Top”;
  • Partnering of ALPARC in the project “Youth Alpine Dialogue” led by CIPRA International;
  • Development of a global thematic project for 2015 and the following years.

Meet the working group “Mountain environmental education”

If you are in charge of environment education in an Alpine protected area and interested in the activities of this group open to all, please do not hesitate to contact marie.stoeckel(at) 

This publication is composed of 2 parts : the narrative part which presents the existing tales and legends in the protected areas and the informative part which gives details on different aspects of the area.

Published in Books
Tuesday, 01 April 2014 02:00

Catalogue Mythical Mountains

The catalogue gives details of the 'Mountains and myth' exhibition created by the Network of Alpine Protected Areas as part of the International Year of Mountains. The exhibition recreates the myths of the Alps with reference to mystical mountains in 32 Alpine protected areas.

Published in Books
Monday, 31 March 2014 02:00

Pedagogical document

This teaching and information document is a communication tool designed for a range of audiences. It gives a brief overview of nature conservation issues in the Alps, the Alpine Convention, the role of protected areas and related topics. It contains information sheets, slides, more detailed information for teachers, and a set of annexes including brochures, maps and a CD-ROM.

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This document is based on a collection of best practices and experiences in the alpine protected areas. It is regularly updated with new experiences. If you wish to contribute to this work with your own experiences, don't hesitate to contact us:

2008-2009. Edited by ALPARC.

This working group was created in 1998 and is a horizontal group in that it covers nearly all the subjects dealt with in other groups and exchange programmes. The group is therefore chaired by the Task Force Protected Areas. The group is mostly made up of communication and education officers from Alpine protected areas.


ALPARC's general communication objectives are:

  • to inform the general public about protected areas in the Alps
  • to raise awareness about conservation in the Alps (Alpine Convention) and therefore about the role of the protected areas in the Alps
  • to provide information about ALPARC and the value of international cooperation in this field (exchanges, experience, expertise).


In ALPARC's early years, the emphasis was naturally on developing internal communication, i.e. communication between the managers of Alpine protected areas.
The working group then headed up and implemented the ALPENCOM project (INTERREG IIIB) from 2005 to 2008. The project's main aim was to organise and expand external communication – communication with the public.

It resulted in the creation of a communication strategy, together with a corporate design and the first generation of communication tools.

The group is currently focussing on continuing the work begun during the ALPENCOM programme and is also expanding its outlook to include environmental education, principally through collaboration with the Alpine Mountain Environment Education Network (REEMA).
(The list of the members of the working group is available on the Extranet: restricted access only).