News from the Alps

CALL FOR SESSION CONTRIBUTIONS : 6th International Symposium for Research in Protected Areas
SUBMIT YOUR SESSION CONTRIBUTION NOW!National Parks Austria & Hohe Tauern National Park are pleased to invite you to present your latest protected areas research at the 6th International Symposium for Research in Protected Areas, 2-4 November 2017. The symposium will be held at the Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of…
Julian Alps Ecoregion becomes Europe’s first transboundary park awarded with the European Charter for sustainable tourism certificate
Triglavski narodni park (SI) and Parco Naturale Prealpi Giulie (IT) in the Julian Alps are both founding members of ALPARC. Transboundary cooperation between the two parks dates back to 1996. In the following years common EU projects reinforced the partnership and in 2009, the transboundary Julian Alps Ecoregion, which also…
Wednesday, 09 November 2016

XIV. Alpine Conference

XIV. Alpine Conference
The ministers and high-level representatives of the Alpine countries as well as the representatives of observer organizations met on the 13 of October 2016 in Grassau, Germany to discuss important issues on the future development and protection of the Alps. Some of the topics discussed were the topic of green…
Wien, 05.10.2016 (UWD). Die europäischen Naturschutzregelungen Fauna-Flora-Habitat- und Vogelschutzrichtlinie (FFH- und VS-RL) sind Grundlage für die Einrichtung von mittlerweile mehr als 270 Natura 2000-Gebieten in Österreich. Obwohl die Richtlinien seit 1995 in Österreich in Kraft sind, bestehen immer noch Vorurteile und Ängste, wenn es um die Ausweisung neuer Gebiete und…
Lifelong learning day: "Mountains of Switzerland- Developement and the landscape "
On the 4th of November 2016 the University of Geneva together with the University of Lausanne  organizes in Leysin a lifelong learning day on the topic: " Mountains of Switzerland- Developement and the landscape" about the role of the landscape in mountains developement's projects. Further information about registration and fees…
Call for themed sessions - 6th International Symposium for Research in Protected Areas 2017
National Parks Austria (www.nationalparksaustria.at) and Hohe Tauern National Park (www.hohetauern.at) are pleased to announce the 6th International Symposium for Research in Protected Areas, 2nd – 4th of November 2017. The symposium will be held at the Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Salzburg, Austria. The Call for Themed Sessions is…
Are you available in the second half of August and interested in vultures? Don't miss the opportunity to participate in the Census of summering Griffons in the western Alps ( France)! This year the survey will take place the 20th of August 2016 and is being coordinated by Envergures Alpines,…
CIPRA International takes stock of 25 years of the Alpine Convention
Many results have been achieved. The Alpine Convention has opened out to young people, spurred on notably by CIPRA. However, solutions to other issues are more urgent than ever. An example of this is climate change, which calls into question current economic and tourism models. Answers could be provided through,…
Winter Tourism – the Climate Challenge
Christophe Clivaz has co-authored a book about the future of ski areas and the impending change to the paradigm of Alpine tourism. “Switzerland is warming up… and this is having multiple impacts on tourism, especially on winter tourism which is an economic sector made particularly vulnerable by its dependence on…
The film « People, Books and Mountains » by the Alpine Convention is available
In the film “People, Books and Mountains, The Quest for alpine literature”, produced by the Alpine Convention, authors from across the Alps describe where they find inspiration for writing and what their link to the Alps is.  The film shows the author’s  discussion on « What is Alpine literature” and…