News from the protected areas

The Contamines Montjoie organizes its 1st photo contest "Photo Nature" focusing on winter wildlife
If you are a photographer then don't hesitate to participate in the first contest "Photo Nature" organized the Contamines Montjoie in partnership with the Nature Reserve/ASTERS and the magazine Terre Sauvage.This first edition will focus on winter wildlife. Information, conditons and registration:http://photo.events.lescontamines.com/concours-photo-nature
Un vautour criblé de plombs dans le Parc national de la Vanoise
En octobre dernier, un vautour fauve (Gyps fulvus), espèce protégée, était découvert criblé de plombs, à Bonneval-sur-Arc. Le Parc national de la Vanoise vient d'ouvrir une procédure judiciaire contre X. Voir le communiqué de presse complet ci-joint pour en savoir plus.  
A bearded vulture audiobook for children
ASTERS, the Haute-Savoie Natural Areas Conservation Authority (Conservatoire d’espaces naturels de Haute-Savoie /France) has published a book entitled «L’incroyable histoire de Gypa »  (“The Incredible Story of Gypa”). This audiobook aims to make children aware of the protection of the bearded vulture. It includes a colourful illustrated book (48 pages)…
The UNESCO Global Label for the Geoparks
Since 16th November 2015, following ratification by the 195 UNESCO member states, the Geoparks have officially been the bearers of the new “UNESCO Global Geoparks” label. The “UNESCO Global Geoparks” label recognises the geological importance of a site, its holistic management and the value of exceptional geological landscapes. This new…
Christophe Viret is the new director of the Mercantour National Park. Mr Viret replaces Mr Alain Braindeis who held the position of director during the last 7 years. The new director, working actually at the CGET (Commissariat Général à l’Egalité des Territoires) will officially take up his duty the 1st…
Vote for APOLLO project in the Gran Paradiso National Park!
From 5 to 19 October, on the website of EOCA (European Outdoor Conservation Association) you can vote for the funding of the research project APOLLO (Alpine Protection from Overgrazing, Landscape Learning and Observation) presented by the Institute for the Dynamics of Environmetal Processes of CNR and the Gran Paradiso National…
Monday, 14 September 2015

Testimonies to Climate Change

Testimonies to Climate Change
Climate change has consequences for mountain tourism. In the area occupied by the Écrins National Park/F, mountaineering is a major part of tourist activity in summer. Current climate change is a constraint on professionals, modifying landscapes and changing one particular perception of mountains. Sound documents made by the Centre de…
The regional natural parks of France and the biodiversity - new publication
The French nature park federation has released a leaflet titled "Les Parcs naturels régionaux et la biodiversité : retours d'expériences" realized with the support of GRTgaz and MEDDE.In this document, the Regional nature parks show their know-how and the importance of considering biodiversity in territorial policy implementations. Around twenty initiatives…
The international photo contest "Fotografare il Parco" is open
The nature international photo contest of the Stelvio, Gran Paradiso, Abruzzo, Lazio e Molise and Vanoise National Parks is back.Registration for the 11th edition of the international photo contest “Fotografare il Parco” has opened. The contest is organized by the Stelvio, the Gran Paradiso, the Abruzzo, Lazio e Molise and…
« Les Alpes de la Méditerranée » sur la route de l'UNESCO !
Le dossier de candidature des Alpes de la Méditerranée au Patrimoine mondial de l'Humanité de l'Unesco avance à grands pas. Les experts de l'UICN France (Union Internationale pour la Conservation de la Nature) ainsi que le Ministère de l'Ecologie, duDéveloppement durable et de l'Energie ont été enthousiastes à la présentation…