News from the protected areas

New publication by VNÖ: ESD in Nature Parks
 Following a meeting organized in October 2013 about Education to sustainable development in Nature parks, the Federation of Austrian Nature Parks (VNÖ) just published in January 2014 a study dedicated to the topic. ALPARC had the chance to contribute with an article reflecting some ‘‘reflections, challenges and experiences in Alpine…
Friday, 04 October 2013

From Triglav to Dolomiti Bellunesi

The Park of Triglav is the only Slovenian national park. Spread over 84,000 hectares, it covers almost the entire territory of the Slovenian Julian Alps. Thanks to a project Leader, co-financed by the European Union, the park Triglav has decided to launch a project similar to the "Quality Charter" of the…
The first breeding of wolves in the eastern Italian Alps was observed in the Lessinia region, near to Verona (north-east Italy).  It was confirmed on August 7 by videos trapping installed by rangers of the regional park Lessinia, which attest the presence of 2 cubs of about 4 months. This…
Tuesday, 27 August 2013

National park Vanoise

National park Vanoise
Situated between the high Maurienne and Tarentaise valleys, the Vanoise National Park is home to high mountains, rising to more than 3, 000 m, on which many glaciers remain. There are also valleys which open onto wide, easily accessible passes. The variety of its rocks (calcareous, gypsum, sandstone, quartzite, shale,…
Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Walking through the clouds

Walking through the clouds
The essential is invisible to the eyes (Antoine de Saint-Exupery) With the project "Walking through the clouds" the National Park Gran Paradiso promotes soft mobility through the regulation of motorized traffic on the road to the Nivolet in the summer and encourages walking, cycling and shuttle use.  On the weekends…
Report: “Nature Parks and Regional Sustainable Development” in Austria
 “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…
The « Mont Viso » Biosphere Reserve
 Since 28th May 2013, the Alps have had a new trans-border biosphere reserve: the Italian and French territories situated on each side of Mont Viso now constitute two biosphere reserves totalling 294,000 hectares and including 4 sites already listed as Unesco World Heritage Sites. About twenty communes are concerned on…
 The National Park Mercantour , the Nature Park Alpi Marittime and the River Park Gesso e Stura created together the Trans-border Platform of Environmental Education within the framework of the Integrated Trans-border Plan (PIT) financed by the ALCOTRA European programme of trans-border coordination. The aim of this platform is to…
The First European Nature Park Opened on Thursday 6th June 2013, in Tende (Alpes Maritimes), France It unites the Mercantour National Park (F) and the Alpi Marittime National Park (I) by means of the European Grouping for Territorial Cooperation (EGTC). This park is the end product of 30 years of…
Mountain House Inauguration in Berchtesgaden
With this slogan Bavarian Minister President Seehofer and Minister of the Environment Huber officially inaugurated the “Haus der Berge” (Mountain House) in Berchtesgaden, Germany on 24th May last. The “Mountain House” is intended as the gateway to the Berchtesgaden National Park . Here you will find information and important advice…