Workshop “Alpine protected areas 2030 – a shared vision for the future”

Monday, 14 September 2015

Organized in the frame of the 20 years’ celebration of ALPARC, the workshop which will take place in Berchtesgaden at the 13th of October aims to identify new challenges for the protected areas for the next years - challenges in nature protection and regional development and new governance models for a responsible management of natural spaces and cultural landscapes in the Alps. This heritage shaped by the processes of evolution and wilderness as well as by cultural alpine societies has many facets and needs adequate, modern and professional management.

The alpine protected areas will face various new challenges during the next years, mainly linked to climate change, demographic movements, changing political frame conditions and socio-economic needs of the Alpine society. The Alps will probably be more and more influenced by European politics and impacted by decisions taken outside the Alpine arch.

Which strategy should be adapted for the daily work of protected area managers? How to define priorities? How to find the means to fulfill new tasks while preserving the main mission of nature protection? How to make sure to take the right direction and which are the priorities for international cooperation between Alpine protected areas? How to adapt the services and tools delivered by ALPARC?

All these and other questions will be discussed in Berchtesgaden, in the house of the mountains, a very well adapted place to develop a new vision for the alpine protection areas – together towards 2030!

Please register before the 25th of September, by sending the registration form which can be downloaded below to info[@]alparc.org.

The workshop is open for members and nonmembers of ALPARC and their institutional bodies and staff, for associated organisations and all interested protected area managers.
It will take place during a busy week in Berchtesgaden: a Council meeting of ALPARC will be held on the 14th of October, and the 59th Permanent Committee of the Alpine Convention will take place on the 15th and 16th of October. On this occasion, the German presidency of the Alpine Convention together with the Presidency of the Platform Ecological network will present the last news from the pilot-regions for ecological connectivity.

ALPARC - The Alpine Network of Protected Areas

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