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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 Salzburg, Austria.

Call for contributions :
We invite you to submit presentations for the themed sessions listed below. Please enter your session contribution no later than 13 March 2017 online on www.nationalparksaustria.at/symposium2017.


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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 Salzburg, Austria.

Call for contributions :
We invite you to submit presentations for the themed sessions listed below. Please enter your session contribution no later than 13 March 2017 online on www.nationalparksaustria.at/symposium2017.
You may only select one theme. Please state if you are prepared to present a poster instead of a presentation. Oral presentations and posters are equally presented in the conference program as well as in the conference volume. There will also be a poster award for the three best posters.

Following a review, the organizers will decide on the conference programme which will be finalized by the end of June 2017.

Parks & People
a) Park objectives in transformation: What are parks for and why do we want them?
b) Integrated planning and management policies
c) Zoning in strategic planning and management of protected areas and their surroundings
d) Parks and people - reconciling park management with local and regional development
Parks & land use
e) Sustainable agriculture in protected areas
f)  Protected areas governance and ecosystem services
g) Protected areas' landscapes as resources for human health and well-being
h) Protected forest areas - lessons learned from long-term research
Parks & management
i)  Progress in long-term research and monitoring
j)  Managing wildlife in and around protected areas
k) Conservation conflicts in protected areas
l)  Human-wildlife conflict management and resolution
m)  Bridging science and management in protected areas
Parks & biodiversity
n) Biodiversity shifts in a changing climate
o) Endemic species - a neglected biodiversity treasure
p) Biodiversity - conservation in protected areas
q) Wilderness and process dynamics
r) Ecological connectivity
Parks & water
s) Alpine headwaters and lakes
t) Fluvial landscapes in protected areas
u) The cryosphere in a warming climate

Please note :

Conference language will be English. There will be no refunding of costs for travelling, accommodation and meals that are not included in the conference. We are unable to award grants.

For further information, please find attached the Factsheet.

We are looking forward to receiving your proposals of themed sessions for the 6th International Symposium for Research in Protected Areas 2017 in Salzburg!

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Publié dans Nouvelles des Alpes

A shared observation: there is a lack of contact between young people and the Alps

Worldwide, specialists diagnose a lack of contact from young people to their living space. Among Alpine youth, it leads also to the dying out of Alpine identity and mountain-related know-how. The young people of the Alps, among whom there is little awareness of the values and opportunities offered by the natural and cultural heritage of the Alps, are finding it difficult to settle in mountain areas on a long-term basis.
There is therefore unquestionably an urgent need for young people to be better informed and made more aware of their Alpine heritage, including of what it can offer them in terms of economic and social opportunities.

YOUrALPS tackles the challenge to raise Youth awareness on Alpine heritage

The aims of the INTERREG Alpine Space YOUrALPS project (2016-2019) are to give structure to the field of mountain education throughout the Alps and incorporate the values and knowledge of mountains and the Alps more fully in practices but also in educational curricula and syllabuses.
YOUrALPS includes several actions. It’s about identifying, interconnecting and involving the various players scattered over the Alpine territory in a transalpine network which will promote exchanges, synergies and cooperation in this field. A participative webplatform will be one of the tools of this network.
An analysis of the experiences and good practices in mountain environment education throughout the Alps, (including an in-depth study of the political strategies of each country in this field) will be presented in a comparative report. It will include recommendations and will be distributed among the decision-makers of each country. Thanks to exchanges, training, workshops and trials in pilot sites it will be possible to create an "Alpine school model". The model will also be completed by a toolbox of teaching resources linked to Alpine heritage.

The project has direct and long-term impacts

The Alpine School model will directly benefit the students, educators and decision-makers involved, as well as the future generations of pupils. Decision makers will have at their disposal a transferable model. YOUrALPS will create new opportunities for youth and increase their empowerment and engagement in the Alpine territory, to better shape their future.

January 2017 – The project is launched

On 18th and 19th January, the kick-off meeting brought together in Chambéry (Fr) 41 participants, coming from 6 Alpine countries (13 project partners, 25 observers and the representatives of the Alpine Space programme).
Thanks to this meeting the partners were able to get to know each other better and to appropriate the general context of the YOUrALPS project and the Alpine Space programme. A workshop was held on this occasion to build common references on mountain education. Two other working periods resulted in the laying down of the basis for a future international network and the webplatform associated with it. The atmosphere was warm and constructive, a good foundation for this ambitious 3-year project.
The next Project  Steering Committee meeting is planned for July in Slovenia.


The YOUrALPS Project is financed through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)  Interreg – Alpine Space programme  

ASP programme logo positive CMYK with ERDF


The 13 project partners

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The YOUrALPS project has been recently approved in the frame of the 2nd call of the INTERREG Alpine Space Programme (2014- 2020). 

The main aim of the project is to raise youth awareness on the entire Alpine natural and cultural heritage, by supporting youth environmental educational process via interconnected formal and non-formal education considering the Alps as natural, cultural, living and work space beyond borders.

The Lead Partner (LP), ALPARC - the Alpine Network of Protected Areas, launches a tender for management support for all tasks of financial management and smooth support for project administrative co-ordination.Participation is open to all legal persons who are established in a Member State of the European Union or in a country or territory of the regions covered and/or authorized by the specific instruments applicable to the programme under which the contract is financed.

Find the procurements, the terms of reference and all other relevant documents below

Deadline for tender submissions is the 15th of January 2017.



mercredi, 18 janvier 2017 15:02

YOUrALPS Kick-off Meeting

YOUrALPS Kick-off Meeting will take place the 18th and 19th January 2017 in Chambéry (France), gathering Partners and Observers.

jeudi, 01 décembre 2016 16:43

AlpBioNet 2030 Kick-off Meeting

AlpBioNet 2030 Kick-off Meeting will take place the 1st and 2nd December 2016 in Vienna (Austria).

Nous sommes heureux de vous annoncer la sélection de 3 propositions de projet soumises cette année au second appel du Programme UE Interreg - Espace Alpin. Il s’agit des projets YOUrALPS et ALPBIONET2030, dont ALPARC est chef de file, et du projet GaYA, pour lequel ALPARC est partenaire et responsable d’un Workpackage.

YOUrALPS - Educating Youth for the Alps: (re)connecting Youth and Mountain heritage for an inspiring future in the Alps  (2016-2019)
ALPARC et ses 12 partenaires relèvent le défi de renforcer durablement l’éducation à la montagne et la sensibilisation des jeunes au patrimoine naturel et culturel alpin. A partir de la structuration d’un réseau d’acteurs de l’éducation dans les Alpes, l’objectif est de rapprocher les secteurs de l’éducation formelle (écoles) et de l’éducation non formelle (acteurs de l’éducation à la montagne, tels que les espaces protégés par exemple), en favorisant l’inclusion de l’éducation à l’environnement montagnard dans les programmes éducatifs par le biais d’un concept d’ « Ecole des Alpes » qui sera expérimenté dans de nombreux sites pilotes. Le projet prévoit la participation active à la fois des décideurs politiques et de jeunes alpins dans ses actions.

GaYA - Governance and Youth in the Alps (2016-2018)
Le chef de file Agenzia di Sviluppo GAL Genovese/Italie et ses 7 partenaires dont ALPARC et le Parc naturel régional du Massif des Bauges, vont unir leurs forces et compétences durant 2 années pour développer la gouvernance des jeunes dans l’espace alpin en s’appuyant sur divers sites pilotes, tant en milieu urbain que rural,  avec la participation de groupes de jeunes, pour contribuer à renforcer les capacités des décideurs politiques dans l’implication citoyenne des jeunes dans les processus décisionnels.

Ces deux projets confirment l’importance et le potentiel de notre Axe thématique dédié à l’Education à l’environnement montagnard et aux Jeunes. Même s’il n’est techniquement pas possible d’impliquer tous nos membres en tant que partenaires ou observateurs dans de tels projets, nous prendrons soin d’informer puis de faire bénéficier nos adhérents et surtout les acteurs de notre Groupe de travail « Education à l’environnement montagnard » des actions et résultats de ces projets.

ALPBIONET2030 - Integrative Alpine wildlife and habitat management for the next generation, (2016-2019) 
ALPARC et ses 14 partenaires travailleront ensemble sur la connectivité écologique dans les Alpes et avec la nouvelle Macro-région alpine. Le projet a pour objectif d’affiner encore davantage le travail déjà conséquent mené sur cette thématique durant les dernières années, notamment en proposant une cartographie des aires stratégiques pour la connectivité dans et autour de l’Arc alpin, en développant une stratégie de gestion de la faune sauvage en concertation avec des acteurs variés et en travaillant sur des outils de médiation pour  répondre aux conflits pouvant surgir lors de la mise en œuvre de réseaux écologiques.

Nous sommes heureux de débuter dès maintenant le travail avec tous les partenaires et les observateurs de chaque projet.  Pour en savoir plus en attendant la mise en ligne des sites Internet dédiés à chaque projet, voir la présentation des projets retenus sur la page du programme Espace Alpin.

Les Parcs nationaux autrichiens (www.nationalparksaustria.at) et le Parc national des Hohe Tauern sont heureux de vous annoncer la tenue du 6ème Symposium International pour la Recherche dans les Espaces protégés, du 2 au 4 novembre 2017.

Le symposium aura lieu à la Faculté de Science Naturelles de l’Université de Salzbourg, Autriche. L’appel à sessions thématiques est désormais ouvert : merci d’envoyer vos propositions avant le 31 octobre 2016 en cliquant sur le lien suivant : www.nationalparksaustria.at/symposium2017


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Publié dans Nouvelles des Alpes

La conférence internationale organisée par LabEx ITEM "La montagne, territoire d'innovation" aura lieu à la Cité des territoires - Université de Grenoble-Alpes, Grenoble, France du 11 au 13 janvier 2017.

L'objectif de ce projet est de réaliser une analyse sociale, économique et culturelle de l'innovation dans les territoires de montagne. Des questions seront débatues, telles que : Quel est le rôle de l'innovation au niveau local et régional (et ses liens) ? Quels sens et quelles visions de la montagne sont en question face au changement ? Et quel type de territoire émerge de ces transitions ?

Pour plus d'information et pour s'inscrire : http://labex-item.insight-outside.fr/colloque-innovation-montagne/index.php?langue=fr&onglet=6&acces=&idUser=&emailUser=

jeudi, 13 octobre 2016 15:40

Alpine Nature 2030 - publication

Creating [ecological] connectivity for generations to come


The book Page Titre Nature2030"Alpine Nature 2030 - Creating [ecological] connectivity for generations to come" is published by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and  Nuclear Safety (BMUB). 
The Federal Ministry for the Environment considers the creation of an ecological network in Europe to be crucial for achieving a global network of protected areas as envisaged in the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). In this context, the spatial connectivity of protected areas and transboundary protected areas plays an important role in the implementation of the Alpine Convention. Article 12 of the Nature Protection and Landscape Conservation Protocol of the Alpine Convention envisages the creation of an ecological network.

The publication has been published in partnership with ALPARC, the University of Veterinary Medicine of Vienna and Blue! .


This publication is available as e-paper .

Open the publication as e-paper

You can order the publication at : http://www.bmub.bund.de/en/service/publications/downloads/details/artikel/alpine-nature-2030/



"Life needs connectivity- Three love stories" - 3 video clips

Frise 3 animaux

Ecological connectivity is needed on land, under water and in the air to safeguard biodiversity for future generations.

The three video clips "Life needs connectivity.Three love stories" are made by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation,  Building and  Nuclear Safety (Germany ) in partnership with ALPARC, University of Veterinary Medicine of Vienna and Blue! in the frame of the work of the publication " Alpine Nature 2030 - Creating [ecological] connectivity for generations to come " . 

Video produced by MischiefVisit. 

Visit our Youtube page and have a look at these 3 video clips!



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