News from the network ALPARC

Workshop “Alpine protected areas 2030 – a shared vision for the future”
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…
Detention is not a good foundation for discussions and decisions
3 staff members of the French National Park Vanoise have been held hostage by sheep farmers The president, the Director and several other staff members of La Vanoise National Park have been held hostage since the evening of the 1st of September by about 50 sheep farming representatives of the…
"Youth at the Top" in the Alpine Arc - a real success for the 2015 edition!
The first edition of the international “Youth at the Top” project was a big hit! With a little help from the sunny weather in the whole Alpine Arc, groups of young people have participated with great enthusiasm in the first edition of this innovative project: sharing a physical, human, cultural…
Tuesday, 30 June 2015

The network is 20

The network is 20
Alparc is celebrating its 20th birthday. Since 1995, the network has been opening doors for exchange, recognition and joint activities among the protected areas in the Alps. Staff members of protected areas have found each other across cultural, linguistic and legislative borders. Not only did they live in the same…
Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Youth at the Top!

Youth at the Top!
On 16th July 2015, groups of young people have arranged to meet in several Alpine protected Areas (APA) and natural sites throughout the Alps in order to share a physical, human, cultural and artistic collective experience in the mountains. This is a collective project originating from the “Mountain Environment Education…
  20 years already – the Alpine Network of Protected Areas, ALPARC, a longstanding partner of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Region, celebrates this important anniversary this year. Our region is a founding member of the network and from the beginning has been heavily involved in the international exchanges connected to our…
Pilot Regions: a priority for the Platform “Ecological Network”
The alpine Pilot Regions for ecological connectivity stay among the working priorities of the Platform “Ecological Network” of the Alpine Convention. After the nomination of a new transboundary pilot region between Italy and Slovenia at the last Alpine Conference in November 2014 in Torino, the Platform “Ecological Network” of the…
Are You Ready to Accompany Young People to the Summit?
All over the Alps, people are disturbed by the lack of young people in the mountains, notably in summer. Are the mountains boring? Here, there and everywhere people are beginning to realise that our children and our young people are short of … nature. Has contact with nature become a…
Friday, 13 February 2015

General Assembly 2015

General Assembly 2015
The third ALPARC General Assembly was held on 23rd January 2015 in St. Jakob in Defereggental, in the Hohe Tauern National Park (Austria).  More than 50% of the Network’s members were present. The General Assembly validated the official reports of the president, treasurer and director for 2014 and the 2014-2015…
Friday, 13 February 2015

Results of the greenAlps Project

Results of the greenAlps Project
Download the final publications. From September 2013 to November 2014, ALPARC was the lead partner of the European greenAlps project, with the objective of examining the effectiveness of nature protection measures, from the European level to the level of individual communities, in order to encourage a change of governance so…